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Old 10th November 2002
Porsche Guy Porsche Guy is offline
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Guys -

Have any of you ever refinished your alloy wheels. My wheels on my '94 Aero are in kind of rough shape. No dents or cracks, but a few scrapes, and then a few spots where the finish is completely coming off.

I'd love to have the money and source to powdercoat them, but that's not practical on a 9 year old used car. Dare I try spray paint? From what I understand, hot brake dust is quite toxic and may eat right through any finish that isn't professionally applied.

For now, I've just cleaned them and put a coat of wax on them to keep any further damage off.

Love to hear your ideas.
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Old 11th November 2002
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Same problem with two of mine due to a careless pervious owner. I am getting them recon'd - awaiting a price at the moment. Personally, it's worth the investment 'cos I hate skuffed alloys. ops: For ref., Neobrothers charge around 400 quid for a set of new original super Aero's. Oh, mine are also brake dust pitted. Go-on, treat your Saab!
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I've been told (not with reference to any particular alloys) when I asked in another place, 30-40 per wheel. I don't know if particular wheels cost more, but I doubt it.

I would say it's at least worth asking around your area. It think 120 to 160 for a shiny set of wheels is quite reasonable, even on an old car. Heck, if the car dies at least you can sell the wheels
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