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Old 04-19-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Well I took my car into get new tires and I find out that the Les Schwab that rotated my tires also stripped my lugnuts and they couldn't get them off. So I was pretty angry and took my car to a good wheel shop and they also tried to get my lugnuts off so they had to cut them off, after breaking five new tools I got my new tires on but it also damaged my rims. The pictures are below, is there anything that I can do to repair them? Thanks in advance to any replies. By the way the rims are Work Emotions.

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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that can be repaired. take/send it to a wheel repair place.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:27 AM   #3
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reckless and negligent, pep boys bought me some new wheels years ago with less damage.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:53 AM   #4
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Yeah but I couldn't do much about it and I'm more angry about Les Schwab striping all of my lugnuts with the stripped tool. I don't know why they didn't stop when they saw the tool wasn't working on one lugnut but they decided to try them all.
Edit-I don't know how they could have done it differently but it seems as though they were careful because they only broke one stud but I don't know if those are hard to break or what.

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:25 AM   #5
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Your going to be hard pressed to get that damage fixed.... i mean if you wanted someone to weld in extra alumnium and then have it re-machined and re-painted, sure...

So this this Les Schwab guy do the damage before, this other place? Or did one place do all the damage?

I would be digging up reciepts and raising some serious HEdoublehockysticks...
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I think that damage would be relatively simple to fix for the wheel repair guys. Or alternatively, why not take a shot at just painting the scratched areas to match the original wheel color. Might not be that noticable.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:46 PM   #7
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Yeah I might just get it painted, and Les Schwab didn't do the actual damage to the rims. Les Schwab stripped my lugnut tool and tried to use it on all the lugnuts thus rounding them over. So at that point I didn't have much of a choice but to have them cut off and I took it to the best wheel place I knew of.
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