Curbed my alloy to death

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by KillerHERTZ, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Gutted!

    Attempted a U-turn in one tonight only to curb the hell out of my front alloy. :wallbash:

    The rear 2 have got major lacquer corrsion, how much on average would I be looking at to make them look decent again? (17" AMG style II)
     

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    Depends on where you go, what kind of finish you want (all painted or with the machined lip - if there's enough metal left etc?)

    Anywhere from £40-70+ a wheel I'd guess.

    Sorry to hear of that, some pretty heavy kerb rash going on :(

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    Dont need them looking mint, so im guessing anything from £40+.

    Sounded like a plane crashing, the kerb has a large gash in it aswell.
     
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    Looks worse than it is. I'd be more concerned about the knackered brake discs ;).
     
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    Yeah, on the last legs - they make a great screeching noise, will get them changed soon. :D
     
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    That's not to bad, my wife can do that in one trip to Waitrose! stats007 can vouch for that.
     
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    Whoever invented alloy wheels and low profile tyres should be strung up!
     
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    BJV, to be found at BJV Engineering - Alloy Wheel Refurbishing

    Quoted me £45 a corner for my 17" AMGs, my 15" Golf (actually Corrado) wheels were £35 a corner and a very good job, which you can almost see here:

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    BJV wouldn't be my first port of call - their work has featured on here previously.
     
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    Gridlock Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Fair dos, can only call them as I see them.
     
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    I've had no problems with BJV -- three jobs done well.
     
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    Unlucky!

    I managed to keep mine pristine for 6 months then managed to ding both rears in the space of 3 days!
     
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    I think you can get just the edge done on th wheel and not the wheel.
    Best to enquire.
     
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    Looks worse than it is because the grazes push the metal to the side giving ridges , making the graze look deeper than they are.

    I would think anywhere around £40 ish +
     
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    You can but it's a bit of a false economy. You may as well bite the bullit and get a complete refurb for around £65 per wheel. Geniune AMGs should be looked after!
     
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