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Before I start making calls, is there a consensus on whether most body shops do wheel repairs or if there are just specialty places who do those repairs? I've never needed work done on a wheel before so I really just don't know. I think the damage is cosmetic so structural integrity shouldn't be an issue.

I need to figure out what it will cost to repair a 12" gouge in one of my Pegs and I'd like to have it taken care of ASAP.

Any recommendations in the Fairfield/Westchester County area?

-Eric
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Sue Esponte)

Most definetly a specialty shop is best equipped to handle those types of repairs. I am not from your area, but the latest thing is wheel repair specialists that come to you (most likely to your place of work) and do the repairs on the spot. Most reviews I have read of these types of businesses seems to be quite positive. For a cosmetic repair, I would definetly seek a business like the "on the spot" type out.
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Johann)

A new rim would run about $270 shipped. Since I didn't cause the damage and I'm not sure how this issue is going to pan out, I'd like to get an idea of what it will cost to fix it first.

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Sue Esponte)

The mobile guys do a fine job but price will be in the $100-$150 range per rim.

I have purchased a couple of extra 18" Pegs from George @ VivaPerformance & I plan on refinishing my blemished ones myself (as soon as I get some free time).

I like Johann's idea of just replacing, that way you will have a full size spare too. Pegs are prone to dings, scraps & blemishes so I plan on just swapping them out as needed.
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (bschurr)

Be careful which shop you choose. I am having a hell of a time getting a full set of four Pegs refinished after a tire shop mared the edges taking the old tires off. They are now going in for a third time to get the clear coat reasonably close to the original finish. The Pegs appear to be a tricky wheel to refinish.
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (RainyS60R)

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Be careful which shop you choose. I am having a hell of a time getting a full set of four Pegs refinished after a tire shop mared the edges taking the old tires off. They are now going in for a third time to get the clear coat reasonably close to the original finish. The Pegs appear to be a tricky wheel to refinish.

And it's even worse with the titanium Pegs (as you know, Tryg!). Despite JRL's (and other's) careful instructions here, which I printed out and gave to the mobile guys who came to do mine, they still couldn't get it right--or even close. The concept of flat clear coat doesn't seem to exist in their minds. If you're on Long Island, don't use these guys:

http://www.wheelrepairalloy.com/home/
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Sue Esponte)

I dunno fellas, the silver Pegs have a really crazy finish on them too. I think I would rather try to match the graphite myself. The silver, at least on the 06's anyway, are this crazy mix between silver paint and chrome. It is very smooth and very translucent.

Is the silver they use on Pegs the same for all years
??? If so, I would not want to be the tech trying to match THAT. I believe the silver 06's I have seen actually go through a PLATING process and are not really painted at all.
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Sue Esponte)

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Okay, so are these things even repairable from a paint perspective?

-Eric
paint match is tricky, its not a standard silver paint....

volvo makes a paint kit for the wheels, probably best to have the refinisher use that paint rather than try and use a generic paint...

i think the color match difficulty is on par with BMW chrome shadow painted M3 wheels-- very diffcult unless you use OEM paint.
 

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I was looking at an S60R (demo) at my local dealership and it had at least two of the pegs that had been repaired. They looked perfect, I could not tell they had been redone. They both had scratches, and some pretty good nicks that had been repaired almost perfectly. The sales manager told me they always used a specific wheel repair shop and it wasn't cheap but they do an excellent job, so I guess it is possible to get it done right if you can find the right shop.
 

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I have had two Pegs repaired and repainted and soon will have a third. The first one was from someplace in CA and the color match was pretty good. But after about 8 months the paint started to peel off. It was replaced by one done in CO. That paint match was not very good and inside the spokes it had some orange peel. Looked better than the one with the paint coming off though! The third one (all damaged by tire machines including one at the Volvo dealer) is coming from a different place in CO. It will be intreesting to see what it looks like. I don't know why they can't get a better paint match. Probably nothing compared to what I will face if I decide to have my bumper and hood painted next summer due tp damage from winter road "sanding."
 

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I have had two Pegs repaired and repainted and soon will have a third. The first one was from someplace in CA and the color match was pretty good. But after about 8 months the paint started to peel off. "

Same thing happened to me. Once the paint starts peeling, you start wishing you never had it repaired in the first place. I think you basically cannot use wheel cleaner at all on a repaired wheel. The clear coat they used on mine was obviously trash. Color match was only okay... Not noticable until the new paint peeled, revealing the old. Cheap fix, but consider it a temporary one.
 

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But after about 8 months the paint started to peel off

I'm hoping the third attempt (in almost as many weeks) at refinishing will do the trick, but after reading these posts I'm beginning to feel slightly sick to my stomach... I picked up the OEM Volvo silver wheel paint kit, complete with clear, if they still fail to match the color and finish. The kit was only $16 at the dealer - pretty reasonable.

I guess the lesson here is to never change your tires!!! Simply buy a new set of Pegs every time you buy new tires.


- Tryg
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (ForceReconTrojan)

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Great I would like 1 million of those "nothing cost" wheels please.

Over 400 Euro's excluding 19% sales tax per rim overhere.

Makes 600 dollar using today's rate.

Searching in the US would get you these rims for something like 240 dollar.

I think that can be called nothing.. A giveaway..
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Sue Esponte)

The Silver paint on Pegs is almost unmatchable. No one seems to have a color code and no one seems to be able to get it right.

Titanium Pegs are easy to do, but as was said, you need FLAT clear. Just go to an auto paint shop and get a pint of flat clear to give to them, the paint matches well.
If they're not bent, a body shop should be the cheapest way to go here
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (Sue Esponte)

Eric, have you tried your dealers body shop? I had one silver peg repaired at my dealer, and you can't tell the differance. I'd guess that most dealers are attempting to repair the pegs now.
 

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Re: Wheel Repair Questions... (bschurr)

Quote, originally posted by bschurr »
I have purchased a couple of extra 18" Pegs from George @ VivaPerformance & I plan on refinishing my blemished ones myself (as soon as I get some free time).

This is exactly what I am doing. Ti pegs for summer with F1's
Silver pegs back on for winter with Pzero nero m+s...
 
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