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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Advice

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Can anyone recommend a good, reliable and not too expensive wheel refurbisher in and around the Midlands/Leicester/Warwickshire area.

My wheels could do with a refurb, preferable to be a one day job drop car off in morning and pick up again at night.

Already know of wheel specialist/laptab any others anybody want to recommend?

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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Advice

try prestige wheels centre in erdington, i think they can do refurbs
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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Advice

Perfection Alloys did mine, excellent job, they are mobile too and come you your house/work.

I had two done (one really bad) cost me 100 + vat the lot.

Watched him do the work top quality, knew exactly what he was doing.

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I am not in your area mate, but take time to think about 'how' you want them done. I used a trusted paint guy locally but as he deals with car body painting mainly, he rubbed the wheels down and then painted whilst the tyre was on the rim. Initial looks were great, and they still look good a year on but I always notice areas where some of the wheel circles have a sharper edge than others, and they have chipped. I know that for the same price, around 100 per wheel, specialists can shot blast the wheel, which gives a more even finish, then take care of any gouges etc. This is of course done with the tyre off. It will take longer to do but I wish I had gone down this route. As I'm a bit of a perfectionist I'm thinking about replacement wheels, although most folks wouldn't see anything wrong with the ones I've got!
 
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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Advice

good point made by the poster above, just get the tyres, valves and weights removed yourself, that way, you know theres not going to be a problem!

whats the damage on your wheels?
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one badly scraped and the rest scratched and laquer poor
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there lab tab on tyburn road they do a drive in drive out service.
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Have you used lap tab Paul?

If so what did you think
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they where fine when i took my s2k wheels in, but powdercoating a no no for the plastic centre caps im afraid.
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as above, my mate is a powder coater, he does wheels cheap but a really good job, 20 per wheel under 18s, plastic caps melt in the oven!

if theyre deep scratches, we all know that paint doesnt cover indents, so the scratches will still be there, might need buffing out!
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i know its a bit far away but i have just had some early 17" multispoke gta wheels done by the wheel restorer in wrexham absoluty fantastic job i will post his web site below.

The Wheel Restorer

a bit expensive but exellent work
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colourkit paint systems leicester, 01162765063, oven baked tyres debeaded i'm the sprayer there and we do body and paintwork for local bentley , porsche , mazda , renault etc dealers plus high end vehicles for private owners, our wheel refurbs are top quality and i even drive a gtv!!
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