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I curbed one of the wheel couple months ago and I finally have time to fix it. I took it to "Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists (AWRS)" (http://awrswheelrepair.com) and they really did a great job. If you guys who live in Phoenix, contact Timothy Morris 480-444-6034 or [email protected] to make an appointment. He is a nice guy and I believe he is the owner's son. Mine just took one day to finish and I can pick it up on the second day. I fixed mine for $125, the price range is $125-$150 as they told me. And this company is worldwide, you can checkout the website to find your state or country. The address for Phoenix location: 1819 W Rose Garden Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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I had them repair a set of BBS wheels that I had on my 08 Si and they came out!
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3 of out the 4 wheels had slight curb rash and they couldn't find the exact color wheel name or code so they did my 4th wheel for free :thmsup:
 

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I had them repair a set of BBS wheels that I had on my 08 Si and they came out!

3 of out the 4 wheels had slight curb rash and they couldn't find the exact color wheel name or code so they did my 4th wheel for free :thmsup:
Nice. I think they did a great job. Btw, the bbs looks awesome.:thmsup:
 

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Looks good! :thmsup:

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can you tell where the damage was? how did the finish turn out?
 

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excellent info, thanks (as I've already slightly curbed two of my wheels:furious:
 

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They fixed it perfectly. You can't tell the wheel was damaged. It just looks like brand new. They even do the rebalance for the wheel.
sounds legit! :thmsup:
 

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I thought this thread would be good to being back up as I’m sure there are some curbed rims out there and like me weren’t sure what to do without replacing.

I curbed one rim when my car was 2 months old and I couldn't stand it any longer after another 7 months looking at it. It was always just glaring back at me reflecting, “look at what you did dumbass”! No matter how far or short I drove the damaged area was always on top. Ha ha!

So I got it fixed today by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists | The World's Largest Wheel Repair Company as the rest did above. He said it would be 80-90% unnoticed. I think it's more like 99% unnoticeable! If you look REAL close you can see it's been ground out and polished. But it sure beats the look before! He mentioned 2 things – that these wheels can’t be repaired well if the damage is worse because they are machined (they would have to send it out). And second these stick out more from the tires than most so you have to be more careful.

Not maybe 45 minutes later and $100 cash and the rash is gone! CHEAP. It looks really good! Thanks everyone for suggesting them. At first I was trying to replace the wheel but the only ones I could find are remanufactured which no telling what the damage was before. Honda wants nearly $500 new so I went with the repair which I didn't even know existed until I Googled as a last resort and found this post.

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Wow.... that looks great. I don't think I can see anything where it was damaged.
 

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Thanks for posting your repairs, guys! I have managed to curb two of my coupe's wheels and was very angry at myself. I let it go too long and now the damage is really bothering me. I'll be giving these guys a call soon!
 

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While we're talking about the Sports wheels, I bought a used 2013 last year and recently realized that the wheel lock key is missing. I looked all through the glove compartment, truck, etc and it just isn't there.

Anyone replaced their OM wheels and have an key for sale? If not, any advice on the cheapest place to get a replacement? I really need to replace this before I strand myself on the side of the road.

Email me at [email protected] if you can help.

THank you!
 

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While we're talking about the Sports wheels, I bought a used 2013 last year and recently realized that the wheel lock key is missing. I looked all through the glove compartment, truck, etc and it just isn't there.

Anyone replaced their OM wheels and have an key for sale? If not, any advice on the cheapest place to get a replacement? I really need to replace this before I strand myself on the side of the road.

Email me at [email protected] if you can help.

THank you!
Have you contacted your local Honda dealer?
 

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Oh crap.... I just remembered that my fiancee's pilot had a key... I'll have to see if there's one on mine.....
 

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No, I figured they would want an arm and leg for it and maybe I couldn't find it cheaper somewhere else.

What can I say? I'm cheap! Don't judge me! Ha
I'd misplaced mine (or thought I had), so was there for oil change & tire rotation & asked about it. They have master keys so they could still service the car, and gave me an email addy to order a new one. Turns out I had it the whole time, in the center console, not the glovebox...
 

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I wish the before and after pictures were all consistent. Good hi-res images would be helpful to see if there is clearcoat overlap or anything else.

Reality is that without stripping and baking a proper powder coat, everything else is more or less a parking lot compromise. A real strip and repaint can be $$$.

My concern would be how this holds up at 5, 10, 15 years. Hope it does.

Would be interesting to hear what processes were used and how much they cost relative to one another.
 
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