2019 Civic Sport Rim Damage

  1. Raeee8690

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    B0C2F5FF-95C8-4244-8817-3A751AAB801B.jpeg 70A7B2C9-83D5-439B-84FB-BB736EEB4AC2.jpeg So I’ve had my 2019 Civic Sport for a little over a month and hit a curb today. I’m so upset with myself. I’m attaching photos and I reached out to a rim repair shop and wanted to share their response and find out a less expensive way to repair this. After sending photos, this was the response: “Will need to see in person, but from what I can tell in the pics that will need welded in. It’s a machine faced wheel. Will need to do a full restore to fix. Will take about a week. Probably run somewhere between 225-300” Does anyone have experience or suggestions please? Thanks in advance!
     
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    For that price, check the members classified threads and buy another perfectly fine rim.
     
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    If you plan on keeping the car for a while, you will likely pick up more damage to another rim at some point. Next month, someone will back into your car in a parking lot and take off. Next year, someone will deliberately open their door into your car. The year after that someone will key your car.

    It is a losing battle trying to keep your car looking like new. Just find someone who can do a cheap fix (like sand and paint) so that the damage is less obvious.
     
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    I'd just buy a replacement wheel. After a repair; my hunch is that you'll still be able to detect the scrape.

    If I was feeling gutsy; I might try to smooth out the scrape with a Dremel or other sanding tool. That would, at least, remove the gouges that draw your eye to them. Then... maybe a paint person at Lowes or Home Depot would have an idea of how to replicate the smoked chrome finish.

    One upside to buying a new one is that you could have a full sized spare.

    Good luck. And sorry that happened. That's gotta' sting.
     
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    Maybe you can try sanding IMG_20190624_154845.jpg


    Then after it's smooth, some vht to smoke it maybe?


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    :thumbsup: I agree.
     
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    Thanks. If I decide on that rather than an inexpensive repair I’ll check it out!
     
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    Ugh isn’t that the truth? I will shop around in Sarasota for someone who will do a cheaper fix, thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    If I decide to do it myself in a few days when it doesn’t bother me so much I’ll try this out, thanks!
     
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    #11 Vic_L, Jun 30, 2019
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    I curbed my front passenger side wheel on my way to work...a few weeks before my aftermarket set came in.

    It took them ~2 hours to fix.
    Machined the damage section, and a small area around it -- the factory machined face with the lines will be missing.
    Apply a new layer of tinted clear coat.

    I got lucky and know someone who works at a (Lexus o_O) dealership who frequently uses their service, so got the wheel fixed at dealer price, but yes, it *can* cost anywhere from $200 ~ $300 to fix.

    Picture of the damage:
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    After the repairs:
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    Bruh ive scratched my rims and took it to a local wheel repair shop. Cost me 65$for about the same damage you have. Just lost my clear coat on that section they snaded and polished.
     
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    I had some damage as well in an accident, and the auto body shop said it cost them $140 to repair rims.
     
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    #14 mvela, Jul 1, 2019
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    I did the same thing a week ago. I can be a little OCD when it comes to my car. So I didn’t waste any time, I just ordered a replacement rim. I got the 9th gen Si rims on mine. So a new one was just $160. As a matter of fact it should be on my doorstep any minute now. So it depends how picky you are. I knew if I got it repaired I would never be 100% happy. So I had to do what I had to do:dunno: . I just looked online and you can buy a new rim for the same cost they are trying to charge you. Or even a refurbished rim which is just as good as a new one70E51B14-7D11-43E6-A4FF-F2096A06A3BB.png I know this isn’t the smoked sport rim but just an example. This is the Si rim. But you should be able to find yours for the same price
     
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    On another note, I just got my windows tinted and love it! Took away from the scuffed rim, and the guy who did it knows a guy to fix my rim for cheap, yay! ❤️

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