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Wheel refurb. Recommendations please.

Wheel refurb. Recommendations please.

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Masher964

Original Poster:

183 posts

104 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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need to get my wheels done. Looking for a nice job so a recommendation would be good please. If it's near Stevenage that's good since I'll go in but otherwise I'll assume courier too and fro.

I note some places bake wheels whilst others make no mention of this... is it important?

carcrazypop

495 posts

69 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Look no further IMHO, give Chris Weaver a ring at Exel Wheels; he'll come to you with a set of loan wheels & return in approx. 1 week with your refurbed wheels looking better than new.
http://www.exelwheels.co.uk/


Edited by carcrazypop on Tuesday 15th May 15:44

Mitch911

92 posts

74 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Plus one, fantastic service

rhkumar

164 posts

61 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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lepsons are very good. I believe Chris uses them. Also Spit & Polish are another good company.

LeighB

3,819 posts

130 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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+2 for Exel Wheels.

Chris is a true enthusiast and uses Lepsons for the work. He also has them refurb the wheels with no paint on the hub face of the wheel where it mounts and where the centre caps are located. This ensures the caps fit properly and you don't suffer any Geo issues.
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Martian O

2,732 posts

67 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Another big-up for Chris at Exel Wheels.

Moosh

1,082 posts

126 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Martian O said:
Another big-up for Chris at Exel Wheels.
+4 great guy and will loan you a set of wheels while yours get done

Actus Reus

2,984 posts

60 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Seems Exel wheels are a good bet, but I was recommended to some place on the A10 in Cheshunt - next door to the American car wash place. Supposedly quite good, but never used them.

christer

2,803 posts

156 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Take car to KDS Keltec (a must) to have your car detailed and he will get the wheels done by Lepsons who are 100 yards away at same time. biggrin

Martian O

2,732 posts

67 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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TBH, I looked at others before I heard about Exel. I've used Exel a few times now and won't go anywhere else, in fact Chris is due with me tomorrow to refurb my Touareg wheels.

JimexPL

1,364 posts

117 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Alloy Art have just done a good job on my Z4M - http://alloyart.co.uk
I expect that you'll find them to be cheaper than the competition and the standard of finish looks OEM.


Masher964

Original Poster:

183 posts

104 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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I think I once heard of a company called 'Excel wheels' - anyone know if they are any good? hehe

I'll drop Chris a line.

JPJPJP

3,490 posts

73 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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another +1 for Chris W at Exel Wheels

pretty much end of thread imo

Masher964

Original Poster:

183 posts

104 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Martian O said:
TBH, I looked at others before I heard about Exel. I've used Exel a few times now and won't go anywhere else, in fact Chris is due with me tomorrow to refurb my Touareg wheels.
Chris booked and is picking mine up tomorrow too. Busy guy.
Thanks all.

MadMark911

1,580 posts

54 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Chris did my Carerra Sport wheels too - no kidding - better than new! smile

Rutlandracing

208 posts

71 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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And another for Chris at exel, fantastic job on my 993 wheels.

stubbsy996

743 posts

118 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Masher964 said:
need to get my wheels done. Looking for a nice job so a recommendation would be good please. If it's near Stevenage that's good since I'll go in but otherwise I'll assume courier too and fro.

I note some places bake wheels whilst others make no mention of this... is it important?
If you're in Stevenage BJV are in Flaunden (Herts). Here's a link to their informative website, which explains the process and includes a price list:

http://www.wheelrefurbishing.com/index.htm

They refurbed the wheels on my 996 C2 five years ago and did a really good job and their prices are really competitive. They used to get mentioned on PH wheel refurb threads quite a bit, although I haven't seen them mentioned on here recently.
On the basis of the job they did on my wheels I'd definitely recommend them!

Wheels on my current 996 Turbo were done by Alloy Art (Southend) and they also did a good job. They were done as part of the deal to buy the car and the dealer I bought from uses them.

Exel get lot's of positive mentions on here and they do a collection service and can loan wheels whilst yours are being done, but expect to pay a bit more for this service.

Edited by stubbsy996 on Tuesday 15th May 22:52

madala

4,990 posts

103 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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....Chris at Exelwheels....fantastic service.

A D C

42 posts

123 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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I talked to Lepsons who Exel wheels use to do the actual work.

Although they are straightforward their service is very "vanilla", not too interested in matching colours correctly, will blend in rather than build up chunks that are taken out of wheels. I used the Wheel Restorer near Manchester. You'll need to courier the wheels but the level of attention to detail and quality in the workmanship seemed much higher to me. Wheels returned within 5 days looking like absolutely new.


mohitos

1,268 posts

104 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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You made the right choice. It must be something about the name Chris as Exel Wheels and Centre Gravity both stand out a million miles from the competition.