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tee-bee

Rs3 rims curbed!

Hi,

Any ideas if it's worth repairing the diamond cut alloys?

Read that after a year or so.. the lacquer can fade leaving lumps on the rims...

This true? or am I better off power-coating the entire Audi 19" rotor to a different colour?

Can anyone share their experiences please...
derdle

I have diamond cut alloys on my Golf. They looked really rough where the lacquer had come off and the alloy had that powdery corrosion in various places.
Had mine completely refurbed and now look decent again.
tee-bee

derdle wrote:
I have diamond cut alloys on my Golf. They looked really rough where the lacquer had come off and the alloy had that powdery corrosion in various places.
Had mine completely refurbed and now look decent again.


Who did you use? on both accounts?

Am I better off having the rims power-coated and painted ?

http://www.wheelrefurbishing.com/

They seem highly recommended.. but would like someone's actual options of them..

Can anyone also recommend them:

http://www.scuffremoversltd.co.uk/

Thanks
coullstar

If the lacquer has lifted and you get it repaired there is a good chance that they will just go back again.
derdle

I used a company local to me:
http://www.alloy-wheel-refurbs.com/
I know I have a pic of "before" but can't find an "after" at the moment - could go to take a photo though.

All four were bad and so I had all four done - but powder coated rather than diamond cut again. If you want to do just the one and have it diamond cut so it matches the other three then you'll probably have to use someone like Pristine Wheels at Milton Keynes
http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/
derdle

Here is a close up before refurb...



And here is an after...

GrantF

tee-bee wrote:
derdle wrote:
I have diamond cut alloys on my Golf. They looked really rough where the lacquer had come off and the alloy had that powdery corrosion in various places.
Had mine completely refurbed and now look decent again.


Who did you use? on both accounts?

Am I better off having the rims power-coated and painted ?

http://www.wheelrefurbishing.com

They seem highly recommended.. but would like someone's actual options of them..

Can anyone also recommend them:

http://www.scuffremoversltd.co.uk/

Thanks


I can vouch or www.wheelrefurbishing.com , as they did all 4 of my Boxster S split rim wheels about 6 years ago, and they came back perfect, just like the factory finish, with the polished and lacquered outer rim.

Here's an picture of that style of wheel.
http://www.wheelrefurbishing.com/images/split/porsche1lg.jpg
quattrokid

IF the rim laquer has only lasted a year I'd be taking them back to the dealer assuming its on a new car....
derdle

Rich - the OP kerbed the rim .. doubt that'll be covered by Audi.
quattrokid

Ah! ok    fair point.
monkey76

Just powder coat em.
Rich5259

derdle wrote:
Rich - the OP kerbed the rim .. doubt that'll be covered by Audi.


Rule 41 applies? http://audisrs.com/about19990.htm...0&postorder=asc&start=138
ruxy

^Good to see a quotation from the bible
tee-bee

monkey76 wrote:
Just powder coat em.


What colour?
quattrokid

Rich5259 wrote:
derdle wrote:
Rich - the OP kerbed the rim .. doubt that'll be covered by Audi.


Rule 41 applies? http://audisrs.com/about19990.htm...0&postorder=asc&start=138


   there is some good rules in there  
doodlebug

These rims are a ball ache because of the square edge, if you curb you end up with a nice chamfer.  You do not want this filled, it'll fall out.

I'd go Lepsons, they will weld then machine back.  The downside is the proper job will cost, at least 100 a corner.

I can recommend Exelwheels (just had my RS6 rims done in Titanium) who will take you're wheels away get them done and then refit.  They'll provide a set of loaners in the meantime.
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