Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston WV
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: SBM FXT-T ES
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A POS tire changer did that. After having more than one expensive wheel marked by similar monkeys I am now very selective of whomever changes my tires. I warn them in writing about by expectations, ensure they have not only machines that are intended for allow, expensive, wheels but also an experienced operator with a history of flawless work. It's possible, but not always attainable.
The warnings include the fact I have pictures of my wheels as delivered, and that if they are returned to me in any other condition they'll have to replace them. Then I inspect them on delivery after the tire change. By being on the same page no one is surprised.
In the OP's case he had no such opportunity and the tire changer was merely a normal shop monkey performing a routine job. He had no incentive to care about his work. That shop had no concerns either, and their machine was not up to modern standards. So marked wheels resulted... their looks have been insulted but their operation is likely uncompromized.