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Old 03-03-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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Fixing Rims

guys, i'm looking for some places that fix rims. i read an earlier thread from a while back there is a place on finch and weston called rim techniques. and another place in uxbridge called wheel fix, but uxbridge is too far.

anyone know of any other places in the GTA preferrably mississauga, so i can compare some prices.
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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Wheelfix comes to your door and picks up the rim(s), and returns it when they are done the job. I used them once, highly recommended.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:33 PM   #3
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If you use wheelfix watch out for the wild lady !!!!!!

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Old 03-03-2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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Is it bent from a pothole? File a claim with the city!!! (or province)
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:07 AM   #5
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If you use wheelfix watch out for the wild lady !!!!!!
Are you talking about the delivery/pickup woman?
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:02 AM   #6
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Wheelfix comes to your door and picks up the rim(s), and returns it when they are done the job. I used them once, highly recommended.
Well I had to use them 3 times on the same wheel, which is now trash because they just kept screwing up, plus they shaved the wheel down so the metal was very thin, and also ruined the s03 that was on it.
Whoever was working on it was on some cheap drugs.

And yes, I am talking about Wheel Fix in Uxbridge. They also took about 3 or 4 weeks to start working on it the last time, and I just asked for it back but by that time there was no chance of salvaging the wheel as they started to try and fix it after I asked them to return it. The main problem is that they didn't make a proper weld the first and second time, so a 1 cm problem turned into a 18 cm !!!! weld.

Not highly recomended for fixing cracks. This was a BMW M-Parallel wheel.

Maybe they are better at fixing small dents and scratches.
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:58 AM   #7
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I too have been to the wheelfix with my 19's, awesome work. I highly recommend them.
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I too have been to the wheelfix with my 19's, awesome work. I highly recommend them.

Did they fix a bend, or a crack? I've heard lots of praise, but none was from people that needed a small crack fixed. It was from people with slightly bent wheels.

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Old 03-04-2005, 09:31 AM   #10
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my rim is bent from a frickin' pothole. at low speeds you can feel it pretty good.
i'm gonna put in a claim. who do i call. does the city come and look at your rim, how does it work.
as for wheelfix, how much did you guys pay for the repair on average. i don't want them to pick up my tire, then return it and say it's $500 or something. if i go somewhere local i can bring the rim myself and they can give me a quote there.

but from what you guys are saying, wheelfix sounds pretty good, i'll have to give them a call and see.
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:41 AM   #11
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go see nigel at rim technics
he charges me $150 a rim
it's a little pricey, but the color of my rims is costs alot
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The wheel fix will not pick up only one wheel.

And my my 19's was to pull out a dented lip, they did pull off the tire for it too (a semi stretched 235/35 on a 9" wide rim), on my friends VW, a 4" chunk of lip had broke off. He took the chunk and the wheel to the wheel fix, they welded it back on, and refinished it, the wheel looks like nothing has ever happened, and hasn't ever leaked air.

I paid like $100 to fix one main dent, but they did all the minor dents on the inside of the wheel that I didn't even know about.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:43 AM   #13
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Is it bent from a pothole? File a claim with the city!!! (or province)
damn i never knew you could do that .. do they actually buy for the damage?

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Old 03-04-2005, 10:54 AM   #14
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I have a 1" or maybe 3/4" chip on my lip, and some clearcoat thats coming off. Does wheelfix work on clearcoat problems?

Does anyone know if they powdercoat wheels as well?
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:01 PM   #15
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The wheel fix will not pick up only one wheel.
Yeah they will. Why wouldn't they?

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Maybe they are better at fixing small dents and scratches.
I remember you telling me about your bad experience with them, sorry to hear that, Mark. My wheel was severely curbed and scratched; they had to straighten the rim, beadblast it (I believe), and completely refinish it. The cost was somewhere around $250. The rim had a severe imbalance at speed, although it looks like just a scuff it was quite bent.

They turned this:



In this:



Dead straight afterwards, too. I can't comment on crack repair though, which is what Mark is mentioning here.
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