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Old 03-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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Default Good deal on OEM SRT rims...CAN THEY BE SAVED (cheaply)? Strip and polish?

Hi all. Was driving by a local tire shop yesterday and spotted a set of SRT rims sitting out front for sale. I stopped and sure enough they are OEM 22" rims mounted with Cooper Zeon XST 275/45/22 with about 3/4 tread. Guy was asking $900 but said he would take $800 cash. I honestly don't have any interest in the tires as I would have to have 305/45's. I am going to go talk to him tomorrow and see what he would ask for the wheels alone. They are in average condition....I would say 6 out of 10. They have the usual little peck or ding here and there and more importantly, a little bit of curb rash. I'm thinking I would like to get them for $350 or $400 at the most. Does this sound reasonable to you guys?

Also, being the slight perfectionist that I am, my next question is what would be a cheap fix for the curb rash? I wonder how hard it would be to remove the clear from the rims and polish the aluminum? Theoretically, I could try to smooth out the rashed spots and the rims would look much better polished out than the OEM satin silver finish anyway. My only other thoughts would be to try to smooth out the rash and then either plasti-dip them or have them powdercoated. Powdercoating would be preferable but that's gonna cost me. Thoughts?
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