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Mobile wheel repair in Sydney?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by coldie, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. coldie

    coldie Member

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    Hi guys,

    Has anyone used wheel repair company in Sydney that they can recommend (preferable mobile)?

    I've got a 15cm gash on my dark grey rims, and want someone who can match the colour perfectly.

    p.s. Anyone thinking of going to Taronga Zoo... avoid the multistorey car park if possible. It has *really* narrow ramps with high kerbs, that makes it almost impossible to get a big car like the Tesla onto the ramp without doing a 3 point turn each time you want turn 90 degrees onto/off the ramp.
    If you really have to park inside, angle both your wing mirrors down (when driving forward) so that you can see how close you are to the kerbs.

    Cheers
    Carl
     
  2. Mark E

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    That sounds like a great suggestion for a software enhancement - I've got mine to auto tilt when reversing but a quick option to have them tilt while driving forward could be useful in tight spaces.
     
  3. Dborn

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    Some of the ramps at the Albert avenue car park in Chatswood ditto. Especially the uppermost two levels where, of course the destination connector is located. Done my alloy gators there more than once. Damn architects!!
     
  4. coldie

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    Mark E, I was actually thinking the same thing, a button to temporarily dip the mirrors would be handy. Actually just had a thought, I might create a new driver profile which has the mirrors dipped, and just switch to that profile as needed! :)

    Dborn, are you talking about the Westfield carpark? Yes that's pretty tight too. I haven't actually checked out the connectors up there yet. Are they like our home wall connectors? And are there parking spots reserved for Teslas? Are they free to use?
     
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    Coldie. Yes,yes,yes and yes. There is 1 Tesla 40 amp, and 2 J1772 chargepoint ones. You can use the chargepoint ones with an adaptor. I have charged at both.
    Of course, you need a free chargepoint account and RFID card.
     
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    Hi MCW,
    Cool these were they guys that were recommended by Reflect Effect, and I was just about to call to make a booking. But then before I saw some bad reviews on Google, so I thought I'd ask around firsts. I hope they do a good job on yours! Post some before and after pics if you wouldn't mind :) Do you have dark grey rims?
    Cheers.
     
  8. meloccom

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    I collected a scratch on my RHF wheel when parking a few weeks ago in Surry Hills with those horrible high sandstone curbs. :cursing:
    A friend mentioned ProPaintAuto who is a mobile touch up specialist and comes to you.
    Yesterday Pete came to my place and repaired the wheel in the driveway as he couldn't fit his van in the garage where I park.
    He requires access to water and power and somewhere he can park his VW van.
    I watched him skilfully tape off the undamaged areas and smooth and re-paint the scratches and now I can't tell where they were.
    All up $135 for one wheel that he said was lightly scratched as he did not have to build up any gouges.
     
  9. paulp

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    More likely the civil engineer than the architect.
    Driving a horrible rental in sydney, a brand new falcon. It vibrates, makes noise, has crap aircon, is hot when you return to it. And just to rub it in each time I leave the hotel (darling at star), I have to drive past a tesla connector to remind me, and do a hideously tight 90 degree turn to get out. Oh and the stupid thing doesnt slow down when I take my foot off the accelerator, and the gps (so small its hard to see) shows roads (freeways) that dont exist, and curves in intersections that are straight. I want my tesla back!! Travelling is such a harsh reminder.....and I forgot where I parked today.
     
  10. TesAus

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    I feel compelled to defend the honourable profession of civil engineering. If a civil engineer had designed and built it it would be to a recognised standard that required modelling of turning paths for vehicles. If an architect had designed it it would be made from stainless steel and be so smooth that you couldn't drive up it. It therefore must have been designed and built by a builder selected solely on price for their value engineered solution that used 15% less concrete because the ramp is 15% too narrow!
     

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    Yes you're likely right, maybe under a d&c. Can tell we are in the same industry when you start using 'value engineered'.
     
  12. coldie

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    Thanks Meloccom, I'll check them out. Better a sandstone kerb than a concrete one!
     
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    I avoid all carparks if at all possible. Walking a little further is good for me and it saves time and stress getting door dings fixed.
     
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    @Coldie,
    Had the wheel repaired today by the Wheelman - arrived 10mins early and did a great job - after inspecting the finished job I noticed just the slightest buildup of paint which he said was from the factory paint job but because neither of us was completely sure at the time he sanded that back too and repainted that also; later when I looked closely at the before pic I took, I agree that it was there and unrelated to the scrape or his paint job so I was impressed with how obliging he was - while my photos are probably not the best, it looks excellent in real life and I doubt one could pick the treated spots. I would certainly use them again. They match all colours including grey he said. Mike
     
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    Hey Mike,
    Thanks for the pics. Looks like he did a great job! Looks like a new wheel!
    Your scratches were pretty similar to mine in terms of size and depth, so that gives me lot of confidence he'll do a good job on mine too :)
    I'm going to book him in...
    Cheers,
    Carl
     
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    Does anyone know of a similar service in Melbourne??
     
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    The TouchUpGuys website lists Allow wheel repairs as one of their services. When I contacted their guy in Hornsby (Sydney area) he referred me to Ossie Mags, Ph 0409 459 872. I've used Ossie to repair two wheels (19" cyclones) and was very happy with the result. Ossie does not have a web site but is also a mobile service.
     
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    Thnx MrT - I'll give them a bell.
     
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    So that they can turn the wheel during the repair process, it is necessary to jack the car, so if you have the height adjustable suspension put it in "Jack" mode. Also so that the wheel can be turned it is necessary to activate "Tow Mode" otherwise you can't get the wheel to turn as it will keep returning to Park and lock the wheels. Mine is dual motor, not so sure about the front wheels on a single motor. Make sure the vehicle is chocked so it can't move once its in TOW mode.
     
  20. coldie

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    Thanks for the tips MisterT. Was there any particular reason they had to turn the wheel?
     

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