Sorry to hear that you curbed your wheel. There are shops out here in Los Angeles that do it for much cheaper than that price you were quoted. It will cost you around 500+ dollars to replace that wheel brand-new. You're better off getting it repaired for that size of damage. Either way best of luck to you!
Good catch. I thought it was. there is another thread with the same question i believe some where.
however with that small of damage that is an easy fix. i wouldn't think it would be more than 100 bucks to fix that.
Hi Avant, Thanks I saw that thread you were talking about as well.
The local shop here in Sacramento quoted me between 230-300 by only looking at the photo. Apparently it needs to be sent out for repair as the shop locally does not fix this wheel onsite. Thanks everyone, the curb mark is so minor but so annoying since I know its there. I also managed to scratch the front bumper during the 1st week of having this vehicle. I'm surprised on how low it sits from the factory.
Does anyone have any contacts of places in Southern California? Might be worth the drive for me!
My dad curbed a chrome wheel from his Highlander and was told by several wheel/tire shops that it'd be cheaper to replace it than to fix it. To fix a chrome wheel, they have to take the chrome off, fix it, then re-chrome it (at least that's what the shops told me).
Yeah apparently they have to strip it and then re-dip it in chrome, the shop here in Sac said that the EPA is forcing plating shops to close down due to the toxics that they put out. I got a quote to replace the wheel for 426.00. My initial thought was to replace the wheel, and use the "curbed" one as a full size spare since I don't have one. I will need to measure tonight to see if it would fit.
Do what I did, sand it down and buff it with polish. Wont be a perfect fix but unless your know what your looking for and up close no one will ever know. Cost you maybe 20 bucks to do it all, just an hour of your time. I did far worse damage to my rims and they look good afterwards