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      03-04-2020, 07:53 AM   #45
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I could not wait any longer as well. I ended up getting mine done by Al's Motorrad in Mississauga. The owner is Al Statkevicius. Great guy, knows his stuff. He works out of his own garage. He charges $360 for walnut blasting. You can reach him at 416-451-4006. Call or Text.
Just figured I'd respond to this. Several group members from BMW TN have had complaints with Algis and his home garage. Either lack of expertise, and in a couple cases, issues / damage he caused and didn't pay to correct.

He's had so many issues that the group isn't renewing his sponsorship.

Unsure if his garage is licensed and he has insurance. Buyer beware.
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Just figured I'd respond to this. Several group members from BMW TN have had complaints with Algis and his home garage. Either lack of expertise, and in a couple cases, issues / damage he caused and didn't pay to correct.

He's had so many issues that the group isn't renewing his sponsorship.

Unsure if his garage is licensed and he has insurance. Buyer beware.
Thanks for this update!
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did this group buy ever happen? im heading to a friend recommend shop to get my walnut blasting done (plus alot more stuff as im a new e92 335i owner)
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did this group buy ever happen? im heading to a friend recommend shop to get my walnut blasting done (plus alot more stuff as im a new e92 335i owner)
Which shop?
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Try messaging Nachos23 , based in Whitby. My guess is he'll be one of the lower priced options (and does good work).

Also can try unique workshop near Markville, 11 Tenths in scar, or RMP in west TO.
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Anyone happen to have walnut blasting equipment for rental?
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I could not wait any longer as well. I ended up getting mine done by Al's Motorrad in Mississauga. The owner is Al Statkevicius. Great guy, knows his stuff. He works out of his own garage. He charges $360 for walnut blasting. You can reach him at 416-451-4006. Call or Text.
Just had my car done last week, he sends pics and video of the job if you ask, also sells parts for a lot cheaper than others. Been there for a while as far as I know and looks like he knows what he is doing
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I could not wait any longer as well. I ended up getting mine done by Al's Motorrad in Mississauga. The owner is Al Statkevicius. Great guy, knows his stuff. He works out of his own garage. He charges $360 for walnut blasting. You can reach him at 416-451-4006. Call or Text.
Just had my car done last week, he sends pics and video of the job if you ask, also sells parts for a lot cheaper than others. Been there for a while as far as I know and looks like he knows what he is doing
There have been LOTS of complaints/issues using Algis, he actually got banned from the True North group, despite being a sponsor!

Turns out he's unlicensed, and often lies about the parts he's selling (not genuine, hence the cheaper prices).

Not just a single complaint either, know of many people who either got duped into buying "fake" parts, or where he flat out messed up a job.

Buyer beware.
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my apologies guys.. responded to everyone today.. something wrong in notifications as I was setup for instant but haven't received anything in weeks... Updated my profile and will check thread regularly... doing a lot of walnut blasting as cars are coming out from hibernation. LOL

Definitely not Algis... it was infact his horrible job on my old fbo n54 that prompted me to learn and start offering the service... 100% positive feedback and happy to provide references.
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Finally had this done!

Nachos23 is the man.

Thanks for the professional service, attention to detail, and care for the car.
Truly enjoyed holding the light for you and the chit chat while the work was being done.

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Finally had this done!

Nachos23 is the man.

Thanks for the professional service, attention to detail, and care for the car.
Truly enjoyed holding the light for you and the chit chat while the work was being done.

Thanks sir! Was a pleasure meeting you as well! Happy I was able to help!
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