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    Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Does anyone know a good way of removing a scratch from an alloy or someone who can do it. Curbed it this morning and i'm gutted. Ł150 to have it repaired by a body shop who send it away for 5 day (so I have to run around on a space saver).

    Or does anyone know anyone who'd sell me spare "7.5J x 17 'five spoke star' design alloy??? Then I could use my damaged one as a spare instead of the space saver!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    I tend to file down the damage first (rim damage) with a nail file, and then go over it with a silver touch up stick.
    Seems to mask it OK.
    Halfords used to do a chrome touch up stick that when dried used to be a great match. What's the betting they do one for alloys anyway.

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    try 'chipsaway' will repair it on your car and will come to you, had one of mine repaired recently cost Ł50 each wheel and you can't tell it's been done [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] One things for sure you won't kerb it again ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Wilko, just noticed you too are in the east midlands, I have the mobile no of the Chipsaway guy if you want it let me know..

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Chipsaway are good. We sue them for all our company cars.They do a good job and come to you to do it.
    I must admit,kerbing alloys is something I'm especially paranoid about.
    When I park,I have to take a bus to the kerb.

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

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    We sue them for all our company cars.

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    That's one way of financing your car pool i suppose [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Oops ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    I've used www.wickedwheels.com 3 times and they've done a great job

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Ł50 that's gonna be so much easier on my pocket that Ł150 from an Audi recomended body shop!!

    Spin140 if you do have the number drop me a PM with it in that would be much appreciated! I ain't doing it myself... I'd cock it up - prob make it worse. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Do you get a garentee with it to say that the wheel wont look [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img] in a year or so??

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

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    Ł50 that's gonna be so much easier on my pocket that Ł150 from an Audi recomended body shop!!

    Spin140 if you do have the number drop me a PM with it in that would be much appreciated! I ain't doing it myself... I'd cock it up - prob make it worse. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif[/img]

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    have sent you a PM, only heard good things about them so far, if in 12 mths it looks naff you could always have it done again and still be saving money but think this will be unlikely. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    I must admit the website does look impressive.... and as long as they do a good job!!

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    So come on guys out of the two (WickedWheels & Chipsaway) whats everyones take on them? Who's the best (who's the daddy)?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    I've left messages for both of the above to call me... so lets see who calls first!!

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

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    ... Ł150 to have it repaired by a body shop who send it away for 5 day (so I have to run around on a space saver).

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    What? Audi would make you drive around for a week at 50mph max.

    I know you've probably found a better deal with the scratch repair guys, but wouldn't Audi lend you a proper wheel, even just a bog standard steel one? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Nowp they said I'd have to drive round on a space saver for 4-5 days! Shocking I no.... they said they didn't have any spare wheels that were my size!

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    company near me will do a whole wheel for Ł30! and match it to make it like all the others..

    they also do polishing and chrome..

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    Wilko,

    You could always buy this one off e-bay, and then use damaged one as a spare.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...546011133&rd=1

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

    The A4 version is not the same ET as the A3. A4 is ET45, and the A3 is ET54. It will stick out a further 9 mm.

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    Re: Alloy Wheel (Star Design)

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    The A4 version is not the same ET as the A3. A4 is ET45, and the A3 is ET54. It will stick out a further 9 mm.

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    Oops, forgot about that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif[/img]

 

 

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