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Thread: What are these Black Edition alloys called? Refurb advice?

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    What are these Black Edition alloys called? Refurb advice?

    I did post in another thread but the OP was talking about different alloys to mine.

    The previous owner of my car managed to badly curb all 4 alloys so once winter is out the way I will be getting them refurbed. What edition are mine and are they laser cut? Any recommendations on a place to refurb them and ideas on price?

    I thought £30-40 was the going rate but in the other thread there were quotes of £130 ex VAT per wheel because they were laser cut.

    I am in Essex so local would be better as I won't want to be without my car for long!

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    They are 7-twin-spoke alloys.
    Same as the s-line but finished in titanium for black edition.
    It will be the newer rotors that are diamond cut.
    U get what u pay for I'm afraid, skimp and ul probably get a terrible job
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    I'm happy to pay out but £130 ex VAT per wheel sounded a bit steep, I don't have £625 to spend on some curbs, would have to get a pen out instead

    If someone could recommend anyone in my area that would be great. How long does it usually take?
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    I agree that's steep m8, u might be lucky enough to get all 4 done for 200 - 250.
    Try searching on here for wheel refurbs
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    £40 on a few cans of gunmetal plasti-dip would do the trick til summer at least if you want to get them professionally refurbed... And the best thing bout plasti-dip is you do it yourself!

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    I will thanks mate, I had searched earlier this week but when I read about diamond cut etc. and saw the prices I got a bit worried! Now you have put my mind at rest I will ask around some places and look around the forum. One of my clients is a body shop who are very highly regarded and they also have a styling and tuning arm to their business so I will also contact them. They are insurance approved and I have seen a lot of their work, they are perfectionists so if they offer an alloy service I should be fine

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    Thanks Jacko, I am new to all of this so will lookup that product

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    Its good stuff mate... You make a mess, you just peel it back off... Look up a few vids on youtube on refurbing wheels with plasti-dip... Its easy and you could even temporalily change the wheel colour if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47UK View Post
    I'm happy to pay out but £130 ex VAT per wheel sounded a bit steep, I don't have £625 to spend on some curbs, would have to get a pen out instead

    If someone could recommend anyone in my area that would be great. How long does it usually take?
    I paid £80 each inc VAT to get my BE wheels refurbed and repainted gloss gunmetal about 15 months ago but that was in Norwich and a job well done so the costs have more than likely gone up by now.

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    Thanks, will look up plastidip as a short term solution. What firm refurbed yours mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47UK View Post
    Thanks, will look up plastidip as a short term solution. What firm refurbed yours mate?
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    Thanks, will bear those in mind when it comes to it

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    I've used Wicked Wheels to refurb my own and clients' wheels. They are based in Great Yeldham, near Sudbury in Essex. Results have been very good.
    They charge £75 plus VAT for normal wheels and £85 plus VAT for diamond cut.
    They might discount for all four wheels.
    Their number is 01787 237 136
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    Cheers David, found them on Google amongst loads of others but from a website you can't tell if they are any good so wanted to seek advice on here!

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    I used them to refurb both rears on my A4 Cab and all four diamond cut wheels on a client's M3. I left all the wheels with them for a week and am very pleased with results.
    A friend used their mobile service to repair some light curbing on one wheel on his AM DBS and was equally pleased. Diamond cuts can only be refurbished back at their Gt Yeldham base.
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    Great, well I will bear these all in mind for next year, perhaps an Xmas present to myself

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    Quick update, just had my wheels refurbed (couldn't wait until new year) and the car is now spotless as I also had a full interior and exterior valet and had protect guard stuff put on. Will wait for some sunshine and finally take some pics to upload

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    Who did you you and what was the cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by AK47UK View Post
    Quick update, just had my wheels refurbed (couldn't wait until new year) and the car is now spotless as I also had a full interior and exterior valet and had protect guard stuff put on. Will wait for some sunshine and finally take some pics to upload

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    I used East Coast Styling (part of Maldon Car Body) as I know they are perfectionists, they are authorised repairers for most insurance company's. It cost £70 per wheel which was more than other quotes I got but when viewing samples of other firms work the edge of the alloys weren't always smooth, mine are now perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47UK View Post
    Now that is a proper kerbing job! Probably a company car or registered blind lol.

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    Wasn't a company car, I bought it private, but yes he did a good job damaging the alloys!!

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    Nice, I had looked at other places and their work wasn't great so thought I would just go with a place where I knew they would be perfect. The place I went to are clients of mine too so I was happy to give them some of my work as I do a lot of work for them.

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    That's the thing if you know and have heard someones good and they can do a good price then go for it!I actually only had two done due to a bus making me mount the curb!! -__-

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    Nasty, I just need to make sure I don't curb mine now, just want a decent day of weather so I can get the pics for my avatar and to show the refurbed wheels

 

 

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