Refurbished wheels are sold at OAMWheels4Less.com, which lists a very large range of refurbished wheels on its very precise listings. The wheels found on this website, as of 2015, cost much less than the retail price of the wheel if it were bought new or from another refurbished wheel retailer.
Refinished wheels are typically done correctly when the company performing the refurbishing process goes through the extra effort to make sure the refinishing lasts. Some companies, the ones that some articles suggest to avoid, cheaply apply a coat over the damage and call it good, which leaves the wheel susceptible to damage in the near future. Research is required into the methods used by a given company to determine whether the refurbished tires are of desired quality.
Those companies with a long history of good reviews are the best bet for finding quality refurbished wheels. If the company is new or lacks information on its methods, reconsider purchasing wheels from them.
Many companies provide wheel refurbishing services instead of selling refurbished wheels themselves. These companies determine whether a wheel is able to be repaired and reinstalled, and then perform the appropriate welding and refinishing process. Some companies allow customers to get their wheels refinished and their tires retreaded at the same time.