Gti 180 wheel repair required in sydney
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    Default Gti 180 wheel repair required in sydney

    Hi Fellas

    I had an interesting one last night where I clipped a silent cop (those stupid circular things) that they used to put on the roads. The edge of the wheel has been slightly chipped and bent. I heard there is this guy called the mag man if I ma not mistaken.

    Has any one used him before to repair an alloy wheel? More importantly does anyone recommend a certain wheel repairer in sydney?

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    Thanks in advance!
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    Where abouts in Sydney are you? I have a contact in the City that can repair for you, depending on the damage of course.
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    Omak had a few of his wheels repaired recently and was very happy with the job. I think it's a mobile guy, ie. he comes to you. Refer to this thread:

    Wheel Repair

    ...for the details.
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    Cool fellas

    Thanks for the response! Just another question does anyone here recommend a certain wheel alignment. Apparently liverpool pedders is supposed to be alright? I found some threads on the matter and the general idea is that most places are pretty ordinary when it comes to wheel alignment.
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    I've been to my local Bridgestone Tyre Centre a few times and have had no problems with them, but I have heard a few bad stories I guess. If you are worried about their data, you could always go to Peugeot Logic and print out the wheel alignment data there and hand it to whoever you go to.
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    Jim, yeah I heard about this yesterday..sorry for you mate I haven't seen many silent policeman down here in Adelaide (in general they tend to be incompetent loudmouths ) but yeah Sydney seems to have a fair share.

    I've found my car to be very sensitive to toe settings (that's the only adjustable setting on my car..not sure if that's also the case with the '180). Definitely worth taking it to a place that knows what it's doing.
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    Hey People

    I just got the wheel repaired from the the quikfix man and darn it it looks good! I higly recommend em and it only set me back $100. Also it seems that the last time I looked at the tyre I was much more pissed off than I should have been and it looks like I wont need to replace it. Seeing as I have currently done 8800 kliks I am thinking off holding out for the wheel alignment until I do a tyre rotation at about the 10000 kay mark.

    Phew I am feeling better now.... And next time I am paying attention for silent cops.
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    Was it George that came out to do the job? I was very happy with the fix on my wheel!!

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    Hey People

    I just got the wheel repaired from the the quikfix man and darn it it looks good! I higly recommend em and it only set me back $100. Also it seems that the last time I looked at the tyre I was much more pissed off than I should have been and it looks like I wont need to replace it. Seeing as I have currently done 8800 kliks I am thinking off holding out for the wheel alignment until I do a tyre rotation at about the 10000 kay mark.

    Phew I am feeling better now.... And next time I am paying attention for silent cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Was it George that came out to do the job? I was very happy with the fix on my wheel!!
    Yep it was george alright!
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    Default DIY Option

    Dont forget the faithful DIY option!

    Wont work on cracked/bent rims, but scratches/gouges are easy enough...

    Clean it, prep it, Add Spot putty, sand it flat & paint...
    Take your time, the hardest part is matching the paint, worse comes to worse you'll have to get the wheel guy in & you're $30 outta pocket...

    Worth the trouble... i got good results

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