Alloy damage - repair or new?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by alexpez, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. alexpez

    alexpez Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Whilst avoiding a 7.5tonne box van on a building site this morning, I did this to one of my Himalayan Grey 16 spoke 19inch alloy. I've just received a quote from Merc of £569.05 to get it replaced, and they've said over the phone that they wouldn't advise a repair on this car (although they have yet to see it).

    Is something like this generally repaired? It was a low speed chip, so not much in the way of force going into the wheel (wouldn't have thought its cracked). If so, could anyone recommend somewhere around Cardiff?
     

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    DrFeelgood MB Enthusiast

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    Maybe they included a new tyre in their quote?

    Your location made me laugh, I feel like I have moved in sometimes when passing through.
     
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    The wheel looks like it will repair easily enough - the damage looks like a gouge rather than a hard 'bang' which could've cracked it, but obviously I wasn't there! A good wheel restorer should be able to check for cracks using dye.

    The tyre looks shot though, assuming that's an actual split under the 'Continental' logo.

    Pete
     
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  4. Sambo

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    Looks easily repairable to me.
     
  5. Benzowner

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    As others have said, the wheel looks repairable, but the tyre not so good.
     
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    DSB SL AMG MB Enthusiast

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    Stealer quote £569 for a small alloy chip, yep sounds about right:thumb:

    I would expect any competent alloy wheel specialist could repair...not sure about your tyre.


     

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