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Old 05-31-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Anybody knows a good rim repair shop? The front wheel of my vehicle got scrapped badly by the curb in two areas. Not sure if it's repairable or just need to get it replaced.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Anybody knows a good rim repair shop? The front wheel of my vehicle got scrapped badly by the curb in two areas. Not sure if it's repairable or just need to get it replaced.
steel rim yes, aluminum probably not
Someone like Discount Tire can look at it and give you the info you need.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Wheels America
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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steel rim yes, aluminum probably not
Someone like Discount Tire can look at it and give you the info you need.
I beg to differ. Back in my car modifying days I had a couple of sets of pretty beat up Porsche wheels. I took it to a wheel shop and the damage was completely repaired and then I had the wheels polished. They looked brand new. Plus, who cares about aesthetics on a steel wheel? Slap a hubcap on a steelie and call it a day.

OP - I'm sorry I don't have any resources for you. I would recommend NOT taking it to a tire shop. Tire shops outsource to wheel repair shops (usually for when they screw up while installing tires) and mark up the costs so you get bent over. They are also not the authority on the extent of the damages to your wheel. Sometimes, sadly, they cannot be repaired or it's cheaper to get a used wheel from a junk yard or what have you. Good luck. For reference when I had my Porsche wheels not only repaired but also polished, it cost me $85 per wheel.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I was satified with Discount Tires when they fixed 2 of mine a couple of years back.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Thanks for the input. I've checked several rim repair places (Wheels of America, Wheels Technologies or Wheel Repair Solutions) and they all have a flat rate ranging from $120 to $135. Please post if you have any direct experience with these shops.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Yes!!! Wicked Wheel Repair did an immaculate job on my damaged rims. Affordable and they didn't even remove the rims from my car to work on them. The guy's name is Alan Stepp (713) 876-1364. Houston phone number, but they're located here in DFW. Good luck!
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Had a couple done by Wheels America a few weeks back. Did a great job & complete in one day, but by the time you get the tires remounted & balanced they were about $150 each.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I have used Wheels America several times over the past 7 or 8 years and they do a pretty good job. Only complaint I have is they charge (I think) $20 to remount/balance the tire, which although not outrageous is definitely a bit high and it literally takes them 5 or 6 minutes (I watched them do it).
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