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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby iainf » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:30 pm

I can recommend Mark2 Wheels in East Lothian

He redid my set of 15" Enkai MX-5, blasted and powder coated for £30 per wheel.

You can call Mark on
01620 880550
07885 580 772

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http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=eh39+5lq&sll=55.977132,-3.342228&sspn=0.093935,0.214233&g=eh30+5lq&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=North+Berwick,+East+Lothian+EH39+5LQ,+United+Kingdom&ll=55.992045,-2.709332&spn=0.047334,0.17252&z=13
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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby BestGear » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:15 pm

iainf wrote:I can recommend Mark2 Wheels in East Lothian

He redid my set of 15" Enkai MX-5, blasted and powder coated for £30 per wheel.

You can call Mark on
01620 880550
07885 580 772

Where to find him
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=eh39+5lq&sll=55.977132,-3.342228&sspn=0.093935,0.214233&g=eh30+5lq&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=North+Berwick,+East+Lothian+EH39+5LQ,+United+Kingdom&ll=55.992045,-2.709332&spn=0.047334,0.17252&z=13



Were these loose wheels or did he remove and refit/balance tyres too for that price?
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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby drumtochty » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:21 pm

That's cheap even if you have to remove and replace the tyres yourself or elsewhere.

Coatech in Carnoustie charge £40 a wheel if there are no tyres on and £50 a wheel if they remove and replace the tyre and rebalance when coating.

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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby iainf » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:11 pm

BestGear wrote:
Were these loose wheels or did he remove and refit/balance tyres too for that price?


Err that would be a bit like charity... Tyres need to be off the rims.

About 2 day turnaround.

I was replacing all 4 tyres anyway. I left the rims for 2 weeks to harden up (though you don't need to) had tyres delivered from Camskill and then fitted by my local garage (who had also popped off my tyres).
Cost £10 per wheel for fit and balance
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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby BestGear » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:59 pm

iainf wrote:Err that would be a bit like charity... Tyres need to be off the rims.





I guess what you paid is the going rate then - there is a capable place behind Costco at Straiton that does powercoating - their tyres off/on inc price was not much more than your quoted price when I got some 20" wheels done.


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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby iainf » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:26 pm

didn't say it was cheapy cheap, just I thought you were expecting a bit much for £30 per wheel, shot blasted, repaired, powdercoated and lacquered, I thought it was pretty decent value.

I very much doubt you will get 20" rims done for that kind of money these days but, - post the details of those guys if you have them as I know I would have appreciated a few pointers on Alloy refurbishment when I was looking to have these done, I found this chap by utter coincidence as his primary business is motorcycles and engineering kit.

Mark did a good job of a set of pretty corroded wheels and happy to recommend him to other members.
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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby BestGear » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:47 am

Hi Iain

It was about 12-14 months ago I got them done, so not too long ago.

The place is here:

http://www.pentlandprecision.co.uk/index.php

The are a machine shop, but have a separate unit for blasting and coatings - very cheery folks and I have been very happy with the work - having used them three times now.

Prices do vary, so make sure you get a good cash deal :roll:

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Re: Alloy Wheel Refurbishment / Powder coating

Postby Dalhousie » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:56 pm

drumtochty wrote:That's cheap even if you have to remove and replace the tyres yourself or elsewhere.

Coatech in Carnoustie charge £40 a wheel if there are no tyres on and £50 a wheel if they remove and replace the tyre and rebalance when coating.

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I got my Eunos wheels coated there. Quoted £50 per wheel but when I said I didn't want the (scrap) tyres refitted Euan quoted £40 per wheel.
I asked if the coating would be a good match for the hub caps he said he'd paint them the same colour as he used on the wheels.
Caps were nicely masked and the finish was very good. When I pulled out the notes to pay him he said £120 would be enough as they were small wheels!
Can't argue with that, but I can't guarantee you'd get the same price.
Wheels and caps beautifully finished.
Small point though, the thick coating meant the wheels were a tight fit on the centre of the wheel hub until I gently sanded the wheel hole out a bit.
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