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Alloy wheel refurbishment - north Kent area.

Alloy wheel refurbishment - north Kent area.

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Doodles19

Original Poster:

2,169 posts

77 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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So, I've finally managed to kerb both of my previously pristine alloys after years of pussyfooting around.

And yes, I feel like a prize idiot.

Can anyone recommend a good alloy repair place in the north Kent area? The only one I currently know of is Lepsons, who I know will provide an excellent quality of service, but at £130 for the both, I can't help but feel it's quite steep.

Is this the standard price? Or is it a case of you get what you pay for?


Gixer

4,412 posts

152 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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I think they charge different rates depending what finish you are having etc. I never paid anywhere near that. They have a good reputation. I was certainly happy with their work.

Doodles19

Original Poster:

2,169 posts

77 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Gixer said:
I think they charge different rates depending what finish you are having etc. I never paid anywhere near that. They have a good reputation. I was certainly happy with their work.
Cheers for the recommendation, I've used the tyres dept before and they were excellent, so I'm sure the refurb will be of a good quality.

I'll drop them a line tomorrow see what they will quote me.

SaucyBoy

1,863 posts

133 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Mate I used lepsons for 4 911 turbo wheels on my last car and the quality was fantastic. It was a 996 turbo with the standard 18inch wheels. If I remember correctly it cost me £55 a pop, which I personally feel is great value considering they strip them right back and start again. Don't be fouled by the ones that come to your house etc, the quality is no whe near as good.

Edited by SaucyBoy on Thursday 20th September 19:17

tr7v8

5,208 posts

132 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Lepsons End of.
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Westy Pre-Lit

4,902 posts

107 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Yep smile

A friends had his sorted there a while back who used to own a powder coating company. When he got them back he was well made up with the quality of finish, infact they are now better than new.

NiceCupOfTea

23,699 posts

155 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Lepsons are very good. I had a set of 16" alloys refurbed with a polished lip, they matched the colour and fitted balance the tyres. 3 years on they are almost perfect apart from a bit of lacquer lift on the polished lip which he warned me might happen.


Doodles19

Original Poster:

2,169 posts

77 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Cheers guys.

I thought this might be the case. It's nice to know they'll be in good hands there smile.

Gixer

4,412 posts

152 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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One last thing, they do an almost infinite number of colours and finishes etc. if you're not a 100% sure what you want, give them a call and try and get down there when they've been busy as they will have a load of newly finished wheels they can show you for ideas.

Rs2oo

2,017 posts

102 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Lepsons are not the only company who do a good job. For the past 5 or 6 years I've been taking my wheels to RimTech in Meopham. Run by a guy called Scott they are based at the Railway Sidings behind Meopham Station. I've recommended them to many people and they do an amazing job. Just pop down there and lok at the finished wheels waiting for collection from customers. I scraped a back wheel on a Pepsi can and a kerb in my 1 year old Clio and they matched the anthracite paint perfectly. Also scuffed the front so they did both in four days for £110. They do a next day service if you can't wait.

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Edited by Rs2oo on Wednesday 19th September 09:28

VinceM

1,711 posts

42 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Never used them but also Magic Mend in Sittngbourne have been recommended to me in the past.

Robb F

4,310 posts

75 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Doodles19 said:
Cheers guys.

I thought this might be the case. It's nice to know they'll be in good hands there smile.
Lepsons did all the wheel refurbs for the garage I used to work at mate, so you know they're good!

jakeharvey63

74 posts

105 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Inspraytion in strood! They run offers sometimes! Had my wheels on my ST in shadow chrome, left the car with them £160 and a good finish too!

xyyman

827 posts

129 months

Wednesday 31st October 2012
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I've used Spit and Polish in Tonbridge a couple of times and can recommend their work. I was given a tour of the workshop and was amazed what they can do in terms of repairing wheels that looked fit for scrap to my eyes.