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Old 09-22-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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18" Sport Design wheel refurb

I've been wanting to have the outer edge of my wheels refurbished for quite some time. All 4 had been delaminating and blistering. I considered tracking down a set of Sport Techno's, but they're hard to come by and not cheap! I'm glad I went this route instead. Thought I would post this in case anyone needs a recommendation- Metro Wheels in Atlanta did an outstanding job, communicated with me several times, and took great care of the car while they had it- stored it covered on a lift indoors, something they did on their own.

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Old 09-22-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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Looks great - my favorite wheels!

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Old 09-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #3
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Just curious... What did it cost you per wheel? I've been quoted $75 a piece to refurbish mine.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:09 PM   #4
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The refurb'd wheel looks great! I have the same design wheels on my 996.

For reference, I paid $100 per wheel to have my Boxster wheels re-finished and that included pickup and delivery.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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Thanks guys- These are one of my favorite designs as well, but man are they a pain to clean!

I was quoted as low as $50 and as high as $150. I ended up paying $120 per wheel, which while on the high side I felt like the end result and experience was worth it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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... but man are they a pain to clean!
I couldn't agree more!
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