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    Looking into getting my snowies refurbed can any one recommend any where within reasonable travelling distance of Bristol. I have seen the mobile chaps that come and do them at your home but a little concerned about the type of job you would get from the back of a van.

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    the likes if wheel worx and wicked wheels - which are van based repairs are very very good and potentially the cheapest option - especially if they compelte the work "out of hours"

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    I had mine done by a supposedly reputable company that does a mobile service and they didn't look good. The surface damage (stone chips and very light scrapes) was gone but the paint finish didn't stand up to inspection. Perhaps I just chose a dud company.

    If the finish had been better, I would have stuck at that, but they didn't look good so I reluctantly got them re-done at http://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/ and they now look better that they did new! Because I wanted to keep the original metallic finish, I got 3 coats of paint - the standard flat, then the metallic, then lacquer so they look great and hopefully I won't get any problems with corrosion for a long time. They're really easy to clean too - dirt just washes off with normal car shampoo, so no need for alloy wheel cleaner at all.

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    my wheels are booked in at wheelspecialist 5th feb. The examples they had on site looked great.

    Previously had mine done at total wheel works, but within 4-5 months the powder coating looked appauling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-v2.2 View Post
    my wheels are booked in at wheelspecialist 5th feb. The examples they had on site looked great.

    Previously had mine done at total wheel works, but within 4-5 months the powder coating looked appauling.
    I hope they look good when done. I was pleased with mine.

    They give a 1 year guarantee so you take them back if anything relating to the workmanship or materials goes wrong with them in that time.

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    just had a quote back from them saying £400 does this seem right to you,as it seems a bit high to me thats for for 19" snowies kept to original spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topgun View Post
    just had a quote back from them saying £400 does this seem right to you,as it seems a bit high to me thats for for 19" snowies kept to original spec.
    You can get a standard quote for wheels up to and including 17" from The Wheel Specialist website but anything over that requires a custom quote, so I don't know how much they charge for larger wheels as mine are standard 17" ones.

    That doesn't sound bad if it's for a proper full refurbishment on 4 19" wheels. Perhaps you could get a quote from The Wheel Specialist and see how it compares?

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    Had mine refurbed by the wheel specialist in Brum about 12 months ago. They did a great job and to this day the wheels still look like new, even after the last few weeks of commuting 140 miles a day on salted roads. They've opened a branch in South Wales now so only about an hour drive for you. Cost me £287 all in.

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68500

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    Quote Originally Posted by topgun View Post
    just had a quote back from them saying £400 does this seem right to you,as it seems a bit high to me thats for for 19" snowies kept to original spec.
    Would have thought if you were paying £400 for a refurb you might as well sell your snowies for £600 and buy a spanking set for £1000...

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    they currently have an offer on of 20% offer, but i think it was limited spaces.

    My 19" VXR with discount come to around £290, thats powder coated in anthracite

    Normal price is £365 they said

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