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I pressure washed my front wheels on Saturday, and this happened. There had been patches of this around the old wheel weight site (dark patch) but a load more flaked off when the water hit it.

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Is it best to have this done at an alloy wheel refurbishment place (are there any places?), or can I do something about this myself? All comments and recommendations gratefully received....

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I would take them to a proper wheel furb place, you will get a much better result it you do.

Doesn't cost too much and you can also get the rims sorted and any dents etc fixed.

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I would take them to a proper wheel furb place, you will get a much better result it you do.

Doesn't cost too much and you can also get the rims sorted and any dents etc fixed.

Hilly

I've just read through Shane's post in the restoration room where he did his wheels, and I think you are right. 15 hours per wheel...thats 32 hours for both of the fronts. Thats a chunk of time I can spend doing other stuff....

Yellow pages here I come.

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Mine looked the same at one stage...

I had a go polishing them myself and the results ain't bad...

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Took me a while, and quite a few beers / rim, but sad git that I am, it was sort of enjoyable :)

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I had mine done by a company called BJV engerneering. That was to have then sorted and diamond cut back to speck and then painted with the gold centers.

Cost all in was about

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Thanks for the 'Heads Up' on BJV both :)

Bl**dy hell - good prices - cheaper than I thought - and not far from my neck of the woods...

Suspect I may have to avail myself of the Drive In service sometime in the future...

Looks like they do bike wheels as well :)

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Thanks for the 'Heads Up' on BJV both :)

Bl**dy hell - good prices - cheaper than I thought - and not far from my neck of the woods...

Two recommendations

Those prices are great. I've been comparing the local boy racer stuff available and BJV are much lower. Its still cheaper for me to make two trips down the M1 with all 4 wheels at that price :)

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This company is very good, but a bit of a trek for you. http://www.jppolishing.co.uk

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I had a set of damaged alloys that I simply ran over to a machine shop and had them turned on the lathe to remove a few thou off the surface to remove the damage, and then run some emery over them to make them ready for polishing.. cost me

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But what about the bolt holes?

On my S2 wheels, the alloy is quite soft and the holes seem to have been opened larger by some over tightening in the past. Instead of a nice round counter-sunk edge, the holes are taking on a hex shape!

I was told once that you can have steel inserts put in, but I haven't found anywhere yet that does this. All of the wheel referb places I've tried all said the same thing, they couldn't do anything with them, they would only fix curbing, polish and paint. I'm guessing I've got to take them to a metal worker first.

Any info appreciated

Cheers

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