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Has anyone had Atheo alloys refurbed?

It looks to me that it might be difficult to match the finish.

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Put a call into the Luxury sales team at Heritage Bristol. They mentioned to me when I was going through the sales process that it's difficult to find people to do it because of the finish, but they had tracked down a company (somewhere near Birmingham I think) that will do it.
 

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It depends on how badly damaged they are as to what needs to be done. I damaged my Phaeton wheels and I repaired those, but it is a time consuming job. Getting the correct colour is a major issue I managed to mix a collection of paints to get near the right colour. I think the manufacturer of the right paint is Wurth.


I think when replacing the tyres it may worth considering getting a tyre with a 'chine' on the tyre. This is a raised band round the tyre which holds the wheel away from the kerb.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I will put a call into Luxury support for the tel. number, as it will be someone else who will be paying for the damage :angry2: but thats another story.

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Post the results, please. I just had an incident getting into a ridiculously tight car park. Only the one wheel scraped, but still pissed off.....
 

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Mine where refurbed when i got the treg

very good job

by VW Nott,s

Will try and find out who did them

Down side was the car was on axle stands for a couple of days
 

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There's a chap in Swansea comes highly recommended for his work on alloys in general......if you have no luck elsewhere I can see if I can get some details...
 

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can they do Atheos though? There are many alloy wheel repairers, but most won't touch Atheos because of the finish
 

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Thanks again for the replies, however I am now getting them replaced under warranty due to slight bubbling
corrosion towards the inside of the spokes.

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Dubya said:
however I am now getting them replaced under warranty due to slight bubbling
corrosion towards the inside of the spokes.

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:clap: :clap: good spot!!
 

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That's good news - I've been talking to my dealer about exactly the same thing, but didn't want to post until I knew the outcome.

Now I know your news, no reason for them not to do it for me too!

Do yours look like my photo below? All four wheels seem to be effected...
 

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Yes, that pic shows the same corrosion.

I did have to point it out to the warranty guy though


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you'll find these types of claims are readibly accepted by the manufacturers - since they aren't assembly defects, then VW can just replace the parts and bill the supplier.
 

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Hi, just an update. VW have replacedd all 4 alloys & the dealer fitted some new Michelins as well.


note to Mods - it might be better to put this thread in the Bugs section.

Ta

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Dubya said:
Hi, just an update. VW have replacedd all 4 alloys & the dealer
That is excellent news. Will keep an eye out and check my alloys from time to time.

Very worthwile to read about these issues on the forum.

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So....how much salty water did you have to use.................????

Any recipe recomendations......???

 

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Just heard from my dealer that they expect to process my claim in the next 48 hours. They don't see a problem with getting the new wheels sorted.
 

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Well, nearly a month on and still no news from VW on my new wheels.

VERY disappointing and not doing my views on Motorworld Kidlington any good....
 
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