Got some Nitto Neo Gen, the stock tires on my 2009 were pretty much gone... they seem like nice tires i don't do much other than drive to work and around town. Now for the bad news, my stock rims... I had snow tires and steelies on the car so i dropped off my factory rims with the old tires and told the guys i was in no hurry on Saturday. Today (Tuesday) they are ready i go to pick them up and ask the guys to go ahead and put them on if they can. Once they were on i went to look at them. I guess i skipped a step in telling you how nice my stock rims looked, I have winter tires with steelies for the winter so if i was to guess the wheels have about 20k miles on them. The only thing wrong with them when i dropped them off was they were dirty. No curb checks no paint chips, nothing was wrong, they looked new.
So back when i went to look at them, the first wheel was the worst... it was clearly dropped when the tire was off and a chunk of paint about and inch missing on the lip along with long scratches all around the outer edge. The other 3 had deep gouges and the same long scratches around the lip, as if they took the tires of and just set the wheels face down.
Yes i flipped out on the guys, the worker passed the buck "i took care of them, i never scratched them had to been someone else". Some of the scratches were just the clear coat and there was white powder on the scratch so i could tell it just happened. I told the guy and the manager "You can see the dust from the clear coat being scratched, this just happened, the chip took out all the paint all you can see is shiny metal... there is no oxidation". the worker kept saying he didn't do it. I sorta feel bad because i flipped out. I wasn't rude i just pointed out in a very angry tone that they clearly screwed my wheels up. The manager was very apologetic and offered to call his wheel guy to fix them. I got him to put down in writing that they will fix them... Now the wait for the "wheel guy" to call me.
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