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Hi,

I've decided to get two of my type-s alloys refurbed as they've had loads of black speckles on them which are impossible to budge and they're fairly badly curbed. They are the standard 17" alloys from a 56 Type-S

Places I've found in the north-west seem to do standard colours - would a standard alloy wheel silver match the other two wheels? It looks to me like the colour already on is darker than a standard silver. Has anyone had it done? Or should I look around and try find somewhere to colour match? Maybe somone knows the exact colour used on those alloys?

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Where abouts are you in the NW?
Its just I am looking to get mine painted...but they are in immaculate condition; therefore we could come to some sort of swapping arrangement - so I get your kerbed alloys refurbed and you have mine?
If you are interested?
 

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I've tried to clean them and it really won't budge - I just end rubbing the paint off. I've tried Auto Glym polish, clay, Bilberry wheel cleaner, Wonder Wheels, Autoglym Tar Remover. The wheels were like that when I got them and I assumed it would come off with enough elbow grease and the right cleaning stuff. If you have any other suggestions please fire away. Check out the image for an example of what it looks like, and the damage I've done trying to get it off. It's the same all the way round both front wheels. Back ones are fine.



@michael3011 - I'm in Warrington. Thanks for the offer but not sure would be worth the effort, got reasonable new good tires on that I'd like to keep too.
 

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Use top marques in stoke they r the best IMO they did a top job on mine and they do it all in one day
 

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No worries fella - just thought it may be of interest!

Oh,, have you tried using clay to get it off, if clay doesn't shift it maybe iron-x but beware of the smell!

If it feels as if it is above the paint it will come off...just a matter of using the right product... if you cant be bothered to buy clay get a bit of blue-tac and wet it and the wheel...then rub it over and if it starts to pick it up jobs a good one!
 

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Thanks for advice. Had already tried clay which was what stripped the paint slightly :(.

Some guys on detailingworld reckon that a product called Iron-X might shift it. Have ordered some but don't have much faith it will do the job. Fingers crossed...
 

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Thanks for advice. Had already tried clay which was what stripped the paint slightly :(.

Some guys on detailingworld reckon that a product called Iron-X might shift it. Have ordered some but don't have much faith it will do the job. Fingers crossed...
Someone on this forum suggested it too :)

Worth a shot!!!

Gimme a shout before you get yours refurbed about price etc, as if I get 2 of mine done we might get a better price and split the cost?

Cheers
MIke
 

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So I had the wheels off this weekend for a proper clean. I did 4 passes with Iron-X. It seemed to be working initially - it went purple and appeared to be smuding the spots. However, the end result doesn't actually look much different. I think each pass with Iron-x was taking another layer off but it must just be caked on so deep that I'm not fully removing it. I guess with enough time/patience/iron-x I may get a decent result.

Think I'm just gonna go ahead and get all 4 refurbed (even the back ones are discoloured) at The Wheel Specialist in Manchester, not the cheapest but they seem to have a good rep and reckon they'll be able to do a colour close to the original (although it's not too important as I'm having them all done)

Cheers for the help.
 
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