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Re: Wheels - Can they be fixed with confidence???

You can get what I consider to be a very nice-looking set of MSW (BBS 
mesh lookalikes) at the Tire Rack for a little over $400 (I'm not sure of 
the actual price - I know they have a "package" advertised with the MSW 
15X7 wheels and 205/60/15 Bridgestones? for around $560).  I'd call and 
get some brand new ones for all that hassle.  Unless, of course, you're 
really attached to yours.  Tire Rack in a great deal IMHO.

Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart

On Fri, 1 Dec 1995, Eric Schumacher wrote:

> The wheels on my 86 4kCSQ are not up to par (i.e. round).  They have two
> flat spots on them from unexpected potholes.  They are in use daily (not
> that much damage).  The damage is not noticable unless spun on the
> balancer and a reference point is used.  
> My question:  Can they be repaired?  I have found a shop that will repair
> them, but tempered metals are sensitive to being messed with (according my
> Materials Science profs).  Has anyone had this type work done?  Anyone
> have or know of good wheels for less than $100 each (repairs est at $125
> per wheel).  
> Clarification:  Two wheels have flat spots - one on each.  
> Thanks,
> Eric SChumacher
> es61@prism.gatech.edu