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Refurb vs replacements

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Capra, May 29, 2018.

  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    To get these finished it's going to costs around £450-£500 to do, so I was thinking would it be worth replacing them for 2nd hand ones with tyres. I currently have 17", so could look at 18" with the same design? I suppose the concern would be make sure that the second hand ones are not damaged.
    I'm in no rush as I was not going to get the refurb done for a while and all four tyres are brand new.
     
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    Should be around £250-300 for a powdercoat, no more that £75 a wheel

    The problem with secondhand wheels is they could also need a refurb and you don't know if they have been / are damaged
     
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    I think my quote was £80+VAT for paint and £100+ VAT for diamond cut.
     
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    Seems steep, Diamond cut is a waste of time, grey powdercoat would look superb.

    My mate owns a wheel shop and it is around £75 a wheel for a full refurb
     
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    Ah ok, yes, I would go for the pain/powder coat as they look nice as well. Would that price be inclusive of VAT? I've also read that fitting 18" can firm up the ride, and I live in Gloucestershire which is the capital of pot holes.
     
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    That is VAT inclusive

    I have 18" and my mother has 17" on her W204 and there is little difference in the ride
     
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    Just had
     
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    It is an easy way of doing it, no fuss and drive in, drive out. The price includes fitting and balancing so a fair price
     
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    I have found a mobile chap that can refurb and paint the wheels. He has a pain booth in the back of his van. The cost will be £200. Does that price sound too cheap, if I wanted diamond cut then that would be £320.
     
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    Pain booth sounds interesting !
     
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    Agree, I would be surprised if a mobile chap could do a diamond cut refurb ?
     
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    Just corrected, well spotted :D
     
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    Yep, I am not convinced, plus he is really vague in FB chat.
     
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    I'll use the company that at least has a proper paint room.
     
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    I asked if the wheels would be removed as part of this process and the response was "No We popped the bead of the tires back".
     
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    Painting is a waste of time and money. When I bought mine the dealer said they would re-furb the wheels. What they actually did was had them dressed and painted. Three months later I was getting them powder coated because the paint had peeled off, so don't waste time and money, just get them powder coated. :)
     
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