S3 Exhaust Tips - Wicked Coatings

Adam14

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Apologies for yet another forum post about S3 exhaust tips, but thought this was slightly different :p Just wondering if anyone had used a company called "Wicked Coatings" down in Poole before? Had a decent quote from them to powder coat my exhaust tips, but is a 7 - 10 working day turn around which seems quite long, but don't mind if they're good! Only place near me in Cambridge has quoted £250...yh no thanks.
 

RichardT

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Just wondering why you consider 7-10 days too long for an engineering company to do a job. Sounds reasonable to me. I doubt they are sitting around waiting to coat your exhaust tips.
 

Adam14

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I didn't mean too long, just said it seemed it. I wouldn't have thought it was a big job to powder coat exhaust tips, but I'm not an expert so wouldn't know haha!
Just asking for potential advice was all :)
Just wondering why you consider 7-10 days too long for an engineering company to do a job. Sounds reasonable to me. I doubt they are sitting around waiting to coat your exhaust tips.

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Jamesey78

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Picked mine up today, 40 quid and 3 days as they were waiting to do a gloss black run. Just Google powder coaters in your local area and ring a few.
 

Adam14

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Picked mine up today, 40 quid and 3 days as they were waiting to do a gloss black run. Just Google powder coaters in your local area and ring a few.
Tried , couldn't find many. Will have another crack, good to know there are deals to be had . Your tips look good?

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Svenedin

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7-10 days isn't bad. You could take them off and send them in the post. It's no problem to run the car without the tips for a week or so (many people take them off permanently). Of course this relies on you being able to get the tips off -I can't remove mine!
 

RichardT

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Mine won’t come off either!
 

Svenedin

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Mine won’t come off either!

I've read how to do it but mine won't budge at all. It's like they are welded on! They certainly won't fall off though.
 
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Jamesey78

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Tried , couldn't find many. Will have another crack, good to know there are deals to be had . Your tips look good?

There's a few near you, within 30 mins anyway. There's 2 places here in Luton if you fancy a bit of a longer drive. Here's mine ..
 

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S3-StevePn

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Apologies for yet another forum post about S3 exhaust tips, but thought this was slightly different :p Just wondering if anyone had used a company called "Wicked Coatings" down in Poole before? Had a decent quote from them to powder coat my exhaust tips, but is a 7 - 10 working day turn around which seems quite long, but don't mind if they're good! Only place near me in Cambridge has quoted £250...yh no thanks.

Had mine done in Salisbury for £12
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S3-StevePn

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7-10 days isn't bad. You could take them off and send them in the post. It's no problem to run the car without the tips for a week or so (many people take them off permanently). Of course this relies on you being able to get the tips off -I can't remove mine!

Get under the car and gently tap with a hammer


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Svenedin

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Get under the car and gently tap with a hammer


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I tried that but no luck so I’ve given up. Tried 3 times.
 

Adam14

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Managed to find an industrial place nearby that'll do them for £60. Now to get them off and from reading this post, could be easy or hard.
 

AndyKnight

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Try alloy wheel refurb places if you are having trouble finding powder coaters.
 

Adam14

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Try alloy wheel refurb places if you are having trouble finding powder coaters.
I did...they quoted £250

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AndyKnight

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They probably didn't want the work then. My local wheel referb place charged me £40.
 

Adam14

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They probably didn't want the work then. My local wheel refer place charged me £40.
Agreed. Also quoted £150 to paint the badges

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Starry

S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:
Is there a reason why people aren’t spraying these, is the temperature hot enough to cause a problem? Being right at the end and being a slip over I would of thought it would be ok.
 
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