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Do I go for some new QS reps on eBay or have my QS reps refurbished? mine have a few kerb marks from the previous owner :x

Also, not sure if mine are re-done I'd still have the polished rim? and do these eBay ones seem too cheap at £375 for four alloys? or is that about the going rate/price...?
 

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Re-furb every day of the week.

Some reps are very questionable quality (lots also corrode quickly) , if yours are genuine and straight then get them refurbed, it will cost less and you will have a better quality wheel at the end of it.
 

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Gizmo68 said:
Re-furb every day of the week.

Some reps are very questionable quality (lots also corrode quickly) , if yours are genuine and straight then get them refurbed, it will cost less and you will have a better quality wheel at the end of it.
When they refurb them are they able to repair a scuffed rim that is polished as they are? I know if they were to be completely painted on the rim then the scuff would hide allot better.
 

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Def get them refurbed!

Polished rim shouldnt be a problem.
 

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I had a set of wheels done about 18 months ago at The Wheel Specialist, they had been kerbed by the significant other and came out looking fantastic. All 4 wheels were stripped, powder coated, balanced and re-fitted for about £390 if my memory is correct.

They also have a diamond cutting facility which may be what you need for the rim, can also do lots of custom and OEM colours.

Last time I used the Swindon branch, but they've shut since, this time I'm going to Fareham. I'm also using them for another car next week.

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

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Yes a refurb is looking like the best option then... I really still want the polished rim though - just need to find a good place that offers a fast-ish turn around service now
 

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google "the polisher"

he did mine, Powdercoated. Great service and i'm very impressed with how they came out.

Been on the car 3k now and not a single chip or anything - There genuine not reps and they we'rent the best condition when i sent them away. Now there new condition!



 

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Yes polished rim and scuffs are not a problem, if the damage is really severe then the rim can be welded,
the only issue you will have is most companies will give you very limited (if any) warranty on the polished rim as they all know it is only a matter of time until the elements gets under the lacquer and the dreaded whiteworm starts.
 

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I think original QS wheels are special (like every other bit in QS :wink:). QS specialist can confirm but I believe I was once after a genuine QS whees and front was 8" while rear was 8.5" wide. ET values were also difference in front and rear. My point being it is highly likely that this is not the case with eBay reps.
 

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nate42 said:
I think original QS wheels are special (like every other bit in QS :wink:). QS specialist can confirm but I believe I was once after a genuine QS whees and front was 8" while rear was 8.5" wide. ET values were also difference in front and rear. My point being it is highly likely that this is not the case with eBay reps.
You're right. I actually prefer the look of the reps. I don't like the more dished look on the OEM rear wheel.

I'm in the same position as the op, my qS reps need a refurb but that's likely to cost as much as a new set. If I wanted the polished rim, I would just buy new wheels. I don't want the polished lip as it's just a matter of time until whiteworm sets in. I'm going to get mine powdercoated all silver :)
 

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nate42 said:
I think original QS wheels are special (like every other bit in QS :wink:). QS specialist can confirm but I believe I was once after a genuine QS whees and front was 8" while rear was 8.5" wide. ET values were also difference in front and rear. My point being it is highly likely that this is not the case with eBay reps.
You are correct, standard QS wheels are : front 8j x 18 ET26 rear : 8.5j x 18 ET25 :p
 

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I had a little nightmare with refurbishing wheels. Some amateur on the shop put filler to few marks on the spokes, of course that flew away on the preparation for powder coating [smiley=bigcry.gif] [smiley=bigcry.gif] So when you take the wheels to refurbish make sure they weld the marks full and then file them smooth and don't use a filler. Cost me 400€ to refurbish a set of wheels that were kerbed quite badly, that included welding, filing, sand blasting and powder coating. One of the wheels needed straightening also. It was expensive and should have bought a better set but they were hard to find. Happy with the end result though...
 

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neil_audiTT said:
google "the polisher"

he did mine, Powdercoated. Great service and i'm very impressed with how they came out.

Been on the car 3k now and not a single chip or anything - There genuine not reps and they we'rent the best condition when i sent them away. Now there new condition!



Stunning job Neil....the wheel colour really suits your V6 , And what a finish. :)
"Right that all the compliments im giving out this month" far to many today.... think im going soft... [smiley=hanged.gif]

I have a cunning themed plan in the pipeline for my qs alloys. [smiley=smoking.gif]

Damien.
 
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