Update - Persistence pays off...
Well persistence has paid off....
I went back to Audi and the guy who repainted the two alloys and also went to a local tyre fitter of good reputation who gave me some good information to battle Central Tyres with!
As such I've spoken to Central Tyres a number of times and got to the point where they asked me to get a quote :)
I've spoken to the guy who originally repaired my 2 alloys and managed to go and see him last week. He gave me a quote for £130 for all three wheels(!) [normally £50 pre wheel but two do need a 'full face' respray whereas one can be 'spot repaired']
I kept at the guys at Central Tyres and today got a call confirming that they will pay the £130 to repair the wheels.:)
Meanwhile I had given all 4 wheels a really good clean at the weekend and noticed that there are some 'bubbles' where the clearcoat has started to fail so I have now booked the car into www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk 's new branch that opened in Leeds this week - they have an opening offer of 25% off a full refurb rather than having 'just' a respray to the faces.
This works out at £60 per wheel for removal of the tyre; shot blast; powder coat and relaquer (sp?); refit tyre and rebalance with a 12 month guarantee. (Not bad price IMHO)
For all four wheels I am having to put £110 of my own money in but will have four tip-top alloys at the end of it.:icon_thumright:
I'll let you know my experience of TWS once I get the car back.