Repairing Alloy Wheels is it worth it.

Discussion in 'Yellow Pages' started by AndrewH63, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Can anyone recommend a place in/near Watford that restores scuffed alloy wheels. Also in terms of trading in a car is it worth spending the money getting the alloys done?
     
  2. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    For a trade in I wouldn't bother, it;s expected. For a private sale having shiny wheels can show the purchasers that you've looked after your car.

    Watching with interest as the meistermobile was assaulted by a kerb a while ago.
     
  3. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    You. Should be able to find a mobile person to do it, probably around £60/£70 each
     
  4. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    That's helpful. £140 might be worth it. Must be me, never remember clattering plastic hub caps. The alloys seem to attract the kerb. Tried to blame the missus, pointing out she always moved the wing mirrors to suit her oerculiar driving technique. But that failed because as she correctly remembered i told her to park at least half a foot from the kerb when parallel parking (" to make sure she did not whack the wheels)
     
  5. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    Whether its worth to depends on what car you have. Something flash and you'll retain value. A cooking Focus or Renault, perhaps not so much.

    I use these guys (as my wife can't park) and they are the nuts. They're in Flaunden, nr Hemel. They do good work and most of the Woffud car dealers use them too. http://www.wheelrefurbishing.co.uk/?doing_wp_cron=1555965838.7886860370635986328125

    About 75-80 quid a wheel or all four off for 300ish if you leave your car with them for a day or two.

    They are an old school local family business.

    In Watford itself, in Imperial Way, used by some the the local custom wrap guys is MMAK, in Imperial Way. They seem to do good work. They're run by a Bulgarian family who used to be in West Hampstead. Do lots of Lambos and Audis. Seem decent. Dunno their costs. They're opposite the car shops the Supercars Of London guy is always doing his exhausts and tuning with. MMAK are in the WFC Business Club and do hospitality packages at The Vic if that's important to you?
     
  6. samuihorn

    samuihorn Academy Graduate

    I had mine done by Max Powder in Apsley, opposite Sainsbury’s. Very good work, £320 for all four.
     
  7. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Many thanks for all the feedback. Very useful, and valuable in deciding what we want to do with the car.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Anyone have experience of repairing a hairline scratch in paintwork? The missus's new car has a very faint scratch, possibly from cleaning. There is no damage to the paint below, so it's just in the lacquer or whatever covers it.

    If it was my ageing car I wouldn't care, but she's not happy with it. I can see there are lots of products, but I'm not sure I trust them.
     
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    If it's just lacquer and light then I recommend Autoglym polish. The one with the red label. Sorted out the previous meistermobile where someone decided to park next door put a box on the roof of my car whilst they were getting out and then drag it across rather than lifting it.

    F***ers. Would also recommend their car shampoo. get a few microfible cloths from Sainsburys and when you wash them don't use any fabric softener.
    Avoid sponges like the plague.

    The new meistermobile was furnished with the manufacturers special paintwork and cloth coating. Was well worth it as it seems to be rock hard, not a paint chip in sight and dirt just washes off. Was recommended to be by a mate that used to work in the trade. Said it was the only bolt on he'd ever specify.
     
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  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yeah but how do you see out of it?

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  11. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Never use a car cover. Unless they are indoors the wind makes them move about and they'll end up scratching the paintwork. The neigbour has one and it flaps about ant night - bloody annoying.

    The meistermobile has some sort of ceramic coating applied to it and the cloth interior has a scotchguard type stuff.
     
  12. The GhostMobile was 1 year old when I bought it for less than 50% of RRP. It is now 10 years old, I've put 90,000 miles on it and nothing has gone wrong and I washed it for the first time in 2 years last month. (The good people at Cardoc in Harrow wash and valet it when it goes in for its annual service / MOT).

    Just saying.
     
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    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

     
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