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Old 01-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Pima Roadster Pima Roadster is offline
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Wheel Specialist Inc. Tempe AZ

Looking for a shop to refinish my style 42 wheels. What is offered in Tucson is not impressive so I found Wheel Specialist Inc. in Tempe. From their ad, they sell as well as repair wheels at their business. Has anyone done business with them? TIA!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:55 AM
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I have not, but thanks for doing the leg work. I would drive over and check them out, ask for referrals etc.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:35 AM
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It is far enough way plus not an area I go to, hence trying to get feedback here. Besides it is north of where I live & it is likely colder! My other option is to contact the local chapter of the BMWCCA & see if anyone has had any business with them.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:54 PM
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You might also try: http://www.dentwizard.com/content/24...--phoenix.aspx

They do a lot of dealer wheel repairs.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:07 PM
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Thank you for the suggestion but I am searching for something of better quality. This type of service is available in the Tucson area. They may do good work but quick turn around is not something I need. For a wheel to be stripped, trued if needed & refinished, it takes time if it is to be a quality job. There have been a proliferation of wheel repair services that do dealership work & I am curious as to how these quick repairs will look five years from now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:04 AM
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Sorry, didn't realize you were looking for total restoration. Yes, Wheel Specialists is highly recommended. They just did a set of wheels for a friends streetrod and they are gorgeous! They were also quite expensive!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:42 AM
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I'm local and I've heard of these guys.. VERY good reputation. If I ever get mine redone, it would definitely be here. Go for it!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:07 PM
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The news is encouraging! I have had wheels refinished a couple of times over the years with my last infatuation which was with Saabs. I was living in the Midwest then. BBS OEM finish does not hold up very well. I had a set of BBS RKII's redone & painfully aware of the cost. The refinishing of the mentioned wheels got rolling when one of the tyres had an unrepairable puncture. That nail ended up costing me about $1800.00 by the time all was said & done! But the wheels (& the car) looked fantastic.

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