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Old 03-16-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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What happens when you take nice rims to a bad shop

I had new tires put on my car. I have a relatively new set of Ford Racing 15 spoke rims that were in perfect shape. I forgot to remind myself to take pictures of the rims before having the tires replaced and the shop totally f'd my rims by using an impact. Does anyone know where or how much this would cost to fix? I am contemplating using some plastidip because I see this being a recurring problem unless I tell them to specifically not use an impact but who knows if that makes it back to whoever is working on the car.







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Old 03-16-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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It wasn't because they used air tools, it was because the tech was sloppy and careless.

I would use gloss black touch up paint, plastidip sucks
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The socket he used barely fit inside the well. You can force the shop to use a smaller/custom socket it you had these->

http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automo....5+Thread+Size

Hey, your lug nuts look pretty bad anyway, so why not get your car/wheels a present.
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I woulda gone back and made some noise to the GM
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The socket he used barely fit inside the well. You can force the shop to use a smaller/custom socket it you had these->

http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automo....5+Thread+Size

Hey, your lug nuts look pretty bad anyway, so why not get your car/wheels a present.
We actually used those on our FSAE racecar and they are pretty dang nice. I bought the car with the lug nuts like that and only had a few days to get the car inspected and I knew I needed tires. I have only had the car 2 weeks and first the t-stat housing blew up the day after I got tires and now as I was looking around today I found this plus I found a large amount of fluid on the clutch petal. I got tires this past Wednesday. Its been a rough week.
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It wasn't because they used air tools, it was because the tech was sloppy and careless.
they likely used an impact socket and the wall of the socket is thicker and this is what usually happens
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I use impact sockets everyday. The guy was just sloppy, the scuffs are not 360. He should have noticed the lack of excessive radial clearance and not played nascar pit crew and buzzed them off at full speed.

I have lathe turned a few impact sockets to fit tight wheels when I worked at a hot rod shop, cause I wasn't gonna buy the specialty ones with a teflin sleeve.
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I use impact sockets everyday. The guy was just sloppy, the scuffs are not 360. He should have noticed the lack of excessive radial clearance and not played nascar pit crew and buzzed them off at full speed.

I have lathe turned a few impact sockets to fit tight wheels when I worked at a hot rod shop, cause I wasn't gonna buy the specialty ones with a teflin sleeve.
The scuffs are all the way around. I just didn't take a straight on picture.
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make them pay to get the wheels powdercoated. They damaged your car with carelessness, no different than a big dent in the door.
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make them pay to get the wheels powdercoated. They damaged your car with carelessness, no different than a big dent in the door.
I am going to call them Monday and see what the GM has to say. I have pretty decent pictures showing the rims in perfect condition about a day or two before I got the tires replaced. Since the car was only in PA a week before the tires went on and there is snow outside its pretty clear the photo was taken right before the tires were replaced.
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