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      12-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Wheel repair/refinishing near DIA?

Hi all

anyone got a recommend on a place that can refinish my 230s and possibly straighten one for a reasonable price? I used the place that was recommended by Sterling BMW (Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists) to straighten two of my winter set that showed up with "hops" in the barrels (Style 157) and they did a good job although that was an expensive exercise. However to refinish all four 230s, faces only, and straighten one would run me $985 with them, or the guy offered to send them off and have them "remanufactured" and powder coated for $1140 but I would have to dismount the tires myself and then obviously have them remounted and balanced when I got them back.

I really would like to have my car looking good for spring, but for that price I might as well just run these until the RFTs wear out, then get a square set of 17" or 18" race wheels and PSS's. Which honestly does not sound like a horrible option, except then I'm driving around on wheels that the PO scuffed up for me (and the touch up paint pen that I got from Bavarian Autosport along with a recent order isn't even close to the right color - it's closer to the bare aluminum!)

Is there anyone else quasi-local that I should be looking into besides Ye Old Wheel Shop in Elkridge (who has done stuff for me in the past and done a good job, but they're highly not convenient to me as I'm in Sterling.)

thanks for any advice!