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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

I saw on Gumtree last week someone selling a set of steelies with 4 good winter tyres on them for about £150 I think...probably would have had them had they been closer. Given the paint bubbling already apparent on my wheels I'd say they'll be in some state when we get through the winter!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Yeah I know what you mean mate. It's obviously a quiet time of year for them with people thinking about waiting til Spring so it's good marketing to put an offer out now. Seems too good to turn down anyway, especially given that their reputable as well.

Can't seem to find a reputable and reasonable refurb company over here at all. There's a few people who offer their services, but just not sure about the quality. The one place I have heard that comes highly recommended were looking £115 plus VAT per corner last year to refurb my Mondeo 18s!

The extra £20 might be worth it when you see some of their more sophisticated finishes in the flesh, suppose you won't decide 100% til then. EIther way, I'm pretty envious as I'd love mine refurbed!


At that rate you'd be cheaper driving/ferrying over to Glasgow, handing the car in for £200 and spending the day Christmas shopping. Probably cheaper all in!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

Haha, I know mate! To be fair, I think that was for the diamond cut finish which was standard, but still, I wasn't for paying it anyway!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

rangy 004.JPG A tip with these guys get a quote and wait they always seem to come back with offers within a week or two if you dont go for the first quote not ripping you they just want your business had my range rover alloys done by them three years ago still like new today

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

ooh, what are they 19/20"? they would fit on the Focus!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

20" i,ll throw the wheels in free if you buy the rest lol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

ha ha, to the OP:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item337e47716a

like you said, sadly nothing near you.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

I'm gonna take some "before" pictures of all 4 wheels tomorrow morning, just so we can see the comparison in two weeks time.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

ha ha, to the OP:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item337e47716a

like you said, sadly nothing near you.


Couldn't be much further from me!

Yeah, it's a waiting game really. And I'm just bored of waiting. No doubt there'll be a lovely set of Ghia alloys fresh off a 20k miles car 3 streets away from me within minutes of me handing over £200 for the refurb. Such is the law of Sod.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

So, just a few days before refurb day on Friday. Here's the before pictures...

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As you can see they're a bit of a mess. Car was mint when I bought it apart from these wheels. Seems there's been a few bumps and scrapes which have chipped some of the lacquer away, and then water has gotten in behind the lacquer and given it that awful bubbled/flaky/white/corroded look in places.

At the moment I'm probably leaning towards gun metal since everybody seems to love it so much! Although I'll see what other sophisticated finishes they have and they say it's only an extra £5 per wheel to go for them if I want.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

Looking forward to seeing the results.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

And the results are in... here's a night shot preview. Get better ones during the day at some point over the weekend. Although light is a scarce resource up here at any time of day.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

OOOh shiny!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

Think gun metal looks the best

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Gun Metal looks the biz, what would be nice now is to spary the calipers red :) ;)

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