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Posted by Jon on April 25, 2001 at 11:01:17:

In Reply to: Restoring wheels posted by Darren M on April 25, 2001 at 07:17:12:

...that they can do amazing things to restore alloy wheels. How they do it is apparently a closely guarded secret in the industry.

I was told that, for about $125 US, they can straighten and refinish almost any wheel. The things they cannot fix are chunks of metal missing, very very misshapen wheels, and bends in the center sections.

I had a wheel that was bent in about 3 inches on the inside of the rim (damn rocks!) and they told me it was a borderline case but they couldn't fix it. If they could have fixed that, I would have thought they sold their souls to the devil or something. If it was borderline, that's still pretty amazing.

If you find a reputable place, they won't even touch the wheels if they can't make them look brand new.

Good luck,

Any of u guys had wheels restored before? Can a set in bad shapre be restored to brand new state? In my quest to get the same sized wheels and tyres all round I think I can get my grubby little hands on a set of 4 for 250ukpounds. I want to keep my two fronts and restore two of the bad ones to put on the back, and then maybe sell the 16*8 and 16*9 combo made up of two good 9inch wheels and two bad eights.

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