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      10-06-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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kerbed an alloy.

Pure gutted. Just had an off day and rubbed the alloy up the kerb outside the wee ones nursery.

Had 403m alloys for almost 5years and this is my first kerb, devastated doesn't even come close.

Am I best getting it repaired (any recomendations in Glasgow), or am I best doing the DIY like in teastons DIY?

im thinking of diy'ing it as my previous f30 had all 4 alloys replaced due to centre cap corrosion and if I got it repaired by an Indy it would invalidate my warranty which from what I read is pretty important with the potential warranty issues.

What you guys think?

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      10-06-2017, 02:28 PM   #2
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Feel for you so unlucky after 5 yrs but a bad Kerbing. Hope you find a fix
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      10-06-2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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That's certainly fixable with teaston's method - if not 100% perfect it will be enough to get past the service guys when replacing due to corrosion.

I'd go for it tomorrow - will make you feel so much better.
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Been there mate, you will get over it. Give it the ĎThe Teaston Treatmentí and the wheel and you will be ok👍
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      10-06-2017, 05:14 PM   #5
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Took mine to BMW dealer on Wolverhampton and they out sourced it to a company called JP Alloys who did a first class refurb. It had a complete repaint, diamond cut and laquor. It cost £150 but JP Alloys would have done it for £93 if I had gone direct, but got a courtesy car for 5 days and my car stored at BMW whilst the wheel was away.

You might be able to post it direct to JP Alloys. Have a look at their website.

http://jpalloys.co.uk/

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      10-07-2017, 07:36 PM   #6
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Took mine to BMW dealer on Wolverhampton and they out sourced it to a company called JP Alloys who did a first class refurb. It had a complete repaint, diamond cut and laquor. It cost £150 but JP Alloys would have done it for £93 if I had gone direct, but got a courtesy car for 5 days and my car stored at BMW whilst the wheel was away.

You might be able to post it direct to JP Alloys. Have a look at their website.

http://jpalloys.co.uk/

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Great job, but BMW will refuse to change if you try & claim for corrosion...
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Great job, but BMW will refuse to change if you try & claim for corrosion...
Yes I appreciate that they will be out of the 3 year warranty because I damaged them. I wouldn't expect it to be covered if I had caused accidental damage. However there is a one year guarantee on the work. I specifically asked BMW if the refurbishment was guaranteed and they told me it was for 12 months. So if they corrode in tat period I will take them back. That takes me almost up to my 3 year warranty. (just a few months short for that wheel)
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I know the feeling so feel for you!!
I ruined one of my 403?s all the way around the rim by hitting a kerb at speed to avoid a head-on with an idiot who was on the wrong side of the road.
Can?t advise on corrosion but if you shop around, you should be able to get it fixed for around £100, which is what I paid for a full diamond cut repair in Kent. The outfit I used do work for BMW who wanted a lot more. Bear in mind that a proper repair takes several days so be prepared to be without the car unless you have a spare wheel or axle stand and can get the wheel to the repairer
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So am I correct in saying if you kerb a wheel even if the alloy has corroded which is unrelated to the corroding bmw will not replace

Secondly if you repair the kerbing you still won’t get the corroded alloy replaced
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So am I correct in saying if you kerb a wheel even if the alloy has corroded which is unrelated to the corroding bmw will not replace

Secondly if you repair the kerbing you still wonít get the corroded alloy replaced
They will replace even if kerbed (but may ask for a contribution)

They will not replace if refurbed
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      10-08-2017, 04:35 PM   #11
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They will replace even if kerbed (but may ask for a contribution)

They will not replace if refurbed
Yes exactly, and if itís refurbed it will corrode, believe me.
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What did teaston do to repair his damage, did a quick search and couldn?t find the post
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The Only reason I mentioned the issues with kerking and warranty is because the bloke at harry fairbairn had mentioned that it would be a lot more difficult to replace under warranty if it was kerbed, despite all the corrosion being around the centre cap.

I done the diy and I'm happy with the outcome, you can tell it's been sanded/repaired up close. Some of the marks were pretty deep and I only partly sanded them out as it would have made too big a flat spot, but with polish and new lacquer the remains marks look more like dirt opposed to kerbing.


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Before using compound polish to blend the lacquer


Back on. Used poorboys wheel sealant as well just on the repair area until i get the chance to properly clean the full alloy.

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