wheel refurb

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  1. dts_boy

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    So my alloys have seen better days and am thinking of getting them re-furbished.
    VW Scirocco with 19in rims (silver) on a white car.
    VW sub this out and will cost £267 for all 4x wheels or I can go to a "specialist" Alloy Wheel repair and refurbishment in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire. and pay £280.
    If I go with VW they have said any issues and I can bring it back to them but they can't warranty the work as such. Diamond Wheels say they offer a 1 year warranty and its a more in depth process.

    There is nothing in the price so question is would you go with dealer or the specialist?
    Next question is, if I go with specialist they can change colour of alloy for the same cost - am tempted to go gloss black, what do you think on a white car?
    Sorry for so many questions but I need to book some warranty work so kind of want to get it all done at same time!
     
  2. un1eash

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    Black wheels can look lost on cars, I prefer smoked/dark grey wheels. It depends on the process as to who I'd go with, some people do a real bodge of a job. I recently paid £300 to get my 18" BMW wheels done, the guy is a perfectionist and doesn't use any filler. If a wheel needs any repair he welds new metal on, my wheels were a mess from BMW "refurbing" them.

    I went from silver to Ferric Gray which is a OEM BMW colour.

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  3. paulyoung666

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    I think I would be going for a gunmetal finish / dark silver nickel colour ....
     
  4. dts_boy

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    I think that I won't be going with the VW guy then - they can't really tell me their process whereas Diamond Wheels weld in metal and hand finish as needed. Just a choice of colour now - I don't want it to look non-standard so may just leave as the standard silver, worried about affecting trade-in values etc and don't mind the silver anyway!
     
  5. un1eash

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    Wheel colour wont affect trade in unless you decided on something like Pink.
     
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    So pink's out then?!
    Maybe not but gonna have a think about colour - struggling to make decision without seeing what it will look like on car
     
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    Its tough, I googled a lot of images but even then its hard to tell without seeing them in real life, that's why I went with a BMW colour as i'd seen a few around with the same colour.
     
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    Couple of sciroccos around me (just sold mine) with black wheels and tbh I don't think they look very good. Dark grey/silver would be much better imo. Be interested to see before and after photos if you get chance.
     
  10. paulyoung666

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    Just seen a white one with black wheels , I liked the look of it ...
     
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    Will report back once I have decided - when I book it in I think it will be a chat and quick decision to save any more time wondering!
     
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    If it has to be black wheels then they have to be gloss and kept clean or as previously stated they blend with the tyre as they get dirty and the shine of the alloy fades with the brake dust.
     

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