[200q20v] Wheel repair
C1J1Miller at aol.com
C1J1Miller at aol.com
Thu Apr 12 12:26:56 EDT 2001
Nah, I think the rim lips are machined then _anodized_; that's what makes them a bit more difficult to refinish.
Machining is easy, and any good wheel repair shop can do that. They could also just machine polish for the same effect.
In a message dated Thu, 12 Apr 2001 11:24:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Brett Dikeman <brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net> writes:
The tricky part with, say, 200q20v wheels is that the rim is machined and
the clearcoated. You can't just polish it; it'll destroy the
characteristics of the lip and the wheel will look horrible(not to
mention, corrode immediately unless re-clearcoated.)
I've been told by one wheel repair shop in MA that the wheels would take
longer and cost more to refinish specifically because of the machined
lip. "If you run your nail in+out of the lip, do you feel
ridges?" "Yep" "that's a machined finish and the machine that does that
specific kind of surface is very rare"(suspected translation: it's not
rare, but we don't do many machined rims, so we have to send it out." :-)
The ridges are basically what makes the rim look reflective, but not
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Fundsalo Racing wrote:
> They did good werk for me but others have had diffent
> luck with them....
> --- Paul R Luevano <prl at ptc.com> wrote:
> > Another option for wheel repair is "Rim Pro" in
> > Woburn, MA. 781-932-3132. No
> > personal experience, but a co-worker had his wheels
> > (Dorf SVT) refinished there
> > when monkey lads scuffed up his wheels with an
> > impact gun. He said he was
> > skeptical, but when they were done they looked
> > better than new.
> > I plan of having them refinish the wheels on the 200
> > 20V this summer.
> > Just FYI.
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