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      07-05-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Alloys Repaired

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Can anyone recommend an alloy wheel repairer in the High Wycombe area as I have kerbed an alloy

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Hi All

Can anyone recommend an alloy wheel repairer in the High Wycombe area as I have kerbed an alloy

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Head over to Pristine Wheels in Milton Keynes. They are brilliant - as good as Lepsons. They don't just fill and local paint a wheel, they strip it back, turn it on a lathe, powder coat or paint, oven bake, then lacquer. And not expensive at all.

http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/
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Thanks for the reply E92 Fan. Appreciated at this late hour.

Was looking at WAFIKS comments about repairing yourself. As the damage is only minor ( 3 inches long and not too deep)(sounds a bit rude) I was thinking about using an airbrush and a BMW repair kit.

I appreciate that its not as good as a full wheel off machine re-furb but I really have not got the time to go to Milton Keynes and have 2 wheels re-done.

I know I can do a good job for around 40 for both wheels and kind of fancy the challenge. Especially after spraying my chrome kidney surrounds gloss black.

Is this false economy do you think?
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Thanks for the reply E92 Fan. Appreciated at this late hour.

Was looking at WAFIKS comments about repairing yourself. As the damage is only minor ( 3 inches long and not too deep)(sounds a bit rude) I was thinking about using an airbrush and a BMW repair kit.

I appreciate that its not as good as a full wheel off machine re-furb but I really have not got the time to go to Milton Keynes and have 2 wheels re-done.

I know I can do a good job for around 40 for both wheels and kind of fancy the challenge. Especially after spraying my chrome kidney surrounds gloss black.

Is this false economy do you think?
No I don't think this is necessarily false economy - after all, 40 is not a huge amount, and if you really do screw it up you've still got the option of going to Pristine! Incidentally, Pristine do a collection service...!

The only problem with touchups on wheels is that come the winter and the harsher conditions, with road salt and spray etc, you'll most likely find that the touched-up area starts eroding away and you're left with the original kerb rash. The fact is that the repaint and thin lacquer coat you'll put on won't be durable enough to last the more severe weather we get in the winter.

Personally, I'd just get the wheels refurbed properly the first time round, then there isn't the issue of having to get it done again later on. Of course, that does assume you don't kerb them again!!!
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I used http://www.wickedwheels.co.uk

I live in Windsor so not a million miles from you, they did a good job for 60. Took 2 hours for one wheel outside my house ! I agree with E92Fan that his recommendation will be a better job but I would of kerbed my wheels again before anything erodes away !
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Have decided to repair myself with a repair kit and airbrush as reccomended by WAFIK.

Its not a difficult job and I quite fancy the challange.

If the worse comes to the worse I will get them professionally done, however I know my work will be excellent and no one will ever know one they have had a few coats of wax and porboys wheel sealer.

Probably tempting fate now
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