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    Wheels on the Vec are knackered. Looks like they've been refurbed with a rattle can. Went to the local bodyshop today who have a good reputation to see how much I'd be looking at. He said they'd have to be chemically dipped first because of the **** old paint. Was looking at £150 per corner. I think not.

    Now if I was to purchase a few cans of Nitromoors, would I be able to strip the paint from the wheel without removing the tyres? If so I'll strip them, take them to the body shop and get them done for £60 per corner because they don't need dipping.

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    IMO for £60 a corner the bodyshop should be stripping off the old paint if it's so **** (and therefore so easy to remove).

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    You'd honestly be better stripping all the paint on the rim, so removing the tyres would be essential. Do it right, do it once.
    Instead of a chemical dip you should be able to find someone to sand blast them, and then get them refurbed and sprayed.

    Got a quote for my Snowies, going to cost me $900 for sandblasting, refurb and respray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    IMO for £60 a corner the bodyshop should be stripping off the old paint if it's so **** (and therefore so easy to remove).
    That's what I thought. £150 seemed rather steep.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vectra_C_Chris View Post
    You'd honestly be better stripping all the paint on the rim, so removing the tyres would be essential. Do it right, do it once.
    Instead of a chemical dip you should be able to find someone to sand blast them, and then get them refurbed and sprayed.

    Got a quote for my Snowies, going to cost me $900 for sandblasting, refurb and respray.
    I'll look into that. Problem is the car is used every day of the week so getting the tyres off and stripped is a bit of a problem. I might pick rims up from Ebay one at a time. Seems cheaper.

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    At that money you could probably buy a good set s/h ready to bolt on in the same design I would have thought?

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    As derek said or consider sand blasting and getting the tyres off and doing the job properly is a must. Otherwise youll be in the same position this time next year.

    Or buy a cheap set of steels to keep you on the road whilst you get the snowies fixed!

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    I had a set of 17's and had them reformed. The place took the tyres off. Chemical dipped and sand blasted them. They they powder coated them. Put the tyres back on. Balanced and all in a day for £250. Fantastic job as well. I had them done at The Wheel Specialist in Garforth Leeds but they have franchises in a few places. Loads of choices of colours as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrushton View Post
    I had a set of 17's and had them reformed. The place took the tyres off. Chemical dipped and sand blasted them. They they powder coated them. Put the tyres back on. Balanced and all in a day for £250. Fantastic job as well. I had them done at The Wheel Specialist in Garforth Leeds but they have franchises in a few places. Loads of choices of colours as well.
    That sounds very interesting! I'll have a look and see where the closest one is.
    Last edited by cont1204; 18th October 2010 at 20:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrushton View Post
    I had a set of 17's and had them reformed. The place took the tyres off. Chemical dipped and sand blasted them. They they powder coated them. Put the tyres back on. Balanced and all in a day for £250. Fantastic job as well. I had them done at The Wheel Specialist in Garforth Leeds but they have franchises in a few places. Loads of choices of colours as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by cont1204 View Post
    That sounds very interesting! What was the name of the company? Can PM me if you'd rather not say it on the open forum.
    the hint was in the post

    http://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/


    and nitormorse and tyres do not mix - one single spill on the tyre ( a small pin head) would cause a weakness that could potentially lead to a blow out

    get the tyres off and have the wheels dipped OR sand blasted ... should need both
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    cool just looked at their website and they have a place only a couple of miles from me.. was looking to get mine done at some point..

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