Help! curbed my alloys

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  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    This morning I kind of was on another planet and scraped my Alloy at 30 MPH - it's baaaaad <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('> anyone know where I can get it fixed? also as I have a polished lip, I don't want them to paint it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     
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    just spoke to :http://www.alloywheelrefurb.co.uk/

    they say the AMG wheel is diamond cut and alot of people will take on the job and polish the rim and then laquer - but the laquer wont stay on, they are waiting to get a diamond cut and polishing machine soon but that will be a month or so. they said costs will be between 45-55 squids.

    I need my rims diamond polished!!!!
     
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    Thanks for that Guy, Had a long chat with the guy cost is gonna be 45 PLUS vat. which includes remove tyre, refurbish/poilish alloy, refit tyre and balance. (52.83 inc vat per 17' alloy)

    minimum order is 40 squid, I'll give them they alloy to see how it goes - turn around time is a fortnight :S which means it wont be ready for the UK GTG

    anyone tried these people before?
     
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    K,
    Never tried them, just had a bookmark for when it happens to me
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    Sorry to hear that Koolvin.

    No offense intended, but you are the most cautious person I know with your car, so you must be traumatised!

    Are you going to post pics of the damaged wheel???

    I'd like to see before and after refurb pics.

    The cost of the repair is very reasonable. I would like to see the result in case any of mine ever need doing.

    Have you 5 of the 17&quot; AMG's or just 4?

    What wheel are you going to run on the car whilst it is away - one of your 15&quot; AMG's?

    Don't forget to replace the spare as well - sods law says you will get a puncture.
     
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    @Graham: I am distraught!!!!! I have just 4 AMG's

    My Dad managed to Curb my other front wheel while I was Visiting friends at the Baloon festival in Bristol this weekend..

    now both front wheels are heavily damaged... I can't believe it in the 3 years I had the 15&quot; AMG's they never even got one scratch - but these 17's have had a hard time.....

    My 15&quot; AMG's kind of sold to a MBClub community member but he has to come pick them up first.

    My car is looking really tatty now - remember my alloys were second hand? one of the rear was curbed already and the fronts were only slightly damaged...

    anyway I have booked in my 17's for repair - I have never tried wheel refurbishing before and I am quite sceptical on how they are going to cope with a diamond lip(s)

    I have pictures of my wheels so I can compare them once they are finished... It will take a week for them to do as they are quite busy at the moment and I just hope they finish it in time for the BBQ.

    edit: here is one pic of the many I have - it highlights the worst of the damage!!

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    all I can say is:


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    Don't worry K,

    The same happened to me on my 19' AMG rear rim. I had it polished out whilst I was away on holiday &amp; on me return all my alloys were like new again (have only done 1,500 miles).

    Then my wife went to Tesco!!!

    N/S front rim &amp; tyre sidewall &amp; the same rear rim all the way round. I haven't even paid the bill yet. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>

    Will get the Dealer to fix them again next time the car's in.

    They charged £60 last time but as I said the job was A1.
     
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    Ooh nasty!!!!!!

    And the damage to the wheels!
     
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    That's a sign for you to save your money and upgrade to 18&quot;
    and get the LM <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    I,ve seen work done by this company, all looks excellent <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> .

    Wheel refurbishers

    They had some real &quot;dream&quot; wheels just finished, and you can have any paint effect if desired.

    They also do a same day turn around.
     
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    mine get collected in morning....
     
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    Let us know how much <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'>  or how little <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>  it cost.
    Lepsons I believe are around £150 for 4.

    But it would cost more if you had same day service.
     
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    Had my car at the Dealership today &amp; the valeter took the car to wash it &amp; KERBED MY OFF SIDE ALLOYS!!!!!!!

    I now have a full set of kerbed alloys &amp; it's not even my fault.
    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>

    Dealer has offered to have all four repaired FOC.
     
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    GUTTED or what <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>

    Did they tell you they had done it or did they wait to see if you noticed!

    I suppose if you left the dealer then noticed it you would be had pressed to prove you had not just done it yourself <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>

    How long will they need the car for?
     
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    I'm starting to think very seriously about leaving the std 16's on my SL

    everyone seems to be chewing wheels up

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (pnsji @ Aug. 14 2002,20:13)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">That's a sign for you to save your money and upgrade to 18&quot;
    and get the LM <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Nooooooooooo NOT THE LM'S!!!!!
     
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    I got the alloys back today and they look good.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ Aug. 30 2002,18:42)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I got the alloys back today and they look good.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Where did you get them done in the end ?

    I have just won my bid on ebay for a set of Mille Miglia rims and I need a whole set done now !


    Mark
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Mark300SL @ Aug. 30 2002,19:59)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">
    I got them done from the guy that guy recomended... he done a good job but the **** didn't listen to what I said - he did diamond cut the lip but then he laquered it -

    My alloys had the laquer taken off at the lip and were 'mirrror' polished which meant I had to polish the lip every week - but it looked fab!!!!


    see pic below (rear unlaquered lip)

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    anyway - when I questioned him he said thats how they came from the factory and I was like - I wanted them how they were not how they came from factory.... damm him!!! anyway I will take them else where to get the lips mirror polished now that they alloys are refurbished already.

    I might take them here : http://www.nbizz.com/alloywheelrefurbishers.co.uk/

    Mark : the guy I got them from was good cause he collected and delivered (even though i waited 2 weeks) and was reasonably cheap! maybee we should go together and get a discount?
     

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