HELP: R1250 wheels scratched - how easy to remove/reinstall spokes to powder coat?
So... after a flat on my front Bridgestone Battlax A41 rendered it useless, I decided to spring for new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STRs (hated the A41s anyway). Took off the wheels and off I went to the same guy who's always done my tire changes (including many changes on my RR's forged wheels for countless changes from slicks to street without incident).
I warned him about the TPMS. Many times. End result: Badly scratched rear (see pics) and TPMS blown to pieces (pic attached for those interested in seeing the guts). Dang.
Took the rims to the local dealer. Ordered a new TPMS, which the tire changer guy will pay for. Took the wheels to a recommended painter for touch-up. No go, he said. Since these are powder-coated wheels, he said, he would need to re-do the entire rim. Which would mean REMOVING all the spokes and later re-attaching them.
At that point, I took the wheels back. No-one here in Puerto Rico has any experience re-spoking the BMW wheels, and I feel nervous that they might screw this up.
SO... Getting to the question to all you experts out there:
Is this an easy job anyone could do, and I'm just being overly nervous?
Bonus round: are these wheels really powder-coated, or is this just BS from the repair guy? Any other way to touch them up?
Would rather live with those hideous scratches than set up an opportunity for some hack to really mess up my wheels when re-spoking them.
Thanks in advance for any useful advice!