1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

FAO EVERYONE - My Alloy Wheels - HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by richy, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. richy
    Offline

    richy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok ive got some RS6 rep wheels on my A3 ... but they are getting a bit worn and well they dont look good to be honest....

    now i can get them redone looking like they did when they first came to me or i could get them done in different finishes....

    now.. anyone rekon i should go for a different finish or just get them redone as they were?


    heres a few pics to help..



    first off here is my car with the wheels i have on it at the moment..

    [​IMG]

    ok here is a pic of some polished rims.. i can get them done lie this

    [​IMG]

    or get them done in a diamond cut finish like the audi TT wheels and like these

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    PLEASE HELP....!!!!

    #1
  2. Karcsi
    Offline

    Karcsi Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Look worn? How? The finish wearing off? Is this normal for replicas?

    I'd prefer the diamond cut finish, I think. I would think they would be easier to keep clean and hide any marks you might pick up.
    #2
  3. imported_dumpvalve
    Online

    imported_dumpvalve Guest

    Not sure about your wheels, but your car looks damn nice!

    Mate, it's crying out for the Votex kit.

    Do it!
    #3
  4. richy
    Offline

    richy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol no i think there is one kurb and thats when i was messing about.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    but its got all black spots all over the wheel and brown stains in the corners of the amrs of the alloy... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif looks really nasty...

    they are the replicas btw.
    #4
  5. anty
    Offline

    anty Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    TBH it looks pretty good standard and changing it will make it differ to the originals (Audi OEM). Have you tried the Muc Off wheel cleaners to get rid of the excess residue ?
    #5
  6. StephaneS
    Offline

    StephaneS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    0
    have you checked it's not corrosion?
    #6
  7. richy
    Offline

    richy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    0
    it it was or it wasnt..... it wouldnt matter either way... still looks nasty.... and to be honest you cant really say to rochford tyres that they are corroding..as

    1) they can just say i have not been looking after them
    2) i dont have the std wheels to put back on to then send them back....

    so kinda hard to do anything about it..
    #7
  8. richy
    Offline

    richy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    0
    still unture what to do yet.. will go the shop and have a look into some good alloy cleaner..

    but to get all 4 wheels redone to standard is £120
    and to get them done in a dimond cut finish is £200...

    hummm.. dunno what to do yet.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    #8
  9. Karcsi
    Offline

    Karcsi Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd still speak to rochfords to see what they say, at least for peace of mind. Are they too far away for a visit? How on earth are you going to mistreat alloys that result in what you can be seen?

    It it is corrosion, would it be a more expensive refurb as there's some treatment involved and more extreme cleaning/sanding? £120 sounds really good for 4 wheels.
    #9
  10. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,925
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Looks like the centrifugal force of 140MPH+ has made the brake dust stick LOL. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
    #10
  11. richy
    Offline

    richy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol shhhhh
    #11
  12. jungle
    Offline

    jungle Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    As they were Richy in my humble opinion. But have you considered getting them anodised (or whatever) black? Obviously I'm gonna get shot down in flames for that but I'm a big fan of the whole "stealth" thing - check a Ducati 749 Dark if you need convincing.

    PS The BM wheels look a bit... hairdressy?
    #12

Share This Page