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Old 08-10-2017, 10:49 AM   #26
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Rim Renewz in North Van. Been going here for a few years. Significantly cheaper than Greens, Nu Brite and Panthers. Excellent colour matching and done in a timely manner.

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i've been trying to go to this place but their shop hours/location (stupid bridge traffic) makes it difficult. i think SORAT down the street uses them?
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:34 PM   #27
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Not sure about the SORAT, not familiar with that business. I have to take about 3 hours off work if I do want to get work done there. Say an hour of total driving due to traffic and it takes them around 2 hours to do 2-3 wheels. They usually ask me to go grab some lunch or something since there's no waiting room and they call you when it's done.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:56 PM   #28
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is it a proper wheel repair shop? it's not one of those backroom setups where they are spraying it out in the back lane i hope
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:54 PM   #29
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I can't speak for their methodology but it's not a shady shop or anything. It's a legit business with lots of pictures of their work available at their site. However their setup is simple: just the shop work area where customers aren't allowed for liability reasons and a small office. As such, there's no where for customers to wait besides the outside parking lot. I've even seen a few dealerships bring wheels there and they are regulars at car and trade show events. It's a small business, nothing fancy...just a diamond in the rough.

I've taken my Enkei NT03 +M there several times...sometimes with some really bad rash because I had a bit too much stretch with my previous wheel/tire setup. I've always had a good experience in terms of quality, time and price. I also took my OEM Diamond Black BBS Evo 9 Wheels there for a refresh before I sold them second hand.

I have no affiliation with them, I just recommend them because even though I haven't been there in a year or so, the last few times I visited them the outcome was always very positive. I recommended it to some mk7 Golf R guys a few months back on facebook and they also gave positive feedback. Seems like not many people know about the place that's why I'm sharing it.

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Old 08-13-2017, 01:44 PM   #30
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Renewz here, about 130 ish per wheel. Fast service, usually can get it done 1 day or even the same day.
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Anyone know any shop locally can refinish wheel in Brushed clear?
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:09 AM   #32
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that's tough. back when i was into VIP stuff i knew someone who had that finish, but i can't remember the shop he went to... they did a good job with the brushed finish, but the clearcoat did not stick to it and it peeled after a year
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:32 AM   #33
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I had my lip on my Works re-polished/machined @ NuBrite for $150ish/wheel almost 10 years ago now, there's minimal oxidization on them today.
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