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looking for a change in alloys..

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by pjw, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. pjw

    pjw Member

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    ive got a set of 19" rs6 replicas, with brand new tyres on which cost about £120 each. Theyre pearlescent white, and in dire need of a refurb due to some curbing and chipped paint.

    my options are really to either save up and get them shotblasted and powdercoated (about £300) in the spring, or do them myself. Im no stranger to a refurb but obviously these things take time.

    the other option is to sell them on or swap them. what sort of price should i be looking at?
     
  2. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

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    I think they suit the car, got them on mine but in 18s, think they just need to be a different colour imo and they would look great.
     
  3. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    Just paint them a dark ish grey. Job done. Got them in 18" on mine just now for the winter.
     
  4. pjw

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    IVe just been quoted £200 for a shot blast, refurb, black powdercoat, rebalance and put tyres back on. i think thats a pretty reasonable price tbh.
     
  5. Foxmeister

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    Thats a fantastic price mate, especially 19's, i'd opt for that seeing as you've just put new rubber on!
     
  6. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

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    Just do them yourself, if you can get hold of a cheap set of steel wheels or borrow some alloys off someone for a couple of weeks while you sort yours.
     
  7. pjw

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    They need blasting to be honest, the current paint is coming off. Not sure who did them in the past but they didnt do much prep work. Unless i can work out a way to remove the paint myself ill have to do it this way.
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    nitromorse!

    Having said that, the wheel refurb place will do everything for that £200, if you do it yourself and want a good job you'll have to pay someone to remove the tyre, and then pay to have it refitted afterwards, and for some reason garages all seem to want about a million pounds to fit tyres these days.
     
  9. Foxmeister

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    Exactly, then the cost of materials, sandpaper, filling any dents etc, then paint and lacquer! I recently done my spare alloys and although enjoyed it etc, the cost was a lot more than i thought. My good wheels will defo go for the full works in my local wheel specialist, and its about £260 which i thought was excellent prices! Take advantage of the pro's price mate, worth it!
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    I've done the wheels on the A4, but i bloody hate painting.

    Too much messing for me. When i did the winter rims i just wiped them down with brake cleaner, quickly rubbed over with 600grit then blasted on the paint, properly couldnt be bothered!
     
  11. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    Nitromoors is good yeah, but dosn't come close to the result you will get if there blasted!
     

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