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      04-06-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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Union Rim Repair Toronto?

Has anyone used Union Rim Repair in Toronto before for curbing damage? I have the 19' alloys upgrade that are for the ' 09 335i's.
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      04-07-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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ok guess im on my own here. I brought my rims in and we will see how they do.
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no need to worry, they know what theyre doing. The straightened my forged 20" no prob, stay away from carcones.
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Keep us posted as I'm also interested in getting my rims done.
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      04-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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refinished my old 18" w/ them. I would say a great job for the price.
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      04-08-2011, 02:37 AM   #7
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ok good to hear. Ill keep you guys posted they told me 1.5 to 2 weeks since they are very busy right now. So ill repost with my experience. Im very picky sooooo we'll see.
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no need to worry, they know what theyre doing. The straightened my forged 20" no prob, stay away from carcones.
What's wrong with Carcones?
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What's wrong with Carcones?
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overpriced and the finish usually doesnt last more than a year before it starts flaking apart.
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ok good to hear. Ill keep you guys posted they told me 1.5 to 2 weeks since they are very busy right now. So ill repost with my experience. Im very picky sooooo we'll see.

Damn the wait will suck! I needed to touch up curb rash on one wheel since it will be easier to sell that way, don't want to wait that long to sell them haha.
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I took my rims all the way to Carcone's last year, dropped them off and then got a call the next day to come back and pick them up since they are "irreparable". They are currently be fixed as I type from the company Tires23 uses. I will let you know how it works out.
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I took my rims all the way to Carcone's last year, dropped them off and then got a call the next day to come back and pick them up since they are "irreparable". They are currently be fixed as I type from the company Tires23 uses. I will let you know how it works out.
If there's a chunk of metal missing from your wheels, depending on size, some places will say it's irrepairable (depending on the size) because there's a chance that it will crack in the future. The repair is welding on pieces of aluminum to reshape the missing portion.

Anyway checking this thread too since I'm looking to getting my wheels powdercoated (as opposed to refinished). Costwise I found it's not a huge difference in price...
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id give them a 7/10, price is ok for what you get.

Id go to Champion Motorsport instead and ask for Peter - he does excellent refinishing, paint and body work.
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I took my rims all the way to Carcone's last year, dropped them off and then got a call the next day to come back and pick them up since they are "irreparable". They are currently be fixed as I type from the company Tires23 uses. I will let you know how it works out.
Same happened to me, sold the rims to a friend of mine, and he took them to union rim no problem, they are on his car now LOL....
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Union fixed my PIAA Super Rozza's without any issues. i wish i took my LM's to them to get done. Precision Rim Repair is so garbage, pls dont go there.
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Curbed.ca is supposed to be good too!
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Union fixed my PIAA Super Rozza's without any issues. i wish i took my LM's to them to get done. Precision Rim Repair is so garbage, pls dont go there.
I almost went to Precision but i didnt like the guys attitude so i left lol. They also told me it would take 3 weeks lol.
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overpriced and the finish usually doesnt last more than a year before it starts flaking apart.
So I am not the only one that has this problem...
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Just out of curiosity...

doesn't refinishing cost around $150 per wheel? And then it's $200 for powder coated? For $50/wheel, powder coat would almost guarantee a non-flaking repair job.

Btw, I usually fix my own curb rash damage and I haven't had flaking yet? See if the guys who are respraying your wheels are using any type of etching primer or adhesion promoter before they spray the paint down. If you spray a thick layer of paint over smooth clear coat, it'll flake no matter what. And are they just spraying that small area or a larger area? I tend to end up misting the entire spoke up to the center cap where I can hide the respray line.

Damn...maybe I should start my own curb rash repair business.
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Just an update. I brought 2 rims in last tuesday and i called to hear an update today. they told me they should be ready next monday :S That will make it 13 days to fix 2 very minor curb rashed rims.
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