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Author Topic: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit  (Read 3769 times)

Offline M2RTY

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17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
« on: January 28, 2011, 10:47:02 pm »
I have a 500 abarth, 6 months old and my lass has kerbed a wheel. They are the 17" ones witg like 5 circles in them, dark in the centres with a plastic cap

Having to get it refurbished, but stuck trying to find someone to do it. Its only on the outer edge. I think they are diamond cut or not? I am based in Darlington, noth east

Ps - new to the forums, I'm a BMW driver, but my lass drives the abarth, Honk if you see it about lol!

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    Offline John501

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 11:17:23 pm »
    They are diamond cut Martyn and they are a bugger to refurbish :thumbd:
    Have a word with some local companies if not they are £290 +vat each to replace  :thumbd:
    BTW, I'm originally from Darlington as well :wave:
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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 11:23:45 pm »
    Prestine alloys (?) in MK will do it for 63 quid inc couriers, quite a bit better then 300+ouch! Cheers, im not lucky enough to escape yet!

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 11:28:18 pm »
    Hi Martyn,

    Soon as I saw "my lass" I thought you must be in my part of the world. Try SEM at Sunderland (0191 548 0617). Longest established in the area. I don't know if they offer a diamond cut service but if they don't, google Prestige Wheels in Derbyshire.

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 12:10:37 am »
    Cheers, where abouts are you? She works in hartlepool at the moment and then back to boro in a few months

    Ill give them a try, cheers

    Ps - supprised she managed 6 months without kerbing them, knackered the gear knob after miles, smashed the passenger mirror and drove into a bollard in a car park lol

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011, 07:22:34 am »
    Hi Martyn,
    I'm in Newcastle (used to work in Darlington years ago, just off North Road).

    I'm counting the days until my wife kerbs the wheels on her car  :'( so let me know where you end up getting yours done.

    I forgot about Pristine. I have a Chrysler myself and they have big issues with wheels corroding. I've had one set on my car under warranty but some people have had two or three sets. I'm pretty sure it was Pristine that Chrysler used to sort out the problem as they are both based in MK.

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 06:09:57 pm »
    Hi Martin,

    There is a guy in Garforth that is supposed to be good.

    The Wheel specialist
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    Telephone 0113 287 3005 / 0845 465 4867

    Not used myself, but comes highly recommended

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 04:05:57 pm »
    I have a Chrysler myself and they have big issues with wheels corroding. I've had one set on my car under warranty but some people have had two or three sets. I'm pretty sure it was Pristine that Chrysler used to sort out the problem as they are both based in MK.

    Hi Chris,

    I take it you have a 300C as well then?, we're on set number 4 and the centre beside the wheel nuts are starting to corrode again. Looks like this next set is the last one we'll be able to get out of them though!

    I think the deal with Pristine fell through as it was going to cost Chrysler too much.

    I need to get my petal alloys repaired too so any info would be welcome!

    Cheers

    Keith

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 04:53:24 pm »
    I use Wheel Repair Centre in Preston. They always do a great job. They recently refurbed my Esseesse wheels. £60 per wheel including repairs and whatever finish you want. They also collect and return the wheels for £25.
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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #9 on: January 30, 2011, 08:33:56 pm »
    Hi Chris,

    I take it you have a 300C as well then?, we're on set number 4 and the centre beside the wheel nuts are starting to corrode again. Looks like this next set is the last one we'll be able to get out of them though!

    I think the deal with Pristine fell through as it was going to cost Chrysler too much.

    I need to get my petal alloys repaired too so any info would be welcome!

    Cheers

    Keith

    Hi Keith, yes I run a 300C. Only one set of wheels, fitted about 18 months ago. The cars out of warranty now but they're still holding out with only a couple of small areas of corrosion.

    I'll be interested to hear how Martyn gets on with his wheels as well.

    Chris.

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    Re: 17" alloy wheel referb?... Kerbed a bit
    « Reply #10 on: January 30, 2011, 09:19:25 pm »
    There is a guy in Garforth that is supposed to be good.

    The Wheel specialist

    I can confirm this company is really good. I had four Grande Punto 17" alloys powdercoated gloss black for £260 and it was a fantastic finish. Would use them again.

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