Alloy wheel refurb.? You need to know this!

Cooper

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Here in Tasmania it costs $300 per wheel, that's right.... 150 pounds PER WHEEL!
 

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I thought I would treat Zelda to a refurb on her Alpina alloys. They only had a few small minor blisters and a couple of minor scratches, so I contacted a well known mobile wwheel refurbishing company. After describing the problem and sending them a photo they said they were happy to carry out the work and gave me a price. I phoned and arranged a morning appointment for them to carry out the work, On the day, about 11.30 I got a text from the operative to say he had to do a refurb in Ipswich, but would text when he was leaving to come to me .Come mid afternoon and still no word I phoned the company and was told that the guy's gun had broken. When I said why didn't he let me know he wasn't coming they said he was only 18. They said he would call again the same day the following week, first job, around 9.00am. I asked if being so young was he experienced in refurbing. They said he was very good. One week later at 10.00am, no show again:mad:. I phoned their office, no answer so I left a message. I phoned the operative, no answer, so left a message to call me. I eventually got through to their office at about 3pm and was promised a callback by the person managing the work. Nothing for 1 hour, so I phoned again and the said person answered the call. I asked why I had no reply to my texts and calls they could not give any satisfactory reply. I said I was very disappointed and annoyed about it all. After a pause they said, "We don't do any refurbs on Z3 wheels because they will be in such a poor condition due to their age." When I said I had sent an email with a description and a photograph she just said again, "We don't do Z3 wheels." I hung up!

I then contacted Simon at Alloy Wheel Services and made an appointment for him to do the work. He arrived on time and did a nice refurb. He took away the caps to refurb them at his premises and dropped them off 2 days later. Result, satisfactory all round, and cheaper than the first company I contacted.

Cheers,

Bonzo
Sounds like they have done you a favour by messing you around.
 

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That company doesn't deserve to be in business - after the second slip up I would have been looking elsewhere - you were very patient!:banghead:
 

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After much research I decided to follow @Paul Rice and get my wheels done at Danum for £190. I looked at Metal Magic in Barnsley and AP tyres in Rotherham, but taking into account reviews and travel costs, I think Danum is the right choice. I pick them up on Monday!
 

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After much research I decided to follow @Paul Rice and get my wheels done at Danum for £190. I looked at Metal Magic in Barnsley and AP tyres in Rotherham, but taking into account reviews and travel costs, I think Danum is the right choice. I pick them up on Monday!
Look forward to the results.
 

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OK style 78 wheels now bought and refurbished, new tyres all round and brand new oem centre caps.

Have to say Danum Powder Coating in Doncaster have done an amazing job. Best refurb I have seen and really nice guys to deal with. Thanks @Paul Rice for that recommendation.

For any else in Doncaster, Harworth Tyres is a newish business run by a great guy called Patrick. He supplied and fitted the tyres. I can highly recommend him to anyone in the area.

Pictures attached. I am chuffed.
 

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Robert Wiles,

A bit off topic, but how did you paint your calipers?
Did mine in situ 6 years ago. Cleaned off with calliper cleaning spray, then wire brush and white spirit wipe. Hand painted using Halfords Caliper paint - bit fiddly doing the backs. Still look Ok with wheels on but need to do them again.

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Robert Wiles

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They look great, but given the fabulous shade you've painted the car, I reckon you're right regarding the colour. What colour will you do them?
 
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