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      10-11-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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Nuts - my first ding

After 2 years, I have had my first small accident. I curbed a wheel. Its not too bad but I caught it when parallel parking. Its only half an inch right on the rim but really annoying as well as embarassing.
I contacted Dick Lovett Sp*****ster in Swindon and they dont do smart repairs and advised me to contact Dick Lovett Mini dealership in Swindon. I spoke to them and they said they dont do a smart repair as in their opinion, any smart repair can be subject to risk if the wheel is cleaned using a high pressure hose.
What they do instead, is to peel back the tyre, strip the wheel, apply two coats of primer, 2 coats of base coat and then paint and laquer it for 55 + vat.
About half a day for the job.
I thought that sounded reasonable or is this a case of overkill.
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      10-11-2010, 04:26 AM   #2
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+1 for Lepsons and in Swindon too..
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I paid that price (55 + VAT) at Wheelworx. Sounds about right and that is going to be better than a smart repair. I had a smart repair done before and it lasted about a year before it started coming off.
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