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To laquer or not

Post by alscoob » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:51 am

Speaking to companies about refurb on my Avus wheels some advise not to laquer the diamond cut faces & other say they would, any thoughts?

The cars not an every day car and generally not used in the winter but I'm looking for the best protection and want the finish to last.
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Re: To laquer or not

Post by ghost123uk » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:37 pm

IMHO, if you want it to last and not worried about show quality finish, lacquer them.
On the other hand if you want the full on bling then don't lacquer them, but then you will need to polish them fairly often or the corrosion will set in.

Have you decided whether to have a pro job or a DIY ?

If DIY without experience, I personally would not lacquer, you can keep getting them shiner each time you polish them (with Solvol Autosol). You can always lacquer them at a later date. Once lacquered you are stuck with whatever finish you got.


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by mark1gls » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:07 pm

Just out of interest what sort of price are you getting quoted?

I have some white ones which need to be done and would be nice to know how much I need to save..

VW did originally laquer the wheels when they where new.

GCP (chubnut9999) are selling new ones, they do have a couple of colours

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-MK1-C ... 3a6d8b86ef


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by alscoob » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:22 am

Thanks guys, thinking I might get them laquered just to protect them as much as poss & make the cleaning easier!

Prestine quoted £51 +vat if they are laquered & £71 +vat each if polished, they will collect & return.

Wicked wheels just quoted £65+vat each including collection & return, if I send tyres with the wheels they will fit & balance FOC.

Noticed the new ones for sale, pity they are not the anthricite colour :ire: would have saved me a job !



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Re: To laquer or not

Post by ghost123uk » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:51 am

alscoob wrote:Noticed the new ones for sale, pity they are not the anthricite colour
Aye, I have been looking for some similar for "her" GTII, (currently on steelie's)
I have emailed him to let me know if he has / can get the anthracite version :)
They are a good price for the genuine article :)


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:04 pm

I checked VW Classic parts site for these Avus wheels a few months ago and they were available fot a very reasonable price. Take a look, part number 321 601 025H, colour code for black (V7U) Dolomite grey


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by alscoob » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:05 am

ianaudia4 wrote:I checked VW Classic parts site for these Avus wheels a few months ago and they were available fot a very reasonable price. Take a look, part number 321 601 025H, colour code for black (V7U) Dolomite grey
The part No. is for the steel wheel at 49 euro the avis is 100 euro and only in all black with polished lip at he mo....



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Post by ianaudia4 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:16 pm

I took that number off Dr Dubs site. Just checked Vagcat and 171 601 025H is for the Avus alloys.
I think 100 euros is not bad for a genuine VW wheel, quality and original.


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by Ryan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:09 pm

ianaudia4 wrote:I think 100 euros is not bad for a genuine VW wheel, quality and original.
Then sell your old ones on and it's an even better deal


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by ianaudia4 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:57 pm

I cant afford to sell my Alpine white Avus alloys!


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by WayneMK1 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:58 pm

Can you still get the Avus wheels then? (couldn't find them on Classic parts with either part numbers)
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Re: To laquer or not

Post by DT1 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:22 pm

Under Fahrwerk>Felgen

The choice of wheels seems to change.

Guess they make batches.



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Re: To laquer or not

Post by WayneMK1 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:53 pm

yep found them, Thanks


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Re: To laquer or not

Post by alscoob » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:25 am

Well decided to have the wheels laquered in the refurb process and having got them back all I can say is WOW!! they are absolutely amazing :vcool:

They were done by Prestine .. http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/ and the service was superb, they collected the wheels and returned in a week highly recommend these guys... all 4 done for £244.80 all in.

Picture below of before & after.....


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:vcool: The shine is that high that the flash makes it hard to photo !!



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Re: To laquer or not

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:06 pm

Nice 8-)


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