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Gah! Stupid curb. Curb rash repair in Central Illinois?

Learned my lesson about being extra careful with a Z in a drive-thru today. Managed to catch a curb and put a nice 6" streak of curb rash on my

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gah! Stupid curb. Curb rash repair in Central Illinois?

Learned my lesson about being extra careful with a Z in a drive-thru today. Managed to catch a curb and put a nice 6" streak of curb rash on my rear driver's-side rim. *#$@!

I've read pretty good things about many of those mobile wheel-fixer/refinisher people. Problem is, I can't seem to find any online that service the Central Illinois area. Thought I'd call a couple of local call dealers tomorrow to see who they recommend.

It's a long shot, but anyone here live in the Springfield, IL area know of any reputable place/guy-in-truck that can buff out a bit of curb rash?

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Wanted to update my old thread in case anyone finds it in the future...

I found a guy that does wheel repair & refinish work for car dealers. Met up with him at a local dealer about a week ago. It took him all of 15 minutes and $50 to repair the rash. Did a great job, wheel looks brand-new again.

If anyone in the Springfield, IL area needs a guy to repair a wheel, PM me and I'll send you his info.

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Props for a good guy !!
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Wanted to update my old thread in case anyone finds it in the future...

I found a guy that does wheel repair & refinish work for car dealers. Met up with him at a local dealer about a week ago. It took him all of 15 minutes and $50 to repair the rash. Did a great job, wheel looks brand-new again.

If anyone in the Springfield, IL area needs a guy to repair a wheel, PM me and I'll send you his info.
Glad you got it fixed to your satisfaction! Every day when I pull into the garage here at work, it's pucker time. After the security arm goes up, I've got to make an immediate 90 turn to the right. It is impossible to see the curbs, and I know it is just a matter of time before I hit one of them.
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mr.gurney- i would visually mark a spot on your car (maybe the decorative curve of the hood) to something in the gate area and aim for that each time.

i do this on my cars when parking perfectly in my garage. i am within mm each time.

op-glad to hear your wheel's fixed!
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Glad you got it fixed to your satisfaction! Every day when I pull into the garage here at work, it's pucker time. After the security arm goes up, I've got to make an immediate 90 turn to the right. It is impossible to see the curbs, and I know it is just a matter of time before I hit one of them.
Yep. I've learned my lesson about curbs in the Z.

While I fully intend on not hitting any more curbs, at least I've learned that it's not terribly expensive to fix a little minor rash.
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