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      03-25-2018, 01:54 AM   #1
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Curbed 666M wheel repaired, is this the best that it will be?

So I curbed my 666M wheel the other day while not paying attention and arguing with the wife. (Bad combo)

After a bit of research, everyone recommended Son Tran from Onsite Wheel Repair, I made the drive about 2 hours to his place and dropped off the wheel today.

From the reviews I read, I was under the impression that after the fix, you will not be able to tell.

Well, I might be extremely picky but I can spot the repair right away, and even a few feet away. It almost looks like they just took a grinder to the damaged portion and called it a day so now there is this nice shiny section. It doesn't look too bad, but it just still stands out to me. I know it's a machined wheel but has anybody had a machined wheel repaired from curb rash? Is this the best that it will ever look? Am I being too picky?


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So I curbed my 666M wheel the other day while not paying attention and arguing with the wife. (Bad combo)

After a bit of research, everyone recommended Son Tran from Onsite Wheel Repair, I made the drive about 2 hours to his place and dropped off the wheel today.

From the reviews I read, I was under the impression that after the fix, you will not be able to tell.

Well, I might be extremely picky but I can spot the repair right away, and even a few feet away. It almost looks like they just took a grinder to the damaged portion and called it a day so now there is this nice shiny section. It doesn't look too bad, but it just still stands out to me. I know it's a machined wheel but has anybody had a machined wheel repaired from curb rash? Is this the best that it will ever look? Am I being too picky?


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I rather suspect the whole wheel would have to be diamond cut again to remove any sign of the damage.

I understand the lacquer is smoked too which is why you have the shiny section.
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Not sure if this is what you're needing or not, but it's the clear that is reportedly used on the silver 437 wheels.

http://www.wheelpaints.co.uk/CAR-MAN...12-00-85.html?
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I would take some 3k grit wet sandpaper to it. Test a small area first. 3k grits soft enough to hand polish back to your desired finish if youdonít have a buffer. Repairs to OEM polished wheels never really come out the same as stock/original finish unless itís a painted section.
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Son fixed my gloss black Porsche wheel AND color matched my white rocker panel which had a rock gash in it. Mines flawless. You can't tell on the rim or rocker panel.

I was there for 2-3 hours. Cars came rolling in all day asking for help. I watched him turn away many customers because the wheel had some sort of finish he couldn't replicate.

I've only meet him once. I don't know him other than having him fix me porsche wheel and side rocker. But didn't he discuss your finish before you started?
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I rather suspect the whole wheel would have to be diamond cut again to remove any sign of the damage.

I understand the lacquer is smoked too which is why you have the shiny section.
Yeah I was afraid of that. I might have to buy a whole new wheel since I'm pretty OCD.
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Son fixed my gloss black Porsche wheel AND color matched my white rocker panel which had a rock gash in it. Mines flawless. You can't tell on the rim or rocker panel.

I was there for 2-3 hours. Cars came rolling in all day asking for help. I watched him turn away many customers because the wheel had some sort of finish he couldn't replicate.

I've only meet him once. I don't know him other than having him fix me porsche wheel and side rocker. But didn't he discuss your finish before you started?
I just texted him back and forth before coming, I asked if it can be fixed to just like new condition and he said yes he can do it. No discussion about the finish.

I mean it's not bad, I don't think a normal person would be able to point it out. I might do what clutchdj suggested and put some sandpaper to the gloss section, I wonder if it had clear put on it after the repair..hmm..
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Have you addressed to him that it's not up to par for you...? I think you have to give him 2nd attempt to fix it if wasn't fixed the way you wanted. I heard nothing but good reviews about him.
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Son fixed my gloss black Porsche wheel AND color matched my white rocker panel which had a rock gash in it. Mines flawless. You can't tell on the rim or rocker panel.

I was there for 2-3 hours. Cars came rolling in all day asking for help. I watched him turn away many customers because the wheel had some sort of finish he couldn't replicate.

I've only meet him once. I don't know him other than having him fix me porsche wheel and side rocker. But didn't he discuss your finish before you started?
I just texted him back and forth before coming, I asked if it can be fixed to just like new condition and he said yes he can do it. No discussion about the finish.

I mean it's not bad, I don't think a normal person would be able to point it out. I might do what clutchdj suggested and put some sandpaper to the gloss section, I wonder if it had clear put on it after the repair..hmm..
Do not do that. Call Son. He will do whatever you want if he can.
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I rather suspect the whole wheel would have to be diamond cut again to remove any sign of the damage.

I understand the lacquer is smoked too which is why you have the shiny section.
Yeah I was afraid of that. I might have to buy a whole new wheel since I'm pretty OCD.
That's exactly what I did. I couldn't leave it. Mine looked the same as yours did. I sold the old one and got fairly good money in the end. Shop around for the new wheel, try and get as much as possible for yours and then move on and forget about.

Leave the arguments till you get home!!
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That's not the proper way to fix it. They should've sanded out the rash, applied bondo to rebuild the lost material, sand, prime and paint.

Looks from the picture that all he did was sand out the rash to bare metal and then polish. Colour doesn't even match. I wouldn't be happy with that result.
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That's not the proper way to fix it. They should've sanded out the rash, applied bondo to rebuild the lost material, sand, prime and paint.

Looks from the picture that all he did was sand out the rash to bare metal and then polish. Colour doesn't even match. I wouldn't be happy with that result.
I agree. I had my 437 wheel repaired at the dealer for $150. Color didn't match. I complained and they gave me a full refund.
Mine is a lease and the car is going back next month so I can live with it.
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