Originally Posted by whiterhino
If it is slightly bent, either fix will work without compromising anything. How far out is it? Is it the axle or the flange that is bent? If it is out very far, remachining the face will work but your studs will be slightly crooked.
This is a way over the top statement, especially when you don't know how bad it is bent. The OP says he has been driving it a long time but his brake pads rub. The only time bending something back impacts the integrity is if you are stretching the material to the point where you are starting to fatigue it. This DOES NOT happen in one bend.
You do know that he didn't say that he's been driving on it for a while until after I posted right? Take a look at the post again