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Old 10-02-02, 12:56 AM   #1
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hey guys,

Any help would be appriecated. Local body shop scracthed my br5's. The front passenger. How much would it cost to get the lip fixed and rechromed? I feel bad too cuz its my friend's dads place. Any info would help.

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Old 10-02-02, 01:00 AM   #2
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Tonee,

There are several shops in Cali that do this type of work. Depending on the damage, the price will vary. I would think that couple of hundred at the worst.

Where are you located, city?

If in nor-cal there is a shop in the bay that restores wheels with a special process that I think is pretty clean.

In so-cal, I would call any major shop that you trust or is a CL vendor and get a name/number.

Good Luck.

Word of warning, do not let anyone try one of those spring-arm cheap fix things to just bend the lip back. Take it to a pro and pay the money.

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Old 10-02-02, 01:07 AM   #3
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agree..

~$90-125/each
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Old 10-02-02, 01:14 AM   #4
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hey guys the rims aren't bent just scratched about 1/4 of the rim pretty deep. the guy hit the curb. Stupid asses. So it shouldn't be more than 150 to get it fixed and rechromed?
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Old 10-02-02, 01:15 AM   #5
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Is there any place in southern ca that does a good job?
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Old 10-02-02, 01:36 AM   #6
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Tonee,

I can bet it is bent. Tough to 'hit' a curb and not bend metal.

You may not notice the bend now...but get the tire off and bingo...

In SoCal, I would call a reputable shop and get a few referrals. Maybe Steve Ganz @ CarsonToyota or Ronnie @ Keyes Lexus may have a name for you.

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Old 10-02-02, 01:54 AM   #7
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well that guy was parking it and curb it on the sides. I hope its not bent. This makes me mad. Giving my car and they don't take care of it.
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i think it is called

www.fixarim

or www.fixrims

they advertise in the bcak of many car mags
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what part of so. cali are you in? i re-polished my old rims before i sold them and this place did a great job. they can just polish the outer lip and they'll put it back together. looks just like new... not perfect, but better than having a curb rash.
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i'm in oc. I think the lips are chromed not polish. I'm just freakedn ****.
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jeez, that sucks. i don't think i've ever seen chrome lips. but if they are chrome... they have to take apart your wheel, take off the existing chrome, then polish it nice, and then re-chrome the lip. do you think your friend's shop is willing to pay for all that? i'm thinking in the area of $250 or so...
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Old 10-02-02, 03:53 AM   #12
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i hope they do cuz i can see the scratch like 10 to 20 feet away. Wasn't my fault that they can't park it. I'm not putting money out of my pocket paying for something i didn't do.
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i know what you mean. i left my car at the mechanics and they made a deep gash into the rim about 3 inches long. he offered to pay, but instead i made him work on my car for free.
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Old 10-02-02, 04:39 AM   #14
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how much did it cost you to fix your rim?
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Old 10-02-02, 01:29 PM   #15
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try www.fixrim.com

repair usually costs $90-$120. Then you have to add chroming, which is usually another $80-$100.
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