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Alloy refurb.....

I've just been quoted 180 (if I take the car) or 150(just the wheels) to totally refurb my alloys.By total refurb I mean inside and out plus both sides and powder coat back to original (or as near as).Question is do you think this is a fair price or should I look elsewhere?
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I think thats a very fair price - im sure i paid nearly £70 just for one done a long time ago
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yeah i'd say thats a good price,i've been quoted 50 quid a wheel plus vat from a mobile bloke,and all they do is rub em down and spray em.
Also been quoted 280 quid for someone to strip em down and blast and dip them.
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I also think that's a fair price. I recently paid £176.25 at a local specialist.
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I also think that's a fair price. I recently paid 176.25 at a local specialist.
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They quoted me 160 for all four to be painted Polar White.
 
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I thought powder coat was cured at 180 centigrade, which would mean tyres off and rebalance. The coating adheres by static electric system, so no non metallic fillers in damaged areas. Unless they have some fantastic new powder paints.
Two part car paints are cured around 75 / 80 C.
Not up with new developements now.
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I thought powder coat was cured at 180 centigrade, which would mean tyres off and rebalance. The coating adheres by static electric system, so no non metallic fillers in damaged areas. Unless they have some fantastic new powder paints.
Two part car paints are cured around 75 / 80 C.
Not up with new developements now.
They're not always powder coated, nor is it necessary to powder coat them.
 
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They quoted me £160 for all four to be painted Polar White.
Yep. The price should have been £188 (which incidentally is £160 + VAT) but I got him to knock a little bit off the top end.


The tyres were removed from the wheels before refurbishing. I got them to fit new tyres instead of refitting the old ones.
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inside and out plus both sides and powder coat back to original
As I was trying to show, powder coat is unlikely on used wheels, but possible on new.
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Re: Alloy refurb.....

Seems a good price to me. Lepsons in kent remove the tyres before stripping, repairing and refurbishing the entire wheel. You obviously pay more but get a top notch job,
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Yep. The price should have been 188 (which incidentally is 160 + VAT) but I got him to knock a little bit off the top end.


The tyres were removed from the wheels before refurbishing. I got them to fit new tyres instead of refitting the old ones.
Yep - as did I hence quoting -17.5%
 
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Yep - as did I hence quoting -17.5%
The difference in price could also come down to the difference in wheel size.
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I paid £80 for two wheels mates rates with a guy I used to go to college with whose Dad has his own business. He normally charges £65 a wheel.
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Re: Alloy refurb.....

Can't comment on the price for obvious reasons, but why would you want to powder coat?

A professional outfit should:

1. Check for warping and correct
2. Repair curbing and gouges/scratches/curbing
3. Prime
4. Spray
5. Bake
6. Clearcoat
7. Bake
8. Fit tyres
9. Balance
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