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Wheel refurb done wrong???

Buxton2901 Jul 5, 2018

  1. Gnasher

    Gnasher Registered User

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    Ah - no worries. The last thing I wanted is for you to be disadvantaged from them trying to wriggle out of it. If you're happy with the outcome, that's all that matters really - just make sure you pick a good colour lol
     
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  3. Buxton2901

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    Satin black !!! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. Gnasher

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    The one thing I'd say is try and keep a bit of contrast between the wheels and the car - I do like that dark satin.
     
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  5. X3man

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    a very very good point, I must remember to do this next time :whistle2: In my defence, I never take pics of my dinner lol
     
  6. Buxton2901

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    Here we go. The finished article. Doesnt look great as the wheels and the car are now dirty. Will look better when clean and calipers are going red also[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  7. Daveyonthemove

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    Wheels look nice and suit the car, I'm glad you didn't go for bronze.
    Don't do the calipers red though. There isn't any other red bits on the car to tie in the colours.
    Try a dark grey to contrast the alloys and tie in to the car's paintwork. IMO.
     
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  8. Buxton2901

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    Well would you ****** believe it one of the wheels has kurbbed itself. Mrs been driving the car all week and said she's not been near any kurbs. We've only had the car back 5 days...... 5 ****** days and it's ruined already. I wonder why I bother I really do [​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. Scotty75

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    Feel your pain there mate

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  10. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Reckon you could repair it yourself with a bit of time and care

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  11. Buxton2901

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    How would I go about that mate?
    Bit of fine sandpaper and some satin black paint?


    Would cost me 70quid for them to powder coat it again

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  13. Daveyonthemove

    Daveyonthemove Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Just put up with it and carry a sharpie in the car that closely matches the colour.
    No point in re-doing them every 5 days, you'll be bankrupt.
     
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  14. Gnasher

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    Whatever you do, get it done quick - although it's dry at the moment, it'll still start to corrode, so seal it up quick. Best (cheapest) bet is a matching paint touch up pen.
     
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  15. Tj 0785

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    If the misses is going to be driving it get some of them plastic rim protectors,Get red to match your calipers when/if you paint them or black so they don’t stand out
     
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  16. Evil Derboy

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    Have considered having them dual coated to maintain the diamond cut effect? I did this on my M6. They basically powder coat the wheel one colour then mask it up and do it again in the other colour.

    If you check the pic below it look like the wheel is diamond cut but it isn’t. I also wanted this so that if I kerbed one it was be a simple refurb and a more durable finish.
     

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  17. X3man

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    Oh no mate, nightmare. Must be the semi autonomy system taking over and kerbing the alloy ‍♂️
     
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    Think they are called gators
     
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  20. SteveMcB

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    Shouldn't really laugh but the exact same thing happened to me, except my wife admitted responsibility! Freshly powder coated gloss black alloys lasted 2 days, I used fine sandpaper and some airfix enamel as a 'temporary' repair, that was 2 years ago and I haven't had them fixed yet.

    When it's due tyres I'm going to get them redone in satin.
     
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  21. Buxton2901

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    I've bought a satin black touch up pen from Halfords so we'll see how it ends up looking.

    Cheers lads

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  22. Evil Derboy

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    Sorry I must have skipped a page when browsing this last night. Didn't realise they'd already been done. look good!
     
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