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Wheels finally refurbed!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Steveo_A3_1.8t, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Steveo_A3_1.8t
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    hi all,
    just had my wheels refurbed. but rather than stay silver i went for GTR anthracite.
    work was carried out at Alloy Art in southend, Essex. well worth a look if your planning on doing a refurb.
    im very happy with the result.

    All four wheels were kerbed, and one had a heavy chunk out of it and required a weld, and all have been diamond cut. cost £300

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    mmmmm. yum.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Very Nice. That's a cheap refurb. I was quoted £60 +VAT per wheel at Spit n Polish!
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    Wow, they look stunning. Are the dishes polished and lacquered? Also any before pictures? Now get some pics of them on your car too fella.

    So that's less than £300 at £288? Sounds a similar quote? Or did you need 5 wheels doing?
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I cant see the pics, just getting red X
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    Yeah but i'm talking bog standar refurb, this is diamond cut, very good price.
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    Ah right fair enough, what's the difference between them and the process?
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    no pic of face?
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    I'll get some on the car soon. Yeah I think it was a good price, it is a clear coat which I know is a fairly 'weak' bond to polished un keyed surfaces but it is a powder coat laquer so it's harder wearing than normal.
    The replacement studs (fake split rim bolts were £50 for 80!!) I got those separate from BM Motorsport
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I can see the pics now, they look spot on dude!!!
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    Sounds good. Yeah I've heard of the bond being weaker on a polished surface when lacquering but powdercoating is supposedly the better option. The dish on mine is lacquered which doesn't give the same mirror finish as a polished wheel does, but I can live with that instead of having to clean and protect them everyday!

    Just make sure you apply a good wheel sealant such as poorboys to them before fitting them to the car. Will prolong the life of the clearcoat and make them easy to clean too.
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    I used a turtle wax wheel protector but ill give that poorboys a look. Your car looks very similar to mine actually lol, is it metallic black or solid??
    Steve
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    Like the look of those. It's far better than doing the whole rim in the dark colour, like most do.

    any pics of the alloys on the car ?
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    ok appologies for the poor camera quality, mixture of phone and dated compact images, but here are the wheels before refurb (well the worst one) and wheels on car.
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    Look nice!

    But wow theyre low profile tyres, bet theres no give in them! It harsh?
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    Cheers mate, yeah its quite harsh but ive sort of got a sixth sense for potholes and bad roads now lol
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