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Question Alloy corrections

How do I solve alloy these issues on my alloys? See attached. In case you can't see the images, the issues are:

1. broken Mercedes logo on the centre of the alloy
2. flakes of dry paint removed from corrections made to the alloy.
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I would say that it would be a good idea to take them (the car) to a reputable wheel refurbishment company, not a mobile. Ask for their opinion and remedies. It will cost around 80-100 per wheel for a good refurbishment.
Centre cap easy replacement. If you do the above I am sure they will look like new...
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I can highly recommend Platinum Alloys in Swindon.
They really know their stuff and do an excellent job.
https://platinumalloys.com/

I have no connection with the company - only good service.
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I'm looking for DIY solutions to start off with, before going professional. At the moment I can't justify 80-100 a wheel
@Windinmyhair - thanks for the referral, I'll keep them in mind.
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I'm looking for DIY solutions to start off with, before going professional. At the moment I can't justify 80-100 a wheel
@Windinmyhair - thanks for the referral, I'll keep them in mind.
In that case Wurth are good for OEM colour and clear coat quality rattle cans.

Basically lots of rubbing down and patience in building up layers of paint and lacquer.
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In that case Wurth are good for OEM colour and clear coat quality rattle cans.

Basically lots of rubbing down and patience in building up layers of paint and lacquer.
I sense this going to involve lots of planning. Thanks.
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Maybe price up replacements. (ebay etc).
Either swap for yours and fix them, or the other way around.

Then sell the worst set on ebay to balance the books.


Then you do not have to rush the work and stay on the road.

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Maybe price up replacements. (ebay etc).
Either swap for yours and fix them, or the other way around.

Then sell the worst set on ebay to balance the books.


Then you do not have to rush the work and stay on the road.
Good idea. I can offset the cost then. Thanks.
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I'm looking for DIY solutions to start off with, before going professional. At the moment I can't justify 80-100 a wheel
@Windinmyhair - thanks for the referral, I'll keep them in mind.
dmd Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Bristol | Call 07818 228519


30/wheel plain silver. Don't waste your time and patience with rattle cans.

New set of centres on Fleabay - 15
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30/wheel plain silver. Don't waste your time and patience with rattle cans.

New set of centres on Fleabay - 15
Awesome thanks for the find. I'd rather leave these tasks for the experienced.
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