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Alloy repair recommendations

  • 07-09-2021 10:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 17,524 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus

    Hi folks, Mrs Cyrus caught a kerb today trying to avoid someone who took a corner on the wrong side of the road.

    Its a 20" diamond cut wheel from an Audi etron.

    We only have one car so if its to be repaired i either need someone to call to the house or someone who can repair within 2-3 hours while i wait.

    Any recommendations?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ zg3409

    Many companies will loan you a temporary wheel. They need to remove tyre, grind and paint etc. Where in the country are you?

    Also it might be worth waiting until she has kerbed it 2 or 3 times more before refurbing. It's about 100 per corner for proper job.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,524 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus

    Hi sorry always forget to add that, i am in Dublin (southside), collins engineering in bray are probably the closest.

    In fairness she is almost as careful as me, we have had this from new about 14 months now and there wasnt a mark until today so i dont expect multiple kerbings (touch wood!)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,538 ✭✭✭ Leonard Hofstadter

    Wheel Wizards will lend you a set of wheels if they have something suitable for your car

  • Registered Users Posts: 49,834 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    You won't get a proper refurbish job done in 2 to 3 hours or from someone calling to your house on a diamond cut rim imo. There is more work and skill involved in refurbishing a diamond cut rim which is both time consuming and needs specific machinery. No personal experience but the likes of Wheel Wizard or Rim Solutions in Dublin seem to have got high praise on here in the past.

  • Registered Users Posts: 93 ✭✭ Glen Immal

    I second the wheel wizards recommendation.

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 16,977 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III

    Rim Solutions moonlight as proctologists.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ zg3409 are based in Bray and may offer temporary wheels.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,524 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus

    For anyone interested i got a quote from wefixalloywheels / collins eng in bray, €180.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭ traco

    I used Rim Solutions for 5 diamond cut 19" Staggered AMG alloys. They were really bad and came back looking amazing. Definitely longer than and week and a lot more than 100 per wheel but the work was quality. The reflections and machining male it really hard to get a picture of them. I'd use them again at the price.

    Before and after pics with my poor camera skills. Sorry - new rubbish site doesn't seem to want to embed the flickr images so best I can do is a link. So much for progress

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,109 ✭✭✭ JoeA3

    As said, that's not a job for a fella with a rattle can on your driveway. Its a fairly specialist job and there wasn't even many doing it until recent years. Whole wheel has to be stripped, cut back on a specialist lathe and re-lacquered.

    But if you weren't mad fussy you could make it look a lot better than it is now, DIY, with some very fine sandpaper to clean it up and smooth it down and then little touch up with lacquer. The lacquer is important, as once water/salt/grit gets at that over the winter it could start looking a lot worse (google "alloy whiteworm")

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