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    Exclamation Just hit the curb on my wheel!!!

    I hit the curb trying to park in the parking lot its only about 6inches long but maaaaan i dont like it! lol

    Can anyone refer me to a decent and good mobile rim repair in the Bay Area? Im from Hayward, closer would be best.

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    I'm not sure you'll be able to have the factory wheels "repaired" like you want. You might want to look into replacement...

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    Wheel techniques in Santa Clara, they aren't mobile but you could probably stand by while they fix it if you set up a time. They are the most reputable shop in the bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost12 View Post
    I'm not sure you'll be able to have the factory wheels "repaired" like you want. You might want to look into replacement...


    What do you mean? Theres no dent or bend on the rim, just curb rash along the edge that seems sorta deep..

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    I was going off an assumption of the worst I guess, my bad. I've seen many factory cast wheels that get scrubbed, dented, or bent and are "re-work-able", but not actually correctly fixed. Pardon my assumption. I think if you posted pics I most likely would not have made my statement.

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    The entire lip will be sanded, or the curbed portion will be cut away, refilled, then sanded to smooth it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellypanda View Post
    The entire lip will be sanded, or the curbed portion will be cut away, refilled, then sanded to smooth it out.
    Oh ok, doesnt seem that complicated. The shop you referred me to wanted 129+ for that repair and they would have to keep it for 4 work days, not really worth for a scratch like that. It would be different if it was a crack or bend.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost12 View Post
    I was going off an assumption of the worst I guess, my bad. I've seen many factory cast wheels that get scrubbed, dented, or bent and are "re-work-able", but not actually correctly fixed. Pardon my assumption. I think if you posted pics I most likely would not have made my statement.

    No problem, yea ill get some up here once i get the chance a bit later.


    Just want to know if anyone has gone through this also and how\who they've taken it to, since there are some mobile people on Craigslist who do this type of work. Only thing im a bit sketchy on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velos510 View Post
    Just want to know if anyone has gone through this also and how\who they've taken it to, since there are some mobile people on Craigslist who do this type of work. Only thing im a bit sketchy on that.
    This looks like it would work, haven't done it yet, figure I'll wait on fixing the curb rash and fix it when I plasti-dip the rims, possibly this year.

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    Just an FYI, any body shop can fix a scrape. You don't have to find specialized wheel people for a scratch in the paint.
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    Keep this in mind as well. I used to be in the dealership biz and we had issues with mobile guys getting overspray on the car, and the car next to it, and the car you just washed...etc.

    Take the wheel off, run it over to a collision shop and have it done correctly and baked in a booth. Might take a few hours more and little more effort but it's worth it. My $0.02
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    I scraped one of my wheels on a curb too - not a big deal IMHO. I don't even notice it. If you parallel park enough, it's bound to happen. It's certainly not as bad as the dings and dents we often get from other car doors! So far I've been lucky on that front with my Veloster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    Just an FYI, any body shop can fix a scrape. You don't have to find specialized wheel people for a scratch in the paint.
    Hmm i didnt know they would also do rims..ill have to check up on that with the closest body shop.

    The thing is, as we all know we dont carry spares in our cars. So the mobile seems a bit more interesting, ive read a bunch of reviews on Yelp and seen pics but ur right on the whole overspray part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackymann View Post
    I scraped one of my wheels on a curb too - not a big deal IMHO. I don't even notice it. If you parallel park enough, it's bound to happen. It's certainly not as bad as the dings and dents we often get from other car doors! So far I've been lucky on that front with my Veloster.
    Well yea true, no big deal but i mean im worried about the rusting part due to water or the environment. I mean, our rims are just painted. I duno, i just bought this car a week ago -__- and i already have a scrape

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    My wife has curbed the rim twice. It's just a Hyundai, and it's our commuter car. I don't really car about small scrapes and stuff
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    I have hit curbs twice -- and on the same right front wheel. Seriously, the rims are tough! It's a couple of small scrapes along the very edge and once I got over the initial "OMG" moment, I realized that you can't even see them! But if I did want it repaired, this would be the time to have a full size spare! Then you could just leave the wheel instead of leaving the car with someone for 4 days! In fact, ask them to "loan" you a spare! Many cars now come without spares.

    I'm taking my V in for an oil change and the Blue Link software update (and they will also inspect/replace compents as required at no cost to you) at the end of the month, and I will ask what the dealership charges -- wheel rims were not part of any additional protection coverage I purchased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkt1954 View Post
    I have hit curbs twice -- and on the same right front wheel. Seriously, the rims are tough! It's a couple of small scrapes along the very edge and once I got over the initial "OMG" moment, I realized that you can't even see them! But if I did want it repaired, this would be the time to have a full size spare! Then you could just leave the wheel instead of leaving the car with someone for 4 days! In fact, ask them to "loan" you a spare! Many cars now come without spares.

    I'm taking my V in for an oil change and the Blue Link software update (and they will also inspect/replace compents as required at no cost to you) at the end of the month, and I will ask what the dealership charges -- wheel rims were not part of any additional protection coverage I purchased.
    If you're wondering how much a new rim costs from Hyundai dealerships, I already asked. My style package rim is $480ish (I forgot the exact price).

    At OP, I'm not sure which package you have on your Veloster but if you have the Style package, I might be selling a rim or two soon (keeping at least one as a spare) once I end up getting a set of aftermarket rims. With shipping, it'll be cheaper than buying a brand new one!

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    Korean Auto imports is selling the 18 inch tech wheels for $320.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velosteray View Post
    Korean Auto imports is selling the 18 inch tech wheels for $320.
    A curb rash repair on about 1/2 of the rim cost me $130, i.e. ~40% of a new wheel cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    Take the wheel off, run it over to a collision shop and have it done correctly and baked in a booth. Might take a few hours more and little more effort but it's worth it. My $0.02
    A little hard to accomplish if you have a US model, need the car and don't have a spare. Just Sayin'.
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    Velos510: In case you weren't aware, aluminum won't rust since it's non-ferrous. It might oxidize and turn chalky white if not properly protected but it's incapable of rust.

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