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My Darling Wife took the A1 to work for the first time today. The net result is a badly scratched alloy wheel about 1/4 of the way round the rim, very deep uneven scratch with a deep 1cm thick scratch in the wheel further up just so it really stands out fortunately the tyre is not too badly damaged.

Does anyone know if Audi can help or if I should find a specialist refurb place?
 

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There is a thread on here somewhere - someone had a similar problem
Think the only way Audi would help is to supply you a new wheel at great expense.
 

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ahh bummer...

i got my 18" s-line alloy refurbished for £50 privately, this will be your cheapest option but it depends on the alloy, please tell me its not the 17" bi-colour alloys, as i know for a fact these are an absolute bitch to refurb
 

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jollyretard said:
ahh bummer...

i got my 18" s-line alloy refurbished for £50 privately, this will be your cheapest option but it depends on the alloy, please tell me its not the 17" bi-colour alloys, as i know for a fact these are an absolute bitch to refurb
Oh dear - thats the ones I am having on my TDi - will have to be very careful then.

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yep ive got them on mine too.. look amazing but you must take extra care haha
 

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These low profile tired, big wheels aren't very forgiving of kerbs. Saw sister in laws Golf parked against kerb at weekend but the alloy was above it so no damage - our A1 wheel would have been wrecked.
 

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Went in today to sort out the finance and we were offered the wheel protection for about £300. Didn't think it was worth it but will probably change my mind when the first wheel gets damaged :( .

Apparently you can get it cheaper here though - Inchcape Wheel Cover
 

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mrfaize said:
These low profile tired, big wheels aren't very forgiving of kerbs. Saw sister in laws Golf parked against kerb at weekend but the alloy was above it so no damage - our A1 wheel would have been wrecked.
so true, i am incredibly careful with my parking... (i certainly would never let the other half borrow the car :lol:) but it is so blummin easy to curb low-profile alloys bcas as soon as you touch the curb, youve scratched the alloy :x
 

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I really need to get the mirrors dipping on reverse or I fear I shall be in serious risk of damaging mine
 

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Newbie76 said:
My Darling Wife took the A1 to work for the first time today. The net result is a badly scratched alloy wheel about 1/4 of the way round the rim, very deep uneven scratch with a deep 1cm thick scratch in the wheel further up just so it really stands out fortunately the tyre is not too badly damaged.

Does anyone know if Audi can help or if I should find a specialist refurb place?
Try Lepsons. They have a branch in Swindon. I had my AMG Wheel which had to be 'diamond cut' refurbished. They will strip the entire wheel, then if required weld and staighten Excellent work. I paid £85.00 last year.
 

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Newbie76 said:
My Darling Wife took the A1 to work for the first time today. The net result is a badly scratched alloy wheel about 1/4 of the way round the rim, very deep uneven scratch with a deep 1cm thick scratch in the wheel further up just so it really stands out fortunately the tyre is not too badly damaged.

Does anyone know if Audi can help or if I should find a specialist refurb place?
Hi

Try Lepsons, they have a branch in Swindon. I used them a year ago for my AMG alloys. They will strip down to bare metal,thin weld and staighten if required. The job was excellent. I paid £85.00 for a strip, weld, diamond cut and finish.

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