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Old 01-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Rim Refinishing at Union Rim

Just got my 16" Alpina's back from Union Rim. Looks like a good job. I won't be mounting them until the spring so this is just a report on the service and the appearance of the job.

The job included straightening, grinding, sandblasting, powder-coating (2 colours) and clear coat. When I dropped them off I had a quote already from previous emailing with John. He pointed out right away that there was a visible bend in one (I hadn't even noticed it before). He said any bends would add $50 per rim for straightening. When he did eventually find 2 other bends, he phoned me right away to notify me.

With the exception of one rim having a slightly imperfect masking between the silver and black, it looks like an excellent job. And the service was very good. It was about a 3-week turnaround - but I had told him there was no rush as I wouldn't be running them until the spring.

A season of running them will tell more of the story I guess.







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Old 01-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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Oh yeah - here's a before:


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Old 01-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Looks good - what did it run you?
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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$960 with tax.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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Oh yeah that included mounting and balancing.

I know it ain't cheap, compared to some refinishing prices I've seen on this forum, but they were recommended here, and no one had any horror stories. If I was skilled enough in this kind of quality work, I'd expect to charge that much . . .

And these are Alpinas.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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I had my rim fixed there. I had two cracks and was losing air.
Not a bad price and haven't had any problems since.
I would recommend them for anyone in the gta.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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Update - Running beautifully, in spite of el Stupido (me) putting the wider rears on the front for a couple hundred km before the mistake was discovered.

No damage fortunately, even though inspection shows tires were rubbing the rear of the wheel well on hard turns.
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