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Old 04-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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New BBS RS-GT Barrels

So I'm wondering if there is a place to by new barrels, or if I would have to get them custom made? Or is it not worth the cost all together?

A couple of my rims lips are dented slightly, like I hit a big pot hole. It doesn't effect the car at all. It just bugs me to look at. Is this fixable?

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Old 04-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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that doesn't look all to bad. look up a few rim repair shops, they should be able to fix that easily.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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that doesn't look all to bad. look up a few rim repair shops, they should be able to fix that easily.
Thanks! After a little research, I realized it could be a lot worse.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #4
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Masking tape and a mallet.
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Masking tape and a mallet.
Lol I've seen that not turn out so well.
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Just take it to a wheel repair shop. That bend is easily fixable. They could even take the rash out at the same time!
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I called bbs when I was looking for replacement barrels for my RS-GT's. They do not make replacement barrels for these wheels. Primarily because they're not 3 piece wheels. The centers are virtually bonded to the barrel although they're 2 piece wheels.
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Just take it to a wheel repair shop. That bend is easily fixable. They could even take the rash out at the same time!
Alright thanks! Could you give me a ballpark figure on how much re-finishing 4 wheels might be?
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I called bbs when I was looking for replacement barrels for my RS-GT's. They do not make replacement barrels for these wheels. Primarily because they're not 3 piece wheels. The centers are virtually bonded to the barrel although they're 2 piece wheels.
Ya. I thought since they're 2 piece, barrels would be available. But whatever. They're fixable and that's a much cheaper route.
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Alright thanks! Could you give me a ballpark figure on how much re-finishing 4 wheels might be?
The price will vary depending on what you want to do to them exactly.

If you want to fix that bend and have all four wheels refurbished/powder coated you're probably looking at $500. Pricing could go sky high though depending on what you are looking for haha.
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The price will vary depending on what you want to do to them exactly.

If you want to fix that bend and have all four wheels refurbished/powder coated you're probably looking at $500. Pricing could go sky high though depending on what you are looking for haha.
Lol no powder coat, just want the lips to be shiny again. The clear is completely worn off one and they're looking pretty dull.
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The price will vary depending on what you want to do to them exactly.

If you want to fix that bend and have all four wheels refurbished/powder coated you're probably looking at $500. Pricing could go sky high though depending on what you are looking for haha.
Would like the lip to have this type of finish again.
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You can have the lips fully polished for around the same cost as powder coating, I would think. One of our dealers called Wheelflip does a lot of custom work to wheels, so they might be able to quote you for everything.
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You can have the lips fully polished for around the same cost as powder coating, I would think. One of our dealers called Wheelflip does a lot of custom work to wheels, so they might be able to quote you for everything.
thanks for all your help!
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