Relax and Replace or Refinish Your Damaged Wheels
The most convenient way to resolve a damaged wheel is to order a reconditioned wheel of the same size and model as your other wheels. This can be done on a variety of online websites, we even have hundreds in stock at our sister site, RimVault. Even eBay has a decent amount of options depending on your wheel age and brand. When you locate and purchase the correct wheel it can be exchanged at your convenience at our shop.
There is the possibility that if your wheel is hard to find (i.e.: super old, brand new, or obscure) then we will have to refinish your existing damaged wheel. Sometimes this process can take a day or two depending on the number of wheels, if properly done.
Beware of a number of mobile wheel refinishing services who promise results without ever taking the tire off. Save yourself the subpar “service” and hire actual professionals like Phoenix Rim Repair who take time, care and attention to complete the process correctly from the start. Mobile repairs simply smooth out and touch up the damaged area and apply a patch of new clear-coat, but within this patch is still a microscopic crack where elements can still get in, thus inevitably destroying the repair over time.
On the other hand, to properly refinish a color-coated wheel, it is necessary to strip the wheel back to bare metal and rebuild the finish from primer to paint to one continuous layer of clear-coat. Polished wheels skip the primer and paint but add the laborious process of polishing. Chrome wheels have to be stripped with acid and dipped in highly toxic liquid metals. To properly prepare and cure clear-coated finishes takes time, up to a week, while chrome-plating can be even longer. This is not convenient, but as long as you have a reliable spare tire, you can still have a working vehicle.
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