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      10-30-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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rim refinishing... might be a stupid question

hey,

might be a stupid question but what is the disadvantage of refinishing a rim or is there any?

if you keep refinishing a rim, won't the rims just keep thinning down or when they refinish a rim they add back some type of alloy/steel to the areas that are scratched/curbed?

also, if you are refinishing forged or high end rims, wouldnt you need to add back similar high grade alloy/steel or else it would compromise the actual rim?

just curious...
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Curb rash is usually always just cosmetic so filling it in won't really weaken it at all.
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      10-30-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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makes sense...never thought about it like that.

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