** Alloy Wheel Refurb Group Buy!! Wheel Specialist EK **

** Alloy Wheel Refurb Group Buy!! Wheel Specialist EK **

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FamilyDub

Original Poster:

3,587 posts

115 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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Ladies & Gentlemen,

Several threads exist about alloy wheel refurbs, so I got to thinking... What if some of us could club together in a GB to save a few quid on alloy wheel refurbs? smile

Anyway, I now have a contact at the East Kilbride office of 'the wheel specialist' (following a glowing review from an Edinburgh-based PH'er...) and they have very kindly agreed to offer us a group buy for £200/car (saving £64), if we can find ten people to take up this offer.

Ideally, I'd like another nine of you to come forward (I'm in smile) and keep it with the Scotland PH chapter, but we could offer it to reliable friends, Scottish Elises, etc.. Heck, let's make a day of it and I'll even bring some cakes, pies & scotch eggs for your delectation too!

Details/Conditions:-

  • Your vehicle in, tyres stripped, wheels refurbished then tyres re-fitted and balanced.
  • A 'new tyre' service is availble if interested/required.
  • All 'standard finishes' are offered for wheels up to and including 19”.
  • Standard finishes include; Black Chrome, Charcoal/Anthracite, Flash Chrome, Gloss or Matt Black, Gloss White, Hi-Power Silver, Power Silver, Smoked 307, Smoked Chrome, TWS Chrome, Gold, Silver and TWS Sport 1, 2 or 3 (see link below).
  • Your final choice of finish can be chosen 'on the day'.
  • 20”+ wheels can be included, but will cost extra (I can email to request price).
  • Additional charges will be incurred for anything over and above a 'standard' finish, i.e. polished rim, coloured rim, pinstriping, etc (I can email to request price).
  • A Minimum of 10 sets are required to trigger this discount, with TWS requiring all 10 bookings to be confirmed and carried out over a two week period (as yet to be discussed).
  • A 'same day' service is available.
  • This is for refurbishment of the whole wheel, not just the visable edges, unlike some cheaper repairs.
  • The service carries a 12 month guarantee on their work.
  • Fully Insured vehicles, technicians, etc.
All details, finishes, FAQ, etc on their website TWS Linky and you can also PM me with any questions, requirements, etc and i'll get back to you.

C'mon you lot - any takers?

1) FamilyDub - Golf GTI, 17”, Charcoal/Anthracite.

amccan10

589 posts

128 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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I've also been contacting a lot of wheel refurbishment companies recently trying to get quotes for my 17" gold subaru wheels.

Do you know if all of the colours listed are powdercoated or are some wet sprayed? Powdercoating is tougher finish than wet spraying.

(Personally I've had a few sets of wheels painted before, the looked great until around a year later when the edges were scuffed with tyres being removed)

Some of the companies I've contacted would only wet paint gold wheels as they couldn't get a good colour match with gold powdercoat.
(Powdertec in Kingston bridge industrial estate were one and they quoted £350! yikes)

£200 is a good price, however I've been able to obtain the same price for just one set of wheels from custom coatings in Bellshill.
I'll probably be giving them a bash soon and will post pictures up within the next few weeks for those that are interested.

Their website, though not the greatest, is here: http://www.customcoatingsuk.com/




FamilyDub

Original Poster:

3,587 posts

115 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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^^ Oi! Start your own thread! hehe

TWS is a powdercoated finish and as you said, some other specialists known as 'high quality', (such as powdertech) want in excess of 300 quid.

amccan10

589 posts

128 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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Was just posting up in case you didn't get the ten you needed for the discount, no offence

FamilyDub

Original Poster:

3,587 posts

115 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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None taken... was just a joke... smile

Angelus

2,209 posts

114 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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How much will it cost if I've done all the donkey work. I have the bare wheels with no tyres and I want them refurbed?

6C4GTS

5,180 posts

128 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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Angelus said:
How much will it cost if I've done all the donkey work. I have the bare wheels with no tyres and I want them refurbed?
Why not put them in the bath with acid too?

Angelus

2,209 posts

114 months

Wednesday 20th July 2011
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If I had the acid!

Craigie82

6 posts

103 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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Hi,

I recently got my car wheels done at The Wheel Specialist in Edinburgh and if the East Kilbride branch is anything like the one in Edinburgh then I'm sure you will all be over the moon with the results like I am. Don't get me wrong I've never had wheels refurbished before so can't really compare but I really can't find fault in them.

Maybe someone should contact the Edinburgh branch and see if they will do something similar for people out this way. Guys name was Colin. Wish an offer like this was set up last week!

And for the pesron looking for Gold, the branch in Edinburgh had gold wheels on display so maybe give them a phone.

Craig.

johnycarrera

1,833 posts

180 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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Count me in!

Raverbaby

896 posts

136 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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I'll bite too smile (18" alfa GT wheels if it makes any difference)

Thanks OP.

wcel

110 posts

125 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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I am interested in this however the 2 week window thing is putting me off. I work away ad-hoc so would not be able to confirm until I knew the 2 week window and how workload was looking

FamilyDub

Original Poster:

3,587 posts

115 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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<bump>

We fell well short of ten...

I pressed on and had my wheels done yesterday - PM me if you want some detailed pics... the finish is excellent.

Edited by FamilyDub on Tuesday 2nd August 14:34

johnycarrera

1,833 posts

180 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Wouldn't mind seeing them........ No discount then? How much? Take it you're happy with the results?

FamilyDub

Original Poster:

3,587 posts

115 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Paid the full 264 quid.

To be fair, I didn't mind; full wheel & bare metal powdercoat and the finish and service was great. Plus the likelihood of having enough cash during the next few months to do it is unlikely, so it was kinda 'now or never'.

I reckon if you were cheeky enough to named-drop this thread to the girl I spoke to, a wee discount might not be out of the question...

I'll PM you pics & the contact details. thumbup

mad-dot

341 posts

208 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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After reading this thread, I got mine done at EK.....well pleased smile

Andrew[MG]

3,226 posts

148 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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mad-dot said:
After reading this thread, I got mine done at EK.....well pleased smile
Car is looking great! Not seen you on here in a long while...

mad-dot

341 posts

208 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Andrew[MG] said:
Car is looking great! Not seen you on here in a long while...
Been working hard to save up for new tyres/service smile

johnycarrera

1,833 posts

180 months

Tuesday 13th September 2011
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Got mine back from The Wheel Specialist in EK, pretty happy, £288 inc VAT, went for smoked chrome centres with shiny rims. Just need to get my struts back from Germany now!!!






johnycarrera

1,833 posts

180 months

Tuesday 13th September 2011
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Might need to punt on my Turbo Twists that are sitting doing nuffink!