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wheel repair / refinishing?

Anybody know any places in the area that do good work? I have some two piece bmw/BBS wheels I want redone. 4 of them just need to be refinished, the fifth needs to be straightened and refinished.
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Anybody know any places in the area that do good work? I have some two piece bmw/BBS wheels I want redone. 4 of them just need to be refinished, the fifth needs to be straightened and refinished.
Try Transwheel: toll free number 800-892-3733

143 S Rohlwing RD
Addison, IL 60101
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Any bodyshop can handle the painting. For straightening since they are 2 piece...you take them apart, keep the center, and buy a new rim. That's the whole benefit behind 2 and 3 piece wheels.
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Anybody know any places in the area that do good work? I have some two piece bmw/BBS wheels I want redone. 4 of them just need to be refinished, the fifth needs to be straightened and refinished.
Wheels America did a good job on 2 of my SSR GT3 rims. The outer aluminum lips had some bad curb rash and they fixed them. The great thing is that I had them back the next day. I had this done like two years ago and I was very happy with the work they did. The day I went in, I was lucky enough to see a set of SSR GT3 wheels that they had just finished for a BMW so I knew mine would turn out good. They had other BBS, SSR, BMW,...wheels, so you might get to check out some while you're there. If there's a color that you want to refinish your wheels, ask them to let you see a wheel with that finish to make sure you get exactly what you want. They have a flat rate and I think I paid like ~135 a wheel. I'm not sure if it's still there but I went to one in Arlington Heights. www.wheelsamerica.com

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funny you mention wheels america, i tried to go there today, i called, they said they were open until 3, I got there about 2:20, door was locked, nobody answered the phone... so i drove an hour and a half for nothing... I'll try again next week. Glad to here you were happy with their work.
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If you go back to Wheels America talk to CJ. I have used them a bunch of times and always been very happy with the quality. I have never used Transwheel but I have heard good things about them.
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I have used both and wheels america seem to provide better service.
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If you go back to Wheels America talk to CJ.
+1. CJ is cool. He knocked off $20 for having me come in when the wheel wasn't finished.

1 negative though. I had some paint running in 1 of the spokes. I had them fix it but it's still noticeable to me.

I believe they have a lifetime warranty too.

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There is a place on Landweir in Elk Grove just west of 83 on the N. side of the street. Can't remember the name.

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