R171 curb rash - repair or replace? - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Where to get R171 SLK Items Ask where to locate or buy NEW items for your SLK. No Commerical Posts Allowed. Please note you will require a minimum of 10 posts to create a thread here.

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Balearic Pete
  • 1 Post By Balearic Pete
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 05-22-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Napa, CA
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350 - Silver
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
R171 curb rash - repair or replace?

Looking to the collective wisdom of the forum... just bought a 2005 SLK350. The wheels have serious curb rash... really lets the car down. Wondering if I should repair (quoted $150 per wheel) or replace them.

If replace, any suggestions? I am in the sf bay area.

Thanks.
gerrywalshe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 05-22-2013
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7,812
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 681
Thanked 961 Times in 704 Posts
its an easy DIY look up my thread Wheel refurb
JonB is offline  
#3 Old 05-22-2013
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7,812
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 681
Thanked 961 Times in 704 Posts
JonB is offline  
 
#4 Old 05-22-2013
Premium Member
 
ZeroZero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Coventry
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 55 AMG
Other Toys: Two Smart ForTwo(carbon footprint. offset)
Posts: 1,693
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 256 Post(s)
Thanks: 15
Thanked 225 Times in 181 Posts
HI Gerrywalshe

Repairs are very good these days , I have just had all four repaired , But one thing to do first have them checked to see how round the rims are & find out if there are any flat spots on the rims etc & if so have them sortted at the same time , I had two rims with flat spots got them sortted & now the ride is so smoother .

Cheers

Andy
ZeroZero is offline  
#5 Old 05-22-2013
Banned for no reason !!!
 
Balearic Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spain
Vehicle: SLK55 AMG
Posts: 305
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 32
Thanked 37 Times in 16 Posts

I checked that its great, given me the confidence to have a bash at doing my own ones up ..
JonB likes this.
Balearic Pete is offline  
#6 Old 05-23-2013
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7,812
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 681
Thanked 961 Times in 704 Posts
I have done the odd one on the car without removing the wheel. But its not so easy
JonB is offline  
#7 Old 05-23-2013
Banned for no reason !!!
 
Balearic Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spain
Vehicle: SLK55 AMG
Posts: 305
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 32
Thanked 37 Times in 16 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonB View Post
I have done the odd one on the car without removing the wheel. But its not so easy
Well i would definately take them off the car , couldnt be doing with all the bending down on the floor and then spraying near the bodywork ,i also want the inside of the rims done as well and can give the brake calipers a clean up .

And the nuts want doing and new centres to go in so , off the vehicle maybe 1 at a time ,at my own pace so to speak ..
immabee02 likes this.
Balearic Pete is offline  
#8 Old 05-23-2013
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7,812
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 681
Thanked 961 Times in 704 Posts
If your doing a full refurb then wheels off the car and tyres off the rims. The ones in my thread were refurbed totally, including the part you cant normally see. However for a minor scuff its easy to do on the car and as regards spraying you just mask the area
Attached Images
File Type: jpg wheel repair 1..jpg (42.3 KB, 9 views)
JonB is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R171 SLK Class Cars > Where to get R171 SLK Items

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: R171 Seat Heater Repair efair SLK R171 Class DIY 12 02-21-2016 08:39 AM
Maintenance of a higher-mileage R171 Iridium SLK R171 General Discussion 15 04-26-2014 07:56 AM
What that dreaded 'check engine' repair will cost you jbanks15 Off Topic 1 12-12-2012 09:32 PM
DIY: SLK55 R171, Exhaust Manifold Removal, Repair, Replacement lebmingling SLK R171 Class DIY 10 02-26-2012 02:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.