Wheel restoration shops can be a life-saver. Whether you accidentally curb a wheel, or even bend one after hitting a massive pothole, they can perform what seem like miracles and get your wheels looking like new again. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how it's done.
Larry Kosilla of recently bought a set of damaged wheels for his Audi R8, and needed to get them refinished (and powder-coated) before putting them on. So he took the set to in New Rochelle, New York, and documented the entire process.
Proformance has an entire shop dedicated to wheel restoration, with things like a straightening machine to fix bent wheels, a stripping tank to remove paint, and an oven to dry powder-coat finishes. It's an extensive process, with lots of intricate details. If you're interested in how wheels can go from scraped, curbed, and bent to like new again, this video is a must-watch.