I've decided that it's high time I got the wheels re-conditioned on my +2 130s. It's used every day, does around 13000 miles a year, and the wear and tear has taken it's toll on the laqer and finish of the wheels. Anyone got any idea where I can get this done? Will any decent wheel/stripping co be able to do it? (as I've found that a radiator re-core was a damn sight cheaper when done by a 'normal' radiator company etc)..
The other option of course is to get some brand new ones from Paul Matty - which I assume are replicas, but what the heck - they look very smart...
All opinions and ideas welcome,
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If they are ok then true them up and get them powder coated at one of many places, if not get them welded before the cracks get worse.
I could recommend a place that could do it all for you but they are up in Yorkshire!
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If your wheels are bent or broken then you will have to look elsewhere.
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As the lacquer on the alloys always seems to break down and crack or peel, can anyone see a problem with gently rubbing down the metal bits with 600 grade to remove it all and then polishing the bare metal sections when necessary with Autosol and folded newspaper?
I believe the Paul Matty wheels are about ?100 each. If I can get mine reconditioned for ?30 a unit that's what I'll do.
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