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    Diamond cut alloy wheel repair

    I managed to kerb one of my S3 alloys last month. Luckily I took out the alloy wheel insurance when I got the car. They've recommended I use Pentland Land Rover for the repair. Anybody have any experience with them doing alloy wheel repairs or should I be looking at getting the repair done elsewhere? The car is an 2012 S3 black edition with the standard black edition wheels.
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    Sorry, I should have put in the post I'm based in West Lothian, Scotland.

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    The wheels are turned on a CNC lathe to achieve the "diamond cut" effect at the tips of the rotor, and rim.
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    Most importantly, the lacquer is a satin lacquer, giving a matt finish. Not many bodyshops know how to do this (additive into 2 pack) so be very choosy as to who repairs them.

    N8 on here can refurbish the rotors to OE standard,

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    Yeap give N8 a shout he does spot on refurbing.

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    Cant find N8 ? Are you out there as would like a price myself for something ?!

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    Just send N8 a PM, search for him on here, he's always about.

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    Thanks Nigel tried the member search ''N8'' but no success, will look him up via the URL

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    Thanks for the tips guys, I'll try to contact N8.

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    Can these be refurbed close enough to OEM finish that you can have a non refurbed on the same side and still have a propper match?
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    I know N8 as a friend, but I can honestly say, the refurbs I've seen on some diamond cut wheels has been absolutely perfect Paul, mankini's aside mate, some quality refurbs I've seen by my own eyes.

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