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ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by mattg34 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:37 pm

:newbie: Hi does anyone know where i can get my Scala alloys refurbed, preferably cheap!!! I would like them back to standard if possible which i belive is a diamond cut finish? Any help would be brilliant. Thanks All.


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by ianaudia4 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:29 am

Where are you based?

These Avus alloys will not be cheap to refurbish as there is two processes to complete.


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by mattg34 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:33 am

Hi Thanks for getting back to me on this. Im based in Tamworth staffs. I have been given a quote by someone at work of about £70 per wheel so far.


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Post by ianaudia4 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:36 am

£70, sounds about the same I was quoted.


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by mattg34 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:02 am

it does sound a lot but im keen to get her back to how she used to look so im tempted!! I don't suppose you have any idea about temp gauge and fuel gauges not working??? thanks.


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by DT1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:31 am

I know you said cheap but if you are thinking about a £70 per wheel refurb I'd be tempted to buy new, maybe €100 each (~£85-90) and most colours are available.



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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by Jay4424 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:09 pm

i got mine done for £50 a wheel, but that was 4 years ago now? ...maybe 3!

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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by fonzooorooo » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:31 pm

I did a set DIY... Takes a while though!

Remove all old finish.
Flat/fill/prime
Hammerite (silver)
Then hand painted the coloured area (did mine black) 2 coats of plasticote.

Alternatively, you could apply the "colour" all over, then rotate the wheel whilst aplying abraisive, then lacquer over.

They're the 2 cheapest ways - otherwise, a silver refurb and again, hand paint the colour.



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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by mattg34 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:30 am

thanks for all the advice guys i'll see what kind of deal i can get from the guy at work that did me mk2 golf ones otherwise it down to the advice of fonzerooo and a bit of hard graft and dIY!!!


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by lewp91 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:13 am

im in coventry, i know a guy who will do anywheel any colour for £40 including small repairs and he does a perfect finish every time..
i will ask him about the flat faces on the snowflakes and see if he can do that too in the price?
tamworth isnt far from coventry! :P

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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:02 pm

The silver on the Avus wheels is not painted, it is polished, the colour inserts are though, hence the expense!


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by lewp91 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:23 pm

i understand that, dont see why a sander on w/d couldnt get the machine cut finish looking good?



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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:42 pm

Back in the early 90's I had an early GTX with Avus wheels, I tried cleaning them up with a sander and various other tools but I was ner happy with the end result, I thought they looked crap! I ended up taking them to an alloy wheel specialists for a "proper" job.

That said, if you have the time and patience then give it a whirl, you could end up making a few quid out of it if the results are good!


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by mattg34 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:29 pm

thanks for the update guys. lew if you could keep me posted on that price that would be cool. I've gotta sort the rest of the car first so the wheels will be the last thing done. thanks mate.


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Re: ALLOY WHEEL REFERB

Post by alscoob » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:40 am

I know its a bit of a late post but you could try these guys they quoted me £51+vat each if Laquered, if not then £71+vat, sound odd but is to do with the type of diamond cut required? http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/