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Curb Checking Your Rims is All Bad

David XLR-V

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My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR-V, Raven black
I'm so bummed right now. I pulled in in front of my house, an action I've performed a thousand times, but I was off a little bit off this day. I pulled up to the curb and heard my tires brush up against the concrete. There wasn't any screech of metal sound, or even reason to believe the rims had gotten damaged. I expected to see some scraping on the tire that I would just wipe off... boy was I wrong.

I would gratefully welcome any suggestions or similar experiences and what you did.

1. Do I try to find another pair for sale? (I went ahead and posted an inquiry in the parts for sale forum)

2. Do I get these sandblasted and powder coated?

3. Do I buy another set that are maybe a different style and not the 10 spoke (I do and have always loved these rims though)
 

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mickeytee

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look for a moble wheel repair. they can refinish those and touch them up so they look fine .most of the time for around 100 a wheel. check wit hyour dealer and ask who they use.
 

David XLR-V

Active Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2016
Messages
35
Location
Mesa
My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR-V, Raven black
look for a moble wheel repair. they can refinish those and touch them up so they look fine .most of the time for around 100 a wheel. check wit hyour dealer and ask who they use.
I will look into that. Thanks for the suggestion. My only concern is since the paint is flaking off would they be able to fix that with a touch up. Worth checking out though... I'll reply here with what I find out.
 

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