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      12-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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A quickie: Are M Sport 18" alloys NOT diamond/laser cut?

I am asking this as I intend to take out alloy wheel cover with ALA. They don't insure Diamond/Laser or Split Rim alloys.

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I have ALA cover for my 19's, I rang them directly to confirm they covered mine, just give them a call with your alloy details and ask them to double check with their underwriters ... get them to email confirmation ..so no confusion later..
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I have ALA cover for my 19's, I rang them directly to confirm they covered mine, just give them a call with your alloy details and ask them to double check with their underwriters ... get them to email confirmation ..so no confusion later..
I also spoke to ALA and use them for Gap, dent and tyre, however they said they would not insure the 19" 403's!! Some confusion there now?????????
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I am asking this as I intend to take out alloy wheel cover with ALA. They don't insure Diamond/Laser or Split Rim alloys.

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The 19" 403 Sport wheels are diamond cut, 18" sport wheels are not, I don't know if this helps at all.
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That's correct, the diamond cut 403 19" wheels cannot be insured through ALA.
I've insured my 18" painted ones and got a discount on wheel insurance as I have GAP with ALA.

ALA use Revive for smart repairs to alloy wheels.
http://www.revive-uk.com/

Now I just wait for Saturday 22nd Dec when I'll be one of the BMW Boyz.

Oh, I've decided to keep my GTI for winter driving/commuting. The Beemer will be in partial storage.
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Oh, I've decided to keep my GTI for winter driving/commuting. The Beemer will be in partial storage.
Handy having a run about, I have the wife's Kia Rio 3 1.4D, it does the local stuff. Good luck for the week end.
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That's correct, the diamond cut 403 19" wheels cannot be insured through ALA.
I've insured my 18" painted ones and got a discount on wheel insurance as I have GAP with ALA.

ALA use Revive for smart repairs to alloy wheels.
http://www.revive-uk.com/

Now I just wait for Saturday 22nd Dec when I'll be one of the BMW Boyz.

Oh, I've decided to keep my GTI for winter driving/commuting. The Beemer will be in partial storage.
Aha right, you said 19"s in your previous post😜
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F30AM I bet you don't know what to do with yourself. The last couple of days wait are torturous!!
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Aha right, you said 19"s in your previous post😜
I never said I had 19 inches!

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F30AM I bet you don't know what to do with yourself. The last couple of days wait are torturous!!
I've had so little time to think about it. Have been as busy as hell!
Now, from this moment I am excited as tomorrow is D-day. My ex is still learning the tech in the car. I have not even seen her's yet!!! Been that busy!!!!!
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I also spoke to ALA and use them for Gap, dent and tyre, however they said they would not insure the 19" 403's!! Some confusion there now?????????
Yup Some Confusion?!!

Having read their T/C I rang them to confirm if the 19's were covered, the ALA guy went online and obtained the part number for the 19's and then double checked with the underwriters.

I have an email saying the 403's are covered?!!

I will ring them tommorrow...
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Those 19" 403s look painted.
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Do they do two finishes on the 19" 403's??!!..what the hell..
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Do they do two finishes on the 19" 403's??!!..what the hell..
I don't know. But I did not order them because I thought they were diamond cut. My GTI has such wheels and they were a nightmare to fix. I had to buy a new one as they are impossible to fix perfectly. Yours look painted.
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I don't know. But I did not order them because I thought they were diamond cut. My GTI has such wheels and they were a nightmare to fix. I had to buy a new one as they are impossible to fix perfectly. Yours look painted.
Niether did I, but I would like to know if they are different..I will check with BMW tommorrow..
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Niether did I, but I would like to know if they are different..I will check with BMW tommorrow..
Some of the pictures seem to show they are machined. Others (like your ones) that they are painted.
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Some of the pictures seem to show they are machined. Others (like your ones) that they are painted.
If thats the case it would have been nice to know ...we had an option!!
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If thats the case it would have been nice to know ...we had an option!!
Sometimes, me thinks, with BMW you never really know what you are getting or NOT!
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F30AN: The 19" 403 have machined faces but are painted inside along the spokes. I checked this at my local BMW Dealer today.
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F30AN: The 19" 403 have machined faces but are painted inside along the spokes. I checked this at my local BMW Dealer today.

O Ok... thanks for checking... I didnt get a chance to speak to ALA.. will give them a call in the new year...cheers buddy.
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O Ok... thanks for checking... I didnt get a chance to speak to ALA.. will give them a call in the new year...cheers buddy.
Spoke to ALA. If wheels are machined finish and you've taken up a policy, then you're not covered and they'll happily refund you.
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Spoke to ALA. If wheels are machined finish and you've taken up a policy, then you're not covered and they'll happily refund you.
Cheers mate...it completely slipped my mind..!!

Merry Christmas..have a good one.
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