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    so, i'm getting ready for this DC11 coming up soon, decided to refurbish my wheels, therefore booked into indy shop.
    the problem is, i just realised that the wheels I have are engraved with letters
    -Front left wheel 'Patent'
    -Other 3s 'Tempered'

    wheels are AC Schnitzer Style 4, Two piece black as you can see on the pictures





    the guy says the letters will disappear as he grind them and there's no way to save the letters alone.
    i've got ACS instruction, wheel certificate and all that stuff but wondering if it's okay with letters off? (negative effects on resale, etc?)
    need your guys help and advice......
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    Can't answer your question but lovely car and wheels!
     
     

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    I don't get that as they ate only going to be stripping the paint off with paint stripper, sanding the rough patches and repainting, they shouldn't be using a grinder, I would look elsewhere
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    I'm no expert, but when I had a long chat with a wheel restorer a few years back, unless part of the wheel had to be rebuilt (due to large kerbing) there was no grinding involved.

    I'd get a 2nd opinion!........
    Neal, you are the best 6er expert I know..
    Wheels are slightly damaged and visible when 2m up close,
    i'm on my way to indi now and i'm gonna cancel it,
    my 6er won't look as good as I planned but i don't wanna sacrifice the whole wheel just for looks so..
    thanks for help, cheers!


    Quote Originally Posted by salmanhamid View Post
    Can't answer your question but lovely car and wheels!
    Thanks mate!


    Quote Originally Posted by lee_h View Post
    I don't get that as they ate only going to be stripping the paint off with paint stripper, sanding the rough patches and repainting, they shouldn't be using a grinder, I would look elsewhere
    yep, i'm cancelling it. guess i'm gonna have to do it after DC11.
    i remember last time mark recommended me '1stclasswheels' but for some reason the website's blocked.. so i looked into indis that do refurbishment near my home.
    do you know if there's any good wheel restorer, refurbish experts near coventry (Warwickshire) ?
    thanks for help though,
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    Steve23002 has just had his wheel on the M3 refurbed and they have turned out really goood!!! Wasnt crazy expensive for the job they did either. Worth sending him a PM to find out...
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    is the dealer out of the question , as i no my local dealer do wheel refurbs( happens to be a mate mind you) but there not dear to non mates either
     
     

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    you wheels look in good condition, and to grind them i would say would be un-neccassary

    all that needs doing is sandblasting or chemical dip then re painting,

    post a pic of the damage
     
     

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    Just been to indi and cancelled it

    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    OK ,see you Sunday mate.

    You don't need an indie for wheel refurb - you need a good wheel refurb place. PM LewyT and ask him who he used (in Brum or Wolverhamption I think). Others may offer some suggestions in your area!

    I promise I won't look too close on Sunday!
    thanks but you are very welcomed to have a closer look


    Quote Originally Posted by 6891_seb View Post
    Steve23002 has just had his wheel on the M3 refurbed and they have turned out really goood!!! Wasnt crazy expensive for the job they did either. Worth sending him a PM to find out...
    thanks for letting me know, i'll PM him if the refurbishing place isn't far away from me, guess i'll be doing wheels after DC11 thanks mate


    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla200sx View Post
    is the dealer out of the question , as i no my local dealer do wheel refurbs( happens to be a mate mind you) but there not dear to non mates either
    i think dealers usually have contract/ business link with indis and indis are actually the ones that do the job?
    not sure but i prefer doing it directly through refurb guys so..
    thanks for tip though,


    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    you wheels look in good condition, and to grind them i would say would be un-neccassary

    all that needs doing is sandblasting or chemical dip then re painting,

    post a pic of the damage
    the pictures above probably don't show much of what's going on but..
    second pictures gives you an idea of what damages it has. (sorry car's in garage and garage lights awful..can't really picture)
    sandblasting and repainting was what i was looking for.
    i wanna find an expert guy who does this kinda job for living (cus i'm thinking chrome/matte black wheel ain't easy job to do compare to others?)
    i haven't got much of time to do before DC11 so i'm just gonna look around for a expert guy who can help me doing this without time constraint.
    cheers!
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