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Connecticut Wheel Repair are Fly-by-night shop

So the Sport Editions that came with my car were the previous owners Winters. Since purchasing my RX-8 Wheels, I decided that the sport would become winter wheels. One problem. Previous owner curbs one. OK, need to get fixed, but blown off by Alloy Wheel repaire twice. So I searched google and found this shop. Read their google reviews, nothing but excellent, called the guy for a quote, he says $80 I'll give you the wholesale price. OK deal, I'll drop it off. After a month no call back I call to be told that the wheel is getting ready for paint, I told him I didn't need it painted just straighten out(he says "It needs to be painted because we heat it up to bend it back" in the absolute rudest manor), I was going to paint it. I say ok fine, call me when its done. Some more time goes by, I finally get the call back and he tells me its ready, and the bill comes to $150. I argue the fact he quoted me $80 to straighten it and I said I didn't need it paint. He gets pissed and hangs up on me. I sent a drive down with cash to pay and pick it up. Got the wheel back, noticed right away the color is incorrect ( Yeah not a big deal, I'm painting them anyway) and under the clear coat are what looks like metal shavings. Here is a side by side with the original wheel and the "repaired" one.








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awww I was hoping for a good review. Had a similar issue with my sis bf with his 22s at a shop in boston. They actually "lost" the wheels for 2 months and they showed back up. They finally got them done right, but for 600 I would have wanted them back faster. They were fucked and came back better than new.



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Do you have any shots with the curb rash?

I can do a better job than that myself without any prefessional tools. Just food for thought. I would write a bad review that my help some of that pain subside.


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Wow my friend worked for that place and I almost applied when they were hiring a little while back. That's a bummer man, the owner seems very shady IMO. All about the dollar.

Their shop is right up the street from me, I'm sorry to hear about that man.


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Totally Shady. Josh I did write a review. But it seem that it isn't there anymore.... Thought about sicking the MSF dogs out on the bussiness, but i'll save that for something more worthy.




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Totally Shady. Josh I did write a review. But it seem that it isn't there anymore.... Thought about sicking the MSF dogs out on the bussiness, but i'll save that for something more worthy.
Yeah, wait to unleash the dogs for something good


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I'll take you recommendation. For the time it took this jerk I would have been ok shipping it to PA.




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Those aren't metal shavings. Do you know if they painted or powder coated these? Those are outgas bubbles or their air line for their paint/powder gun has oil/water in it. That's terrible prep. Outgassing happens when a cast alloy is heated up. Naturally alloys are pourous and even though the substrate appears clean there will be little pockets filled with dirt and grease(kind of like skin pores). When the metal is heated the oils and dirt come out. Proper procedure would to be to heat the wheel for about half an hour to outgas the metal. Then sandblast and clean again then powder coat.

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^^^ that's what i was going to say but his explanation sounds a lot better then mine lmao



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