Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

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Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Zed-dan » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 17:56

I know there aren't many on here from down the "Valleys" area, but I've just put my 78's in to be refurbished.

Quoted a whopping £140! including acid dip, sand blasting, undercoat, bake and clearcoat.

The company is a straight up powder coater originally and now they refurb wheels as a sideline. I will be posting before and after shots once I get them back on Friday next week :D
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Gazza » Sat 11 Apr, 2015 11:20

I hope that isn't £140 each wheel :)
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Vic-Z3 » Sun 12 Apr, 2015 20:00

£35.00 a wheel don't sound to bad.......... :)
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Zed-dan » Fri 17 Apr, 2015 16:26

All done! I am so chuffed its unbelievable.
Here's the before...

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And NOW...

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For £35 a wheel! :squeeze:
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by siwilson » Fri 17 Apr, 2015 17:34

Nice job and colour. I do see a slight issue though. They have painted the mating surface that goes against the hub and the seats for the bolts. Ideally you want these clear of paint like they were originally. The paint between wheel and hub can lead to wheel wobble and pain on the bolt seats can cause the bolt to loosen. Your refurb guy may say this is OK, but there is a reason they were not painted there to begin with.
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Southernboy » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 07:41

A block of wood and some fine paper will take it off without too much effort... I think the main reason why it wasn't OEM painted is the heat generated in braking might turn the paint into glue, or worse still cause a fire if it got really hot as under racing conditions. :wink:
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 19:46

they look good... whats the official name for the colour?
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Dino D » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 20:50

Look forward to seeing it on the car!

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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Brian H » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 21:18

Nice job Zed Dan, great choice, mine are just like this :)

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Post by Vic-Z3 » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 21:13

Side pictures on car required asap .................................. please ...... :) :thumb:
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Zed-dan » Thu 14 May, 2015 16:14

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A recent drive to Brecon...



and the new wheels :P

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Spacers for those back wheels next...
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Squick » Wed 30 Sep, 2015 16:07

They look great Dan!

Could you pass on the company details?

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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by Robz3sport » Wed 30 Sep, 2015 17:15

I like them.....a lot

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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 01:39

awesome Job Dan looks like you pretty close to me Brynmwar abertillery area here you still active on the forum and still got the Z3.... ?

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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 22:26

Which company was this? was it £35 per wheel?
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by mrscalex » Sun 03 Jul, 2016 17:56

I'm not sure how active zed-dan is on the forums at the moment. But I asked him this question myself a while back and I hope he won't mind me sharing the answer on his behalf.

http://www.ppspowdercoating.co.uk/index.html

They actually advertise on their web site from £20 per wheel!

I did email an enquiry but they never replied. If anyone talks to them or does business with them I'd be very interested to know. I'd like to try them myself although I'm not clear if such a company would repair any kerbing/scuffs/damage or just powder coat what they receive?
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Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Post by mrscalex » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 07:56

If you're in South Wales this guy in Swansea has got a big reputation and following.

http://www.alloyrefurb.net/Pages/default.aspx

If you google him you'll see lots of very positive comments.

He'd certainly do a full refurb. I'm not convinced with these powder coaters they do any more than strip and paint. At £35 per wheel I'd love to be proved wrong!

From the little I've seen mentioned of APS's prices he would be nearer £60-£70 per wheel. But I still think that's okay for a top quality refurb.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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