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Posted by Jon on January 25, 2002 at 11:09:51:

In Reply to: Help - bent rims posted by JPL on January 25, 2002 at 10:20:42:

If they are only bent on the rim and not in the centers, they could be good as new. There is certainly a limit but if they are bent an inch or two, they can straighten them.

You mentioned, however, that they are BBS wheels. If they are newer BBS wheels like the RXs I got redone once, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MATCH THE FINISH. It's a multi-part process that the wheel refurbishers just cannot duplicate. In my case, it was an insurance deal so after two tries, they bought me new ones.

So you may want to consider getting the two wheels straightened and then having all four powdercoated the same color...maybe anthracite w/ a polished rim or something? You'll have to find someone who will work with you though since most places I know of charge a flat rate for straightening and refinishing whether the wheels need both or not.

Ideally, you'd probably want a deal for just straightening and then find a local place to strip and powdercoat all the wheels.

Good luck,
Jon


I have two BBS alloy rims that are bent. When straightened will they be as good as new? Any idea on pricing? Is there a really good place in San Diego to have wheel repairs/painting done? Thanks in advance.

JPL
90 m3
black and tan





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