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Wheel restoration

PostPost by: pauljones » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:02 pm

I just got a quote for a restoration of one plus 2 alloy wheel. ?125 plus vat.
Thats just to burn of the old paint, "because blasting wont get it all off. We do hundreds of old wheels each year for the classic boys"
And a respray in silver.

No checking for warping or anything other than a burn and paint.

Seems a bit much to me, not much cheaper than a new one.

Edit to add Paul Matty is ?150 plus vat for a new one. No brainer for ?25 extra.
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 pm

I paid 50 a wheel for acid dip. Powder coat and diamond cut...plus inner tubes and tyres... but free fitting :)
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PostPost by: pauljones » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:25 pm

Thats about what i was thinking, maybe its the South Hampshire Tax i forgot about.
Was that recent?
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm

Local place in Lincolnshire advertises ?50 - ?60 per wheel to strip and refurbish, price depends a bit on wheel size and spoke pattern. Haven?t used them myself but know people who have. Looks like they heard the words classic car and are taking the mickey. Diamond cutting will be more and not all wheel refurbishers can offer this.
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:19 pm

In Hull I was quoted ?350 for repaint and polish for 4 rims [ but rims delivered with no tyres]
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:49 pm

Hi Paul,
Why don't you give Silver Wheels a call in Ferndown? Not so far away from you. They did a complete refurb on one of my wifes Audi TT wheels for ?84. ( cheaper if I had all four done). The wheel looks brand new.
My plus 2 alloys are looking a bid jaded now, so when I raise the cash I will ask them for a quote on all five wheels. (no affiliation you understand)
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PostPost by: pauljones » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks Jeff.

I guess then your not that far from that neck o woods.
I will take a look, used to live not far from there, ill look them up.

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PostPost by: pauljones » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:40 am

Silver wheels.
Almost 300 the four but only one colour.
125 plus vat to match/diamond cut each wheel.
This could be an expensive restoration
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