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      08-01-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Need advice on refinishing wheels

Hi all,

Ok, I have a question to anyone who knows anything about wheels - more specifically, reconditioning them. I can get the following wheels (click for huge pics):






I am looking at 60 bucks per wheel + probably 25ea shipping, so about $340 all in + a bit of time to go pick them up. I can get these semi-locally for about $500. Would anybody have any ideas on what it would cost me to bring these into "street" viewable condition?

According to the seller: "The wheels just have tire rubber marks that come right off with a good cleaning."
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From what I can see in those photos, those look to be melted rubber on the tires from tracking the wheels. Those can be cleaned with some elbow grease.

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