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Alloy refurbishment cost?

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by alz2605, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    Had 2 quotes to get the alloys refurbed. The lowest was £225 & the highest was £290. Both quotes included sandblasting & dipping.

    Is the lower quote good value or about average? The garage has good reviews & feedback online plus they showed me some of the work they were doing today.
     
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  2. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I've seen adverts for around sixty to seventy quid a wheel.
    Copen wheels are only painted inside the spokes. The large front face of the wheels is polished and then lacquered alloy. That is a more expensive finish though.
     
  3. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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    I had one wheel refurbished last year (I hit the kerb while parking :-(() it cost £70. If they are the original copen wheels - and you want the original finish - they need to be diamond cut. Not every where does this. I had quotes of £50/£60 a wheel to sand and paint them but as DaG said the diamond cutting was more.
     
  4. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    Round our way it's about £65 per wheel. Diamond cut was about £10 extra I think. No where I tried would give a garantee on diamond cut as they say 1 stone chip etc and the lacquer fails and it starts corroding again. So I went with what they called 'black chrome' finish and had the spoke surfaces silver then fading darker into the recesses.
     

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  5. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    So £55 per wheel is reasonable for a standard refurb? Just didn't want to pay over the odds or be taken for a mug
     
  6. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    Our local place is £169 for 4 wheels inc tyre fitting and valves and wheel balancing. Up to 18" alloys.
     
  7. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    Then that's a bloody good price but the cost of driving up to Scotland & back wouldn't make it good value for me.

    Drove to Loch Lomond once! Took bloody forever! Great holiday though but strangely don't remember the drive back.
     
  8. Number6

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    I once drove my Vauxhall Vectra to Dundee, bare foot, whilst gorging on Toblerone
     
  9. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    Lol! Ok then...?
     
  10. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    That's a terrible thing to admit..........................you drove a Vauxhall vectra. :D
     
  11. dsb

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    I spent a night in Glasgow once - worst month of my life ever.
     
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