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Old 03-16-2016, 09:28 AM
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So bought my R3 a few months ago and found hidden under the plasti dip was a whole bunch of nasty toad rash. So question is ... Does anyone know if there may be companies that can resurface a R3 wheel and then paint it back to a factory look without the uglyou road rash I'm located in the valley area of California
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:40 PM
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I responded in your spacer thread. Just call up a few detailing shops.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:36 AM
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I responded in your spacer thread. Just call up a few detailing shops.
Sorry about that will definitely call around
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:12 PM
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Does anyone know if there may be companies that can resurface an R3 wheel and then paint it back to a factory look without the ugly road rash? I'm located in the valley area of California.
I've been wanting to do the same with my R3 wheels. I bookmarked this place a while ago, not sure of their rates or reputation:

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did you find a place? I'm also looking to restore used r3 wheels in LA. How much are used R3 wheels worth? I'm not sure if I want to restore them when you can buy them online for $400. I already spent $190 per rim... getting them painted will up the cost to $315... thoughts?

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Old 06-17-2016, 01:07 PM
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I've got a place locally in Atlanta that does amazing work. Most of it is dealer work where they quickly turn wheels around overnight - lots of mail order. In my case, I parked it in an afternoon, picked up the next day. Over the night, they had:
  • removed wheels from car
  • dismount tires an threw them away
  • sandblasted
  • straightened
  • ground down rash
  • built back up with TIG welder
  • reprofiled the lip back down to stock
  • painted / powdercoat
  • mounted my new tires tires to include lining up markings with the valve stem
  • balanced
  • put them back on the car

all for $165 per corner.

Alloy Wheel Repair in Norcross, GA. I can't recommend them any more highly. Ask for Lamar. And no, I have no financial interest in their success, they just did right by me.

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Old 06-26-2016, 10:59 PM
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Selling R3 wheels

I am located in Tampa, FL.

I am looking to sell my R3 wheels, as i have found aftermarket wheels that i like better. I am looking at Ambit Wheels RE83 18x9.5 +15 5x114.3 would i be able to fit these wheels on my car? I drive a 2011 R3 Velocity Red Mica. Anyone that would know/be interested in buying my R3 wheels please respond!
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:04 PM
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there is a "will it fit" thread int he S1 Wheels / Tires / Suspension forum that would probably be more help.

I think the offset will push the wheels out too far and it may rub, but... i'm not sure.
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