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MERC AMG WHEEL DAMAGE

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by paulynorf, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. paulynorf

    paulynorf Active Member

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    Your Mercedes:
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    All,
    I'm worried about the constant scratches appearing on my C350 CDI wheels. My wife is pretty clumsy with parking near curbs and the wheels are starting to look damaged.
    I've been told by Mercedes that they will nee dto be re-dipped and then sandblasted to get them back to their original condition.
    My question is this. Do I really have to go through that expensive process to get them looking less marked/scratched? With some alloys you can have them filled and painted by companies such as Chips Away. Doe sanyone have any idea? £150 per wheel to do it the Mercedes way!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'll take teh sarcastic responses on the chin too!

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    If the wheels are the clear lacquer finish, then chips away can do nothing and the average wheel firm sends them to specialist to be re done, it is a very different process to just powder coating.

    I had some 20 AMGs on my 216 and the actual rim sticks out further than the tyre protector, absolutely stupid for £5k wheels, the may be OK in countries like Sweden and Germany where kerbs are few and far between, or at least have the face at 45º

    The actual finish on these wheels is diamond cut, that is the face is cut with a diamond cutter that leaves a mirror finish and there is no other way of removing the damage without re cutting the whole face, if you sand off the marks, clear 2 pack will look dull and odd
     
  4. Chrishazle

    Chrishazle Senior Member

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    Have a look at the website of Rimtec refurbs in Meopham, Kent. They recently did a full strip, bead blast, powder coat, paint and lacquer on the 16" wheels on my 968 - and they look brand new. Cost for 4 rims up to 18", including removal/refit of the tyres, is not a lot more than your quoted "per wheel" (prices are on the website)!! Down our neck of the woods folk normally recommend Lepsons (Gillingham), but I reckon Rimtec are just as good and a heck of a lot cheaper!
     
  5. Fleetwood

    Fleetwood Senior Member

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    Try spit and polish over in Kent (www.spitandpolish.co.uk )

    The done a set of 20 year old wheels for one of my other cars, diamond cut edge, when I collected them they were better than new !

    I'm sending my AMG wheels to them later this month
     
  6. Benzworx

    Benzworx Senior Member

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    We charge £270 to refurb 4 wheels and do them for the local stealer too
     

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