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H4mmy90



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2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Orkney Grey

Mr Baldylocks wrote:
Morning Jim_Bean
That sounds a good price, because they are polished then lacquered to get the finish back they'll need to be skimmed and re-lacquered to protect them. We've had that happen at work before and it was cheaper to get all 4 powder coated or painted. We used a wheel repair specialist in Exeter for quite heavy damage but it depends how far up the rim they are, if it's just on the rim we use a chap that does BMW rims because we all know they can't park Laughing
Good luck


Baldy locks I'm looking to do a colour change on my wheels could you please tell me who you use in Exeter or pm if you don't want to make public cheers

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TJ101



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Isle Of Man 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

I have use ICS in Cullompton for some wheel powder coating,, both steel and alloy,, all good so far, even with offroad use

http://www.industrialcoatingsupplies.co.uk/ California F1, RR TDV8 VogSE, 90 V8 Hybrid, 55 Series 1

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CR



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Ireland 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Santorini Black




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ericvv



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CR, please check your PM's. There are a few awaiting reading. Thumbs Up

Tks, Eric You never actually own a Defender. You merely look after it for the next generation.
http://youtu.be/yVRlSsJwD0o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GtzTT9Pdl0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqKPz28e6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZ49Jce_n0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAsz_ilQYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8tMHiX9lSw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwjPuHIV7I
https://vimeo.com/201482507
And oops, the front mirror fell off...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSixqL0iyHw

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edo



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My car I am collecting next week has these wheels.

The lacquer has blown.

The issue is the central hub (fixed) which means you cant actually refinish all the way to the middle due to the shape.

Lacquer on polish is always a nightmare.

I plan to get a painted finish silver, but with the grey bits grey still - so the look should be similar but it will last longer.

LR admitted they couldnt do it so have given me £350 to sort myself. My detailer uses my alloys in basingstoke. Will post up results.

These are as they are today you can see the milky spot whee it has blown.


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CarMan



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Jim_Bean wrote:
Sounds like its going to be an expensive lesson Sad

I actually wanted Anthracite ZUs so maybe i'll powder coat them black and sell them on.

Note to self - use 2nd set of steel wheels for off roading!


I have a set of Matt Black Zu's for sale on here with or without tyres Thumbs Up 1993 200 HT
2016 2.2 HT
2009 D3 SE

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

The post you've quoted is over four years old... 

MY USW BUILD THREAD

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edo



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Will report back how these come out.

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Pickles



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There should be no reason why a factory finish cannot be replicated.
All you need to do is find the RIGHT shop to do it correctly, with "proof", recommendations, previous jobs etc, that they can do what they say they can.
The other point is cost. I've seen "as new" Dual finish alloys on this site for very reasonable money, so it might even be cheaper to find another set in good condition.
I love the Dual Finish alloys, the best O.E. Defender wheel IMHO
Pickles.

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edo



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Yup.

The issue is to machine the polished finish they need to use a lathe and because the centre piece protrudes and isnt round the first place I spoke to couldnt get to the very centre. Hard to describe. I suspect the factory finish is applied and THEN the centre section is fixed in place.

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steve E
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If I wanted my Defender to look mint I'd buy a new set and get half the money back selling the old set.
Would save you alot of hassle and people always want them secondhand Thumbs Up

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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

maybe ping a few guys like these?
http://www.diamondalloys.co.uk/diamondcut
https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/alloy...g-process/
these guys claim to refurb LR wheels:
http://www.prestigewheelcentre.co.uk/blog/...ham-depot/ Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
Volvo XC70 (Work)
BMW K1200RS

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edo



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Thanks all. Will do.

I've had a lot of wheels of different shapes and sizes done by My Alloys.

Will take the car to them once I have collected either Thurs/Friday.

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Rhi90



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Cairns Blue

Thanks to Andrew's Alloys I now have the black wheels I've always wanted! (Well, not quite, I still want sawtooths eventually!) Smile


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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

edo wrote:
Thanks all. Will do.

I've had a lot of wheels of different shapes and sizes done by My Alloys.

Will take the car to them once I have collected either Thurs/Friday.


Edo - what's the news? Did you get the dual finish ones re-done? Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
Volvo XC70 (Work)
BMW K1200RS

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