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BimmerBurger
08-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Stupid Valet ....

Brand new HRE 549R's ... and the first week ... valet does this to my rims.

Is there *anything* I can do to fix this?

HRE always tells me they need to be removed from the car, shipped clear across the country, pay hundreds for refurbishment, and it usually takes them about 3-4 weeks.

Can I remedy this on my own somehow?

fred7821
08-24-2011, 09:57 PM
I had similar issues with my set of wheels a few years ago. I would recommend some Scotch bright pads and a air grinder. Basically just mend and blend the damage till is disappears. YouTube has plenty of DIY videos. Goodluck

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TOGWT
08-25-2011, 03:56 AM
Repairing / Renovation of Scratched or Curbed Wheels -http://www.autopia.org/forum/guide-detailing/136856-repairing-renovation-scratched-curbed-wheels.html#post1451320

dboy11
08-25-2011, 08:21 AM
Stupid Valet ....

Brand new HRE 549R's ... and the first week ... valet does this to my rims.

Is there *anything* I can do to fix this?

HRE always tells me they need to be removed from the car, shipped clear across the country, pay hundreds for refurbishment, and it usually takes them about 3-4 weeks.

Can I remedy this on my own somehow?

Have a look for a location in your area. My local guy could fix that to the point you would not know it was there.

http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/

ard
08-25-2011, 10:04 AM
"Valet"? What's that???

BimmerBurger
08-25-2011, 11:33 AM
"Valet"? What's that???

In south florida? Why its the thing they force you to do. Everywhere you go. Most restaurants. All hotels. Most night clubs. Even at the malls. Even at your apartment building. At your own home. For no reason. No access to your own car. You must valet. You dont have to tip. But you're never allowed to park on your own. Its the scourge of Miami. Some sort of mafia rackett going on.

ard
08-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Move.

jfs356
08-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Look for a wheel restoration shop, they can repair that. It is basic body work for wheels: fill, sand and polish or paint.

tmack6
08-26-2011, 08:16 AM
PM me and can tell ya how to fix it at home or if you dont feel comfortable with the DIY route I can fix it.

BimmerBurger
08-26-2011, 12:26 PM
Ard = Genius of the week award.

Everyone else = thanks.

Ilovemycar
08-26-2011, 02:08 PM
PM me and can tell ya how to fix it at home or if you dont feel comfortable with the DIY route I can fix it.

I'm not BimmerBurger, but I sent you a PM. :) I recently attempted my first DIY wheel repairs earlier this year, with mixed results, and have a couple of questions for you.

tmack6
08-26-2011, 02:18 PM
I'm not BimmerBurger, but I sent you a PM. :) I recently attempted my first DIY wheel repairs earlier this year, with mixed results, and have a couple of questions for you.

PM right back at you !!!