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Afternoon Fourm Members,

Earlier today I noticed one of the alloys has a scratch down the side, it appears the alloy paint has been scraped off, luckly their is no dents or other major scratches on the wheel.

Phoned the local repair guys and they quoted ?75 straight off (without even seeing the damage) and I'm not sure I can justfy paying ?75 for what I think might be a self repair job.

Has anybody seen this before and if so is it a ?75 pound job, or is it a self repair task?

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Cheers all

Baz
 

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baz4561 said:
Has anybody seen this before
.....I haven't , but my wife certainly has........


I would have expected more like ?50/wheel tops....
 

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If they are coming out to you, then ?75 is fair enough. It could cost you more than ?75 if you muck it up with a DIY job.
 

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baz , thats the worse case of wheelrash i,ve ever seen , worse thing is it can,t be blamed on anyone other than whoever drives the car & self harming is soul destroying ,
i scuffed my treg bumper after 3months & could,nt sleep the 1st 2 nights after, think that was ?70/?80 so i guess similar material & labour costs involved
 

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I was quoted 60 quids for each alloy, including repaint, lacquer, etc, to make them all brand new.
 

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I reckon chips away can sort that out at c.?50.....if you take the wheels somewhere to be redone then ?200 a set is ball park figure but more hassle of course.
 

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Chipsaway have sorted out similar damage for me for ?40.00 a couple of years ago.
 

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Scratch looks strange - has the wheel had a refurb/repaint previously. No lacquer or clearcoat - wouldn't have thought an OEM wheel would peel like that.

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Well, I thought the same actually - the paint looks too 'soft' to be original but then again, I thought maybe it was the pictures !
 

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Not sure about the wheels being previously refurbished;/painted it's a 57 plate with 20k on the clock so I surprised if they've need any work doing on them, although I guess never know as I've not had it from new. Perhaps the experts will be able to shed some light on it...

Couple of chaps who I work with have suggested getting it done before the weather begins to get under the lacquer. Think I'll get it done by the pros judging the costs you've all quoted it seems to be about right..

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TBH from the way the coating has peeled at the edges of the scratch I'd say they definitely have been refurbed. I have seen a similar thing on my Audi when a tyre fitter marked one of my rims. I bought the car as an Audi approved used car with just 8500 miles on the clock but Audi dealer had three of the wheels refurbished due to minor scratches. Tyre fitters hate refurbed wheels and although they try not to they can't guarantee they won't mark. The only good thing with mine is I found a colour match and touched it up easily as it was only a tiny 10mm mark on the very edge of the rim.

Nothing seems to be as good as the original coating you'll need to be extra careful with them.
 

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A few days ago I noticed paint peeling off of two of my wheels. My car was in for some warranty work so I asked the dealer if it was lacquer comeing off and to resolve but they said it was the paint from a refurbishment. I bought my car from Listers with 8k on the clock in 2010 so I sent the sales chap an email asking about what they would do. He has sent it to his sales manager.

I await their response.
 

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Easily done, unfortunately. Over the past couple of years with various different cars i have used the wheel specialist for alloy refubishment - they are without a doubt the best in the business, and have branches nation wide.

www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk

Give them a quick call or email the pictures over to them for a quote.

They will not just patch up the wheel though it will be a complete strip back to metal and start again service from them - you will be impressed

What i would say though is if you only have this one wheel repaired, the others will look older by comparison.

I had my BMW 172 alloys (19 inch) done by them a couple of months ago (same day - drive in morning out at night sparkling like new) for £60 each

Also as you say most tyre fitters wont guarantee not damaging wheels when replacing tyres - these boys do because the have the best of kit.

They can supply and fit tyres
 

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Easily done, unfortunately. Over the past couple of years with various different cars i have used the wheel specialist for alloy refubishment - they are without a doubt the best in the business, and have branches nation wide.

www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk

Give them a quick call or email the pictures over to them for a quote.

They will not just patch up the wheel though it will be a complete strip back to metal and start again service from them - you will be impressed

What i would say though is if you only have this one wheel repaired, the others will look older by comparison.

I had my BMW 172 alloys (19 inch) done by them a couple of months ago (same day - drive in morning out at night sparkling like new) for £60 each

Also as you say most tyre fitters wont guarantee not damaging wheels when replacing tyres - these boys do because the have the best of kit.

They can supply and fit tyres
Yea ive heard and read on other forums The Wheel Specialists are extremely good at what they do and pride themselves on good service and quality. £60 sounds very reasonable for a complete strip down, re-paint and build up.
 

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I have heard back from Listers over my paint peel problem and they have agreed to fund the repairs. I will take it to my local VW dealer and get the two of them to discuss it and fix.
 
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