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#48382
Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hey guys, long time no see! Well, the wedding has happened, the honeymoon is over and it's back to reality!

I was thinking I'd like to get my alloys refurbed and maybe even get them painted to match the body colour (maybe), does anyone have any good experiences or recommend any decent places for this? I don't mind if I have to pay a little extra if it's for quality work, any thoughts?

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#48388
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 62
Cozzy90 recommended to me sanding down the original 15 inch alloys on my MR2 with wet and dry paper and buffing them up with autosol.

I have to say the results were really impressive and cost me a grand total of about 50 euro (along with a lot of elbow grease). A refurb would have cost me many times that.
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#48389
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
That doens't sound like a bad idea, the only thing is saadly the previous owner kerbed up the wheels pretty good and I want to get that sorted and sa I said was also considering getting them painted the same colour as the body!
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#48391
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 327
Welcome back to the fold, Eringobragh got his wheels refurbed, not cheap but excellent job done on them.
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#48393
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Cool, I'll ask him about it so

+karma for you
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#48398
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 217
give it a go yourself .... look in the how twos on here for a thread by me
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Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 106
Spanky wrote:
give it a go yourself .... look in the how twos on here for a thread by me

Sent you a PM...FYI I got mine done by wheelwizards.ie in Finglas

Check out Spankys guide alright...mine were too far gone to even comtemplate doing myself!
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Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 80
corkmr2 wrote:
Cozzy90 recommended to me sanding down the original 15 inch alloys on my MR2 with wet and dry paper and buffing them up with autosol.

I have to say the results were really impressive and cost me a grand total of about 50 euro (along with a lot of elbow grease). A refurb would have cost me many times that.

glad they turned out well kc for doing it urself
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#48482
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 12
Maybe give this stuff a try

www.fastcar.co.uk/2012/07/11/foliatec-spray-film-review/

I bought some myself but havent got round to using it

I think someone on here used similar stuff called plastidip with good results-think it was Dshamrock.
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Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 80
cleancar.ie does the plasti dip now so shouldnt take long to arrive
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Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago  

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fantastic job, it's like I have new wheels! Couldn't recommend wheelwizards.ie enough :)
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#49407
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 154
Nice work SleepMethod, they look great!
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#49413
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 106
Excellent job again....Wheelwizards are right on the price for quality and finish...fair play
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#49414
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 284
They look great, Can I ask how much and what exactly they did etc?
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#49415
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 106
dshamrock2000 wrote:
They look great, Can I ask how much and what exactly they did etc?

I dealt with them first hand as well:

Basically it costs about €320 for 4 wheels (up to 17")...that includes tyres off, stripped, 3 stage powder coat, tyres on and balancing..

They come highly recommended and are passionate about what they do
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#49417
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
yeah, was €324 and worth every cent!

As far as I know they put the alloys in an acid bath to take of the old laquer and pain, sand off the damage and fill in any chips, paint it, back on the paint, and laquer it and bake on the laquer ad rebalance the wheels

The guys there are great, very friendly and helpful and as you can see did a great job at a great price
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#50583
Re: Alloy Refurb 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 4
For anyone in the North i can recommend Marron Alloy, got my 17" rims stripped, chips filled in and powder coated for 250 quid.
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