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Morning All,

Managed to kerb the near side front alloy yesterday. Avoided the humongous pothole but clipped the kerb - 4 of the spokes on the Suzuka alloy are now scraped.

Has anyone had theirs repaired and would recommend anyone? Ideally in Herts?

Any tips/ advice/ costs appreciated. Only had the R Line two months. Gutted!
 

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Sorry to hear about your wheel scrape. Trouble with these wheels is that they have a machined finish on the face and rim, which seems to leave them very vulnerable to corrosion also.
Normally the only answer is to have them diamond cut and re laquered which is more pricey than a simple fill and repaint.
 

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Thanks andyw, I thought they might be more expensive than the norm!

I'm guessing they can't do the repair in situ at my home so will need to take the Tig to the repairer.
 

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GeordieGadgee said:
Morning All,

Managed to kerb the near side front alloy yesterday. Avoided the humongous pothole but clipped the kerb - 4 of the spokes on the Suzuka alloy are now scraped.

Has anyone had theirs repaired and would recommend anyone? Ideally in Herts?

Any tips/ advice/ costs appreciated. Only had the R Line two months. Gutted!
If I remember I think one of the guys did this , he ended up going to Liverpool and had it re done for around £200 I think, and was told it can only be done once!! But he said it was a good job done :D
 

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FTT said:
GeordieGadgee said:
Morning All,

Managed to kerb the near side front alloy yesterday. Avoided the humongous pothole but clipped the kerb - 4 of the spokes on the Suzuka alloy are now scraped.

Has anyone had theirs repaired and would recommend anyone? Ideally in Herts?

Any tips/ advice/ costs appreciated. Only had the R Line two months. Gutted!
If I remember I think one of the guys did this , he ended up going to Liverpool and had it re done for around £200 I think, and was told it can only be done once!! But he said it was a good job done :D
Yes it can only be done once.
 

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This is the post about the repair in Liverpool
harveyabo said:
I have just kerbed my NSF alloy. My r line DSG is 3 months old. I had taken out Inchcape alloy insurance but their nominated repairer said it needed a specialist skim or replacement. Unfortunately i discovered that Inchcape only covers up to £150 to replace. A new 20" costs £950!!!. The guy in the spares department said he had never seen a VW alloy so expensive. However have found a specialist in Liverpool who has skimmed it and has done an excellent job. Relaquered etc. He has all the equipment required. Just like new. Cost £95 + VAT which insurance will cover. It does make you extra careful. He gave me some tips. Don't let hand car washes spray the alloy cleaner they use on the wheels. It is too acidic for diamond cuts. An occasional rub over with WD40 helps keep them in good condition. He did say he thought fitting diamond cut alloys on a 4x4 off-road was crazy. Any off roading was bound to cause damage. He also mentioned that he doubted if they could be skimmed more than once due to the design.
 

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After crying I would buy a new OEM wheel.
Repairs are never 100% especially if you know its bern there.
They also come with issues diwn the line and can be very costly on its own.

I personally if you can take the hit and buy a new one. You will be happier also.

Sean
 

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Thanks Sean. It's a company car so not too fussed about getting it back to 100% but it's only 2 months into a 4 year lease so need to stop corrosion if nothing else!

May go with repair now and new wheel at a later date if issues occur or repair looks horrendous!

Any one know if any reputable Herts-based outfits?
 

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Prawn82 said:
After crying I would buy a new OEM wheel.
Repairs are never 100% especially if you know its bern there.
They also come with issues diwn the line and can be very costly on its own.

I personally if you can take the hit and buy a new one. You will be happier also.

Sean
Someone on here posted a new alloy is over £900. Unless it's badly damaged I'd get it repaired.
 

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Thanks again tig16. They look like a good option, cheers. £105 + vat seems fair enough.
 

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I've been told the Patagonia wheels on the SE / SE Nav are diamond cut and therefore can only be repaired once, whereas the Kingston wheels are not diamond cut and can be repaired.

Can anyone advise?

I really prefer the look of the Patagonia wheels, but I am considering changing to the Kingston's for the reason above.
 
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