So I just bought my first "real" wheels, a handbuilt 36 spoke touring wheelset. I ordered them on ebay, but they are new and were sold through a shop. Upon opening the box, I was surprised to see that inside the rim the area around some of the spoke holes is pretty chewed up. Having never looked at handbuilt wheels before, I'm not sure if this is normal, or if it warrants trying to exchange the wheels through the shop.
If I sand it down a little bit or just cover it with rim tape will it matter? Should I return the wheels? What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance.