JMB RetrofitsChris Nott
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    pazaz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    S.Wales
    Posts
    316

    New OEM RS4 Alloys ~ 2 Been Re-Sprayed and Slighty darker Shade ~ Gutted!

    Ive recently purchased 4 OEM second hand RS4 alloys with tyres.

    When inspecting them before I purchased it was under poor artificial light and all looked mint.

    Under closer inspection when home it became evident that two have been sprayed and are slightly darker shade of grey than the OEM silvery ones. They are also a little ruffer finish than the originals.

    The spray hasnt taken well around the valve on the one and looks like this spray could possibly chip/scratch in time show the lighter shinier colour of the original below. Gutted!!

    I suppose its my own fault for not checking properly and in natural light when rushing to buy them,

    I will put the two originals on the front as these will get more of a hiding and the others on the rear, but now Ive noticed the colour differance it will annoy me and probably stand out more now I know.

    Has anybody any advice on geting these two resprayed professionally to match the originals exactly? any recommended places in South Wales and approx costs etc.

    Pics attached if they work ~ the diff is minimal, but what do you lot think? what would you do?





    Cheers
    Last edited by pazaz; 5th July 2012 at 20:27.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    East Manchester In the Hills !
    Posts
    675
    Plenty of places can refurb them. But I would get all four done then at least they will all match. Will probably cost you about 200 quid.

    You could also refurb them yourself if you are handy with rattle cans. I have done plenty and would cost you about 50 quid for the materials to do it.

    Here is the results.


  4. #3
    mjr901's Avatar
    S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Posts
    2,785
    contact N8 on here
    2012 Ibis Black Edition S-tronic S3, 3 Door, Shark Stage 2, MTC Intake Kit, Powerflex Fast Road Dogbone Mount, Full Non Res Milltek Exhaust, Forge Development Intercooler + DV system,
    340bhp Mikes Ibis BE 2012 S3...

  5. #4
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,628
    Put the two lightest on one side and the two darker on the other! No one will ever know, it's not as if you can compare both sides at a time because you can't see all four wheels!
    Audi A3 2.0L TDI S-Line Sportback

  6. #5
    chris.vincent3's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    UK, Portsmouth
    Posts
    601
    what aiden said ^

  7. #6
    carl-1968's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    455
    I brought a set of 4 copies and had them done for £40 each, the paint was £110 per litre so fully refurbed for £270, now just need those 19" tyres!!, but agree with the previous comment :-)

  8. #7
    pazaz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    S.Wales
    Posts
    316
    Cheers for the replies

    Putting the two slightly darker on the one side makes sense, but wanted the unsprayed wheels on the fronts. As these will have more of an hiding and be easier to clean. The sprayed ones are slightly rougher finish and im sure will be much harder to clean.

    Not to worry thats now the plan rather than getting the two resprayed professionally.

    Just hope they stand up to the test of time. If not will have to look at getting the done further down the line.

  9. #8
    TimG's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    South Coast
    Posts
    932
    Give them a decent coat of wax and they should be easy to clean. A journey out in this weather at the moment they'll all look the same anyway!

  10. #9
    audicruiser's Avatar
    Audi Heaven

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    1,861
    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    Put the two lightest on one side and the two darker on the other! No one will ever know, it's not as if you can compare both sides at a time because you can't see all four wheels!
    I'd still go down this route... No one will ever know!
    Scott

    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T Quattro S-Line 2007 8P2
    Lava Grey, Exclusive Line Black/Silver Leather, Heated Seats, Bose, RNS-e, iPod, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior Light Pack

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. a6 with new style rs4 alloys?
    By shufti in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th October 2007, 11:49
  2. ET of 255/40/18 OEM RS4 Alloys??
    By S3_2007 in forum RS4 Forum (B5 and B7 Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th March 2007, 08:27
  3. s3 on new style rs4 alloys
    By adrian2006uk in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th February 2007, 15:22
  4. ET of 255/40/18 OEM RS4 Alloys??
    By S3_2007 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15th February 2007, 12:31
  5. New Style RS4 Alloys
    By imported_spuddie007 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 9th October 2005, 15:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO