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Hi Guys so not long after finally getting the Black hub caps fitted and things looking well, I go a kerb the bloody alloys on my door step! :( I'm gutted just looking a wheel repair specialists, are the triangles classed as diamond cut? What exactly is the silver triangle bits made of? There like a brushed effect not sure if there inserts? Or cut and finished that way? The scratches are in one area on the silver bit! And I'm guessing that's the worse part to damage and trickiest to get fixed? Is a wheel specialist likely to able to fix this? Or would volkswagen be able to get the silver insert triangle or is it looking like a new wheel? Will try post a pic but on iPhone. Be careful when rishing about guys haha Cheers
 

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*rushing won't let me upload off iphone keeps saying an image with the same file name was uploaded when its not?? So annoying! Will post later. If anyone got some answers would be appreciated. it's brought my day down cuz I lv the car so much!
 

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o eck, Im sure a wheel specialist will be able to do it,I didn't think it was a big thing repairing alloys but after doing some google research there are quiet a few, some websites have a 'quote me' page where you give your details and either describe the damage or send a pic and they will get back to you. I think if you go to vw they will repair/know a repairer, because when I was buying my car my dealer gave me a sheet of paper with everything ticked no, it was a load of warranties and the 2nd one is alloy wheel insurance which entitles you 10 repairs in 3 years of a value of £110 so if 1 damage was more than £110 you would have to pay the extra I guess.So I'm sure it can be fixed mate just one of those things isnt it, my missus won't drive our new up! yet and she is so scared of scratching a wheel she is waiting for me to do it first so she can say "You've already done it" haha
 

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Thanks for reply been quoted £100 from prestige wheels in Stockport ? Anyone got expireance dealing with them? There saying they can match the finish and will look virtually new. Is £100 reasonable? I'm intrigued with the wheel insurance thingy got servicing included how will I know if I've got that?? £100 is a lot to pay out at this time of year especially for a care wheel haha is it a plan I would have had to take out. You say you got it with your car?? Cheers
 

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No I didn't get it with my car I forgot to mention it was £400, erm if your anywhere near chorley or can come up theres suppose to be a alright place there, my mate badly kurbed his dads range rover wheels while his dad was on holiday so he wipped them off and got round there and they did a good job. £100 seems to me a little steep on price, don't get me wrong I'm no wheel expert and I have no idea on price or seen a pic of the damage but I'd of thought maybe £60-£80 but if it's a reputable company it is sometimes better to pay that bit more
 

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That should be polishable, I certainly wouldn't pay £100 to get that done. Shop around, just phone places or find a place you can go and see. Don't fret, I'd say that's an easy job
 

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I'm guessing they are machined cut. For £100 I bet your not far off a new rim. Hope you get it sorted.
 

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Most wheel repair places can get rid of that 90% of the damage will still see if you get with in 12 inches of it if you want it perfect needs to be diamond cut to get perfect
 

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Hi, almost looks like it's just in the laquer in which case it will just sand out and re-laquer.Even if the alloy is scratched it doesn't look deep so again should sand out.
Would like to think a small bodyshop could do it cheaper.
 

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Thanks don't think the pic shows the scratches too well. There quite deep not sure they can just be sanded out plus its the dimond cut finish causing problem needs specialist repair. Hopefully get it sorted and like new again soon. Christined the up though now haha
 
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