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Kerbed wheel - price of refurbishment?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by audigex, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. audigex
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Hey guys

    Just kerbed my wheel for the first time - stupid Shell with their stupid kerb sticking out from the pump. I'm a bit annoyed but I suppose it was only a matter of time. I've got Black Edition rotor style wheels.

    The wheel has a long-ish thin kerb mark which doesn't seem too deep along the very edge of the wheel, kind of like a graze. I'll have a better look and get some pictures later if it makes a difference. Maybe 6 inches long and a few mm wide.

    Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to refurb this wheel? I'm presuming I'd be best off getting a full 4-wheel alignment done afterward too, how much would that set me back?

    Cheers
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    Around 200 give or take.
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    Speak to N8 its what he does
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    For one wheel? I'd like to think it was possible to get it done for a quarter of that price!
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    Mine are pretty bad and N8 quoted me £300 for all 4 and the are diamond polished face aswel
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    £200 is abit steep!!

    We've got a A4 with the 19" rotar rims on it, and at the time they were trying to sell us wheel insurance - He mentioned it's approx £100 at the audi dealership, and they basically send it off because it has to be machined?

    Expensive, but they'll be good as new!
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    Where are you based? DIAMOND STYLING near Sevenoaks in Kent do lots of the rotor wheels and are reasonably priced too?
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    I think this got lost in the mix. So I will repost! Why would anyone want to bring their wheels to anyone other than N8?
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    Theres no way I would pay £200 for one wheel to be refurbed
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    Sorry 200 is what I paid for all 4 wheels.
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    Rotors are Diamond Cut finished on a lathe then lacquered. As opposed to painted and lacquered.
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    Speak to Nathan, user N8. He is the wheel king on here. His work is fantastic, :) x
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    Thanks guys, I know of N8. Can't afford it just yet for the amount of damage, but that's more reasonable than I was expecting :) glad to know I can get my cock-ups sorted out, I was gutted when it happened - my total is now 3 stone chips (2 caused by the same stone, I believe), one kerbed alloy and a grazed wing mirror... not a great record for 6 months and 9,000 miles :-(
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