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Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by afwrench, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. afwrench

    afwrench Formula Junior

    Nov 24, 2004
    556
    NY
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    Mike
    Looking for someone to repaint the mags and remount the tires on my C4. Anyone had great results in the NY area? Thanks ,Mike
     
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  3. ALUMINUMYELLOW328

    ALUMINUMYELLOW328 Formula Junior

    May 30, 2004
    381
    Bergen County, NJ
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    Rhett R Arcilla
    try these guys: http://www.wheelcollision.com/

     
  4. sjmst

    sjmst F1 Veteran
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    Jul 31, 2003
    9,852
    Long Island, NY
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    Sam
    I've used this guy. Looks like shaggy from Scooby Doo, and a bit odd, hole in the wall shop, but does decent (not PERFECT, but good) work.

    http://www.alshubcaps.com/

    490 Jericho Turnpike
    Mineola, NY 11501-1102
    (516) 742-6823
     
  5. ALUMINUMYELLOW328

    ALUMINUMYELLOW328 Formula Junior

    May 30, 2004
    381
    Bergen County, NJ
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    Rhett R Arcilla
    I used Al many years ago, when he refinished my RUF wheels and totally agree with your assessment.

     
  6. FasterIsBetter

    FasterIsBetter F1 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2004
    5,844
    NoNJ/Jupiter FL
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    Steve W.
    USA Wheel in Fairfield, NJ. A friend had his F355 wheels done by them, came back better than new. And they did a set of Corvette wheels for me, same thing. They get wheels from all over the country to redo. Top notch folks.
     
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  8. Boosted930

    Boosted930 Karting

    Apr 9, 2004
    112
    Morristown, NJ
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    Rob Gordon
    They've refinished a couple of Gallardo wheels for me and a Viper wheel. I thought they did a fine job. The only wheel they couldn't do for me was an anodized Fuch, had to send that one to Al Reed...
     
  9. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

    Aug 17, 2004
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    Jim
    i took a rim to the guys in fairfield and they heated it up without cleaning the wheel and baked on the brake dust. i didn't realize i was suppose to clean the wheel before bringing it to them......
     
  10. flipdowt

    flipdowt Karting

    Dec 13, 2008
    204
    Mahopac,New York
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    John Flip
    if i drive the rims to fairfield is it a long process or is it something that i can wait for? i have 2 360 challenge rims with very slight curb rash. is it costly?
     
  11. ClydeM

    ClydeM F1 Veteran
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    Nov 4, 2003
    8,847
    Wayne, NJ
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    Clyde E. McMurdy
    I used USA Wheels in fairfield for the 308's rims.
    They had them for 2 weeks.
    They did a crappy job.
    I had baked on dust, hand prints, and grease.

    I won't go back.
     
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  13. bointc

    bointc Formula Junior

    Mar 6, 2006
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    Jersey City, NJ
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    Anthony
  14. dwhite

    dwhite F1 Rookie

    #11 dwhite, Jan 4, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
    I would have gone back. I hope you did and had them redone. I can't understand how any business can survive in todays economy providing both poor quality and crappy service.

    I have heard very good things about Wheels America
     
  15. AJTozzi

    AJTozzi Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2006
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    Mine Hill, NJ
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    Anthony Tozzi
    #12 AJTozzi, Jan 4, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
    I always reccomend George. He does a GREAT job and is really nice guy.

    I have had very mixed results with USA Wheels. I agree with Clyde -- I will never use them again. I have dealt with George for over 5 years in a B2B relationship and he has NEVER left me hanging.
     
  16. sjmst

    sjmst F1 Veteran
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    Jul 31, 2003
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    Sam
    Ok, like I said Al's in not perfect, but waaayyy better than that.
     
  17. buzzm2005

    buzzm2005 Formula 3

    Aug 23, 2005
    1,690
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    I used these people when I ran over a raised manhole with the CL55 and blew out the front AND rear right side tires and bent both wheels on the inner and outer rims. THere was also curb rash on all 4 wheels. One week later I had all 4 of them back and they were like new. Satiny smooth and true. Recommended.
     
  18. 215MPH

    215MPH Karting

    Jun 26, 2007
    171
    Long Island
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    Ben
    Kevin Stormes the Owner. He can do anything and everything when it comes to Rims from Repairs to customizing e.g. Powdercoating, polishing and refurbishment. You name it and he stands by his work. I have known him for at least 20 years. Plus his stuff comes out perfect. I wouldn't trust anyone else to do my work.

    He polished my rims on my Diablo SV and Callaway CR1 not to mention repaired my bent rim on my Alpina B7.
    Give him a call you will not be disappointed. He is a great guy and personable.

    Cell 516 343 8824
    Office 631 491 4313

    Regards,
    Ben
     
  19. ClydeM

    ClydeM F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Nov 4, 2003
    8,847
    Wayne, NJ
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    Clyde E. McMurdy
    When I picked them up the issues were obvious. His solution: he wipped the hand prints & grease off with (I think) acetone in front of me. That's it. He offered to redo them - but I'd have to pay again. The sad part was I clearly stated my expectations when I dropped them off. I didn't want to be disappointed.
     
  20. mfennell70

    mfennell70 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    564
    Middletown, NJ
    I've had Wheel Collision Center fix two bent/scraped wheels on a new-to-me Jaguar XJR recently. If you live in NJ anywhere between (approximately) Shrewsbury and the GWB, they offer a free pickup/drop-off service for any shop. If I'm going to be completely anal, I don't know that I would describe it as 100% concours but everyone at my local shop was very impressed with the quality of the results and found dealing with them very easy. Actually, I set up the account for them. :) WCC just wanted a tax id and an address.
     
  21. afwrench

    afwrench Formula Junior

    Nov 24, 2004
    556
    NY
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    Mike
    Thanks for all the tips. Most helpfull. Mike
     
  22. PristineAutowerks

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    Jan 30, 2005
    189
    New York City
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    Christopher
    I agree. George is a gentleman. Spotless shop. CNC machine, powdercoating, etc. Click on their website. I have personally seen wheels they have done. Very good work.

    Christopher
    Pristine Autowerks
     

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