General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


Show original post
Nick.
Nick. avatar

3343 posts since 11/9/09

20 Sep 2014 23:40
Cool
EVERS
EVERS avatar

8354 posts since 2/7/06

21 Sep 2014 20:24
how much to refurb alloys on 4x4?
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

21 Sep 2014 20:31
25 a corner.
inversesquare
inversesquare avatar

6255 posts since 7/6/08

21 Sep 2014 20:37
^ Half an edge a corner
Ruben
Ruben avatar

10657 posts since 2/7/03

21 Sep 2014 20:39
Sounds decent. My mates firm charge around 50, more for bigger rims
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

21 Sep 2014 20:42
Thats what the man dem charged me and my wheels are a decent size. Not sure if they travel to far out my manor doe.
Ruben
Ruben avatar

10657 posts since 2/7/03

21 Sep 2014 20:46
This is the full monty, might be more comprehensive

1. The vehicle is professionally lifted and secured. The wheels are removed and tyres marked, to assure they go back on the vehicle in the same position.
2. Tyres are removed and the wheels are chemically stripped to remove the existing finish.
3. Wheels are then blasted to remove any remaining debris or corrosion, providing adhesion for the new finish.
4. Wheels are then checked for damage, straightened, machined and filled where required before being prepared for painting.
5. Wheels are then preheated to remove gassing and powder coated into a highly durable primer and then cured in the oven.
6. Wheels are rolled out of our bespoke oven and hang to cool.
7. Wheels are then painted to the colour the customer requires, using water based products.
8. Wheels have powder acrylic lacquer applied, which gives them a deep shine and lustre. This lacquer also provides an extremely hard protective coating from road salts, break dust and anything else the road can throw at it. This is then cured in the oven.
9. Once the wheels have cooled the tyres are refitted and balanced.
10. Wheels are then replaced onto the vehicle and torqued up to the recommended setting.
Vazza
Vazza avatar

3904 posts since 30/9/06

21 Sep 2014 20:50
Depends what type of finish they are as well…diamond cut finish will cost £80-90 per corner if 19" alloys for example.
EVERS
EVERS avatar

8354 posts since 2/7/06

21 Sep 2014 20:50
thanks for info, don't want them painted, just get the scuffs off, etc
figurine
figurine avatar

4031 posts since 14/5/07

5 Oct 2014 15:33
Ive overfilled the oil on my car by a couple of mm on the dipstick. Will it be OK or is there something easy I can do to sort it?
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

5 Oct 2014 15:34
Sleep well tonight.
figurine
figurine avatar

4031 posts since 14/5/07

5 Oct 2014 15:52
Cool
toocan
toocan avatar

494 posts since 7/11/07

7 Oct 2014 10:59
Picked up a 993 at the weekend, needs a bit of work (few dings) but mechanically it pulls like a train


Kadafi39
Kadafi39 avatar

584 posts since 30/10/09

7 Oct 2014 11:10
Looks lovely, nice colour too.
deuce
deuce avatar

12627 posts since 21/1/08

posted 7 Oct 2014 11:46, edited 7 Oct 2014 11:46
didnt get the memo, porsches are out, Z3s are in
(very cool btw)
blackham
blackham avatar

822 posts since 17/7/13

7 Oct 2014 11:51
Cool
NickMSM
NickMSM avatar

174 posts since 21/8/13

7 Oct 2014 14:56
Looks nice, I looked at quite a few about 3 years ago and gave up. Just couldn't find one in decent enough nick Sad Same thing happened with 964s too.
toocan
toocan avatar

494 posts since 7/11/07

7 Oct 2014 15:01
I prefer the look of the 964 but they suffer from rust, they have also massively shot up in value

In terms of 993 I think you have to manage your own expetactions a little as ultimately they are a 20 year old car. If you want concourse youd be paying mid 30's good condition mid 20's and pigs low 20's

NickMSM
NickMSM avatar

174 posts since 21/8/13

7 Oct 2014 15:14
Looked at five I think, three were probably less than average and the other two were honestly shocking Laughing out loud Might revisit the idea once we've moved house though.
Best
Best avatar

9450 posts since 21/10/05

7 Oct 2014 15:37
They are really hard to get hold of, decent ones even more so. Amazing to think they are constantly going up in value.
My dad bought a widebody cs2 993 a couple of years back and they had three other people at the dealer waiting to buy it if he didn't