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Diamond cut alloy wheel refurb

TopDrawer Mar 12, 2018

  1. TopDrawer

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    Help please. Does anyone know a good refurbishment company for diamond cut alloys on my a4 avant. I'm in Derby
     
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  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    dont bother, just have them done silver.

    Diamond cutting is a useless wheel finishing, it lasts about 5 minutes.
     
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  4. spartacus 68

    spartacus 68 Active Member Team Ibis Audi A2 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    Agree with aragorn. They're fine for California, but in our weather and salt-laden road they deteriorate quickly. If you've set your sights on them, then The Wheel Specialist in Aberdeen do a fantastic job. It's a franchise, so suspect Derby is just the same.
     
  5. Final 3Green Land

    Final 3Green Land Member Audi A4

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    Have just had my RS4 wheels refurbed by 'The Wheel Specialists' near Leeds.

    Absolutely outstanding workmanship and all four for £333.00. Extremely happy with the job!!

    Address: 4, Phoenix Court, Lotherton Way, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2GY
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    Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Fri
    Phone: 0113 287 3005

    Only 7 minutes off the M1.

    Hope this is of help.
     
  6. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 S tronic

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    I had a small ''curb'' repair done on my RS3 the other week at Redline specialist cars in Harrogate, they have the correct machine to do the repair & it looks just like it left the factory again.
     
  7. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The wheel specialists certainly know how to charge, thats for sure!
     
  8. Roland Wong

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    I would imagine that the finish would be more durable if there was some sort of UV/Scuff resistant clear coat of some kind to protect the porous bare aluminum from corrosion. But then, I'm in SoCal where salt on the roads is not an issue when winter driving.

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  9. Nollywood

    Nollywood B7 420-R Avant Team Votex Team V8 Audi RS6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    I use Spit & Polish in Tonbridge, Kent. I’ve been using them since 2001, brilliant job.

    They refurbished a set of OEM 19” B7 RS4 wheels. I opted for diamond cut exterior, despite them being originally powder coated.

    The cost? £260 inc. VAT, collection and delivery.

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  10. mxnrg

    mxnrg Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 MQB Platform

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    Do you know if Spit & Polish can work based on delivering the whole car as I don't have a spare set of rims?


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  11. Nollywood

    Nollywood B7 420-R Avant Team Votex Team V8 Audi RS6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    I’m not sure if their compound has room. But, you can at least give them a call.

    Failing that, just buy a cheap set of 16” Audi wheels from eBay - as cheap as £50.
     
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    mxnrg Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 MQB Platform

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    I’ve dropped them an email, thanks. The wheels that need work are on the Merc GLA that I am returning before I get my Audi, so don’t want to spend money on throw away wheels. Good idea though.


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    mxnrg Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 MQB Platform

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    Confirmed with S&P that they can manage to refurb my wheels delivered ‘attached to my car’. Quoted £89.64 inc. VAT per wheel for a full refurb of the below 19” rims in 2-3 days. Staying gloss black with diamond cut facing.

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    Thanks for the recommendation.


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    mxnrg Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 MQB Platform

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    Really impressed with https://spitandpolish.co.uk all 4 19” diamond cut rims looking like new in 3 days. Included removing the tyres, putting them back on and rebalancing. All for £89 per wheel.


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  16. Nollywood

    Nollywood B7 420-R Avant Team Votex Team V8 Audi RS6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    Glad they were able to sort your wheels out, they’re the best in the business.
     
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  17. far2tall

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    How are thy holding up? I've got a set of 20's that im considering this finish on but wondering if coming into winter it's a bad idea!
     
  18. Nollywood

    Nollywood B7 420-R Avant Team Votex Team V8 Audi RS6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    I haven’t fitted them yet, they won’t fit the car until the B7 RS4 fenders and rear quarters are fitted.
     

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