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NO NO NO.... Just scratched my Alloys

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Chimera, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. Chimera

    Chimera Member

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    Guys/Girls,

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif I have just scratched my one week old today RS4 18" 9 spoke alloys /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

    I was backing up this morning admiring the steam rising from my wing mirrows as they cleaned them selves, when that noise we all dread to hear.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Have you ever had that feeling were your whole body suddenly goes cold...

    Scratch is half way round the rim /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif and I'm not at all happy with my self /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

    Chimera

    PS going to go away and sulk now people. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    See you all soon.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
     
  2. audi_girl

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    Mine were really scratched when I got the car - had them done on the insurance and you can't really tell.

    A bodyshop should be able to do it, but if you get it done, when they are finished, just check them really carefully to make sure they look okay /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  3. Chimera

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    Thanks for that audi girl,

    Chimera /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. audi_girl

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    No worries - just seem to remember when mine were done you could see where they had sprayed them with silver /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif
     
  5. mramage

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    Guy here just had one of his wheels done when Fwik-Twit scratched his wheel. It's a slightly different shade from the others, but very close, hardly noticable.
     
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    That and other compensations? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. Gambba

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    Just look on the bright side, it could of been worse.....except you've only had it a week!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Maybe parking sensors for the side of the car are required in this case?!


    I'll post some pics on Monday of how to Kerb an alloy!!
     
  8. amoffat

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    Try Wicked Wheels they have mobile wheel refurbishers. Costs approx £60 per wheel, or approx £200 for all 4. Not used them myself, but heard some good things.

    Need to use them myself, due to my devil /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif car park at work /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
  9. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you!
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    Wikid wheels are very very good...

    My parents had a set of rims re-furb'd a few years back by them, and they look brand new!

    Very impressive!

    Rich
     
  10. Gambba

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Gambba said:
    Just look on the bright side, it could of been worse.....except you've only had it a week!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Maybe parking sensors for the side of the car are required in this case?!


    I'll post some pics on Monday of how to Kerb an alloy!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    See this is how you do it properly:
     

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