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    gutter rash

    hi guys
    chasing a place in brisbane that machine the lips of the rim. i have one that is a lil damaged.
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    I bought rims from 'Street Wheels & Tyres' on the southside (springwood) and the guy said he could fix gutter rash for 40$ a wheel if i ever needed. I'm thinking you could find someone closer to redcliffe though.
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    Hi Guys,

    An old thread I know but I'm also after someone who can do wheel repairs, bought a Mk7 and the owner before took some nice gouges out of the 19s.
    I'm Brisbane North side if anyone has any suggestions?

    Cheers,

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    Sorry, no. Mobile wheel repairers cannot really properly fix machined faces on alloy wheels.

    Try these guys:
    Alloy Wheel Repair Brisbane | Mag Wheel Repairs | Alloy Doctor

    And The Wheel Workshop - Home | Facebook

    I have used both, for a machined face alloy, pick the 1st for any other pick the 2nd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmarley View Post
    Hi Guys,

    An old thread I know but I'm also after someone who can do wheel repairs, bought a Mk7 and the owner before took some nice gouges out of the 19s.
    I'm Brisbane North side if anyone has any suggestions?

    Cheers,
    The machined rims are quite costly to repair as they require being put onto a lathe and milling off a very small amount of alloy to effectively grind away the gutter rash. I also recently purchased a Mk7 GTI with a good amount of gutter rash on all 4 of its 19" rims, and got quoted $340 per rim to have them repaired (they also repaint the clear coat finish on them after they have been on the lathe). Its quite a long process, hence the cost.

    A mobile rim repairer can not fix the machined rims - it needs to go to a dedicated machine shop who specialise in machined wheel repairs.

    I used the opportunity to justify getting aftermarket wheels as the difference was minimal.
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    I've had two MK6 Detroit machined faced wheels guttered and repaired by Wheel Solutions in Melbourne.

    The first was about 7 years ago - cost $200, The second was about 3 years ago for $220.

    The face is slightly machined to remove the scratch, then the clear coat is re-applied. The repairs are awesome - most people could not tell which wheels have been repaired.

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    In Brisbane such a machined face repair can cost between $240 and 280 typically these days.
    Current: 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP (mods are underway ) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI Trendline manual White (with mods now 150TSI) 2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2013 Up! manual Red
    10 Previous VWs and some others ...

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