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Old 07-26-2000, 10:11 PM
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Why I did...I don't know. Call me stupid. I watched her take the turn at too sharp of an angle. Saw it coming, closed my eyes and said to myself, "Please don't hit the curb..." Heard the sound of metal grinding on concrete. I just looked at her and didn't know what to say.

Does anyone know if this is repairable or not? Or am I going to have to just buy a new one?

I learned my lesson.

arrgh...
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Default uuuugggghha argrgrhhhhh uuuuhhhhhhh!!!

That made me cringe.

I know the feeling. At least it was your girlfriend - someone you love and can easily forgive, not some stranger like stupid me.

That wheel is easily repairable. It looks like superficial scratces that didn't really take chunks of paint off. Waitaminute, is that a polished lip? Even easier... they can just resurface and repolish it. Find a wheel repair shop or even a body shop... they'll get the job done whether refinish, repaint, or resurface for my guess about $50-$75 tops.<p><a href="https://www.audiworld.com/forum/m/a4/msgs/278631.phtml">WIN A BOTTLE OF LANGKA</a>
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Old 07-26-2000, 11:24 PM
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Default AHHHH!!! good thing is...it's repairable.

just go to a rim repair shop and it'll cost around 100 bucks.<p>Chard
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Default She ruined your baby, i think thats grounds for breakup

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Old 07-27-2000, 04:45 AM
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Just be glad it is not a Technomagnesio wheel that costs $1,200 each. I believe this exact thing happened with ScottH's Imola S4...with his wife.<p><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/AudiWorldPics/2000/steveshsig1.gif" border="0">
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Default You can "sort of" get it smooth with a Dremel tool if you do it right.

I did that to a rim on my GTI (too long a story!) and borrowed a buddies Dremel Tool and got most of it too look okay. If you got up close you could see it but for the most part it looked better.<p>Nick Snyder
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Actually, it did take chunks of metal off. Kinda hard to see in the picture. Is it still repairable?
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Old 07-27-2000, 05:16 AM
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Default Mistakes happen, I think u can have it filled & polished, but u might want 2 replace.

But if the rim holds air, just keep it for now. Question: do you put more value on your Audi, or on the relationship with your girlfriend? You decide then never refer to it again. Mistakes happen.
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Default I'm pretty sure that you can sand this down, refinish and polish it yourself even. My wheels are....

even worse. I've got **** like that running in multiple places on three of my wheels, srom endless parallel parking and other unfortunate mishaps that occured in DC, and now in Boston. I feel your pain though brother. No need to replace them though. I'm going to have mine refinished at some point, and then they'll be all good.<p><a href="http://registry.audiworld.com/registry/details.asp?car=4776"> <img SRC="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/Audiworldpics/2000/prashantsig2.jpg" Border=0> </a>
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Old 07-27-2000, 05:35 AM
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Default $180 to get it fixed at the wheel repair shop...(m)

I'm gonna ride around on the scarred rim for a while until I can't stand it anymore. The price of this wheel has gone down a bit. A new one only costs $239 now, so I'd rather just replace it than repair it. Not too bad.

My girlfriend apologized many times knowing how much I baby my car. Good thing I love this girl enough to let something like this slide...this time. Never again will I get ANYONE get behind the wheel of my baby!
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