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Old 01-23-2015, 08:01 AM   #1
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Wheel refurbishing question

Has anyone here in the northeast had their wheels refurbished/painted by the outfit in Bath, PA known as Wheel Collision Center? I know about Wheel Enhancement in CA but would like to use a good shop closer to home. I have some minor blemishes and curb rash from previous owner and would like to get them brought up to like new condition in Hyper Silver. Any opinion welcome.

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Old 01-23-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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There are 2 places on Long Island that get good reviews. Wheelfixit, and Elite Coatings. I will be using Elite Coatings in the spring. They are going to paint first then clear powder coat.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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Has anyone here in the northeast had their wheels refurbished/painted by the outfit in Bath, PA known as Wheel Collision Center? I know about Wheel Enhancement in CA but would like to use a good shop closer to home. I have some minor blemishes and curb rash from previous owner and would like to get them brought up to like new condition in Hyper Silver. Any opinion welcome.

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No feedback on Wheel Collision but I have been seeing their ad in the back of magazines for 35+ years.
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Both places I suggested claim a 24-48 hour turn around. Maybe you could call and set something up where you bring them in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day? You could just plan a day trip to Long Island.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:42 PM   #5
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AKL, I am in the middle of prepping 2 sets of wheels and will be refinishing them myself. Prior to doing so I looked into having them done for me and what methods to pursue, one of the things I had learned is that unless they are forged wheels (most OEM Porsche wheels are not) having them powder coated is not recommended.

Apparently the potential downside is that it if the heat employed in the powder coating process is too high and it will compromise the structural integrity of the wheel; the heat could damage the casting. I'm not one to usually give credence to darts thrown from afar, it's just that many people who are smarter than me (Including Damon at The Tire Rack) noted the above. Good Luck........
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