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Curbed alloy !!!!!

Snow-Munki Nov 12, 2015

  1. Snow-Munki

    Snow-Munki Registered User

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    So annoyed at myself, just popped out and when i parked the kerb was higher than expected with leaves everywhere, so a good 1/3 i'd say has been curbed fairly badly. Can feel the indents.

    Too dark to take pictures now, but any ideas how / where i can get them repaired and how much it may be approx ?? Is it normally a set fee ?

    Grrrrrrr.
     
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  3. batch

    batch Registered User

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    Where are you based mate?
    If you're ANYWHERE you can get to Sevenoaks, Kent, go to Diamond Styling. Audi-approved repairer, workmanship is second to none and Paul is a top bloke. Also good value for money. He redid all my rotors on my old car - two of which were chewed to f**k!! - and they came back perfectly.
    Good luck!
     
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  4. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Bung your general location up mate, one of these diamond geezers will know someone ;)
     
  5. Snow-Munki

    Snow-Munki Registered User

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    In Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

    Not sure if mine are the diamond ones, it's the standard s line ones for the A3, um 18'' I think.

    Think it's the first time it's happened in over 10 years of driving !!
     
  6. smk82

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    Yep, those are diamond cut. You can only repaid those a certain number to times I'm afraid
     
  7. jasonc

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    Had one of my diamond cut alloys repaired a few weeks ago at the local Audi dealer - they quoted 110 quid which was the same as independent places I contacted but with the added bonus of a courtesy car while the wheel was being repaired (takes 2 or 3 days to do a diamond cut repair). They don't do the work themselves but the repair was perfect - I had to check the other three wheels to make sure they hadn't been swapped round!
     
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  8. Snow-Munki

    Snow-Munki Registered User

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    Wow, that is good. Which Audi garage is that ?

    Also can I get away with not repairing it, or do they start to corrode ? Anything I can do to prevent this ?
     
  9. jasonc

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    That was at Reading Audi.

    Can't imagine it would corrode, I've left scuffs on wheels on previous cars for years without a problem.
     
  10. smk82

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    Out of curiosity did they charge you for a courtesy car? Did that to me last time it was in for service
     
  11. jasonc

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    No, and better than that - it took longer than they said it would to repair the wheel so they didn't charge me for that either. Alloy wheel repair + the loan of an A5 for a week - no charge :yes:
     
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  13. Snow-Munki

    Snow-Munki Registered User

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    called an independent place ( recommended by Audi ) and they charge £110 + vat. Guess not 'too' bad. Will take a few days so will need to swap over to the spare tyre.

    But he said best get it done soonish otherwise it can rust the alloy. Is this true ? As I was going to leave it till spring time as it may happen again in the winter.
     
  14. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User

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    Google "alloy white worm".

    This is what happens when the lacquer is broken, and water/moisture gets under that layer.

    It's best fixed and re-lacquered asap to stop alloy white worm. "Diamond Cut" alloys are particularly susceptible as they have no paint layer to protect the metal.
     
  15. Thelma

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    Hi guys, anyone got any knowledge of a diamond repair guy in or around Aberdeen. All 4 of mine have been damaged due to ****** potholes!
     

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