RV8 alloy spoked wheels
David Driver has sent in a report of a
first class refurbishment service provided by a specialist company, Spit &
Polish in Tonbridge, Kent. (2.10.08)
refurbishment service includes collection of the wheels (in my case from his local
Land Rover garage in Hertfordshire), removal of the tyres, strip down and repaint
(powder coat) lacquer. The process then diamond cuts the rims and part of centre
plate - the groove and end of the imitation nut. Then the tyres are refitted and
the wheels are balanced. New stainless steel valves are fitted.
& Polish recommend
that when diamond cut, the rims and rim under the imitation split-rim nuts should
not be painted or lacquered, just cleaned with "Duraglit" or "Autosol"
a then polished with a good wax polish. The only thing they will not do is remove
and replace the imitation rim nuts. This is easily done as they can be driven
out with a suitable punch and cleaned, then replaced when the wheels are returned.|
David also removed the MG badges from wheel centres and thinks Spit &
Polish will also ask for this to be done by the customer.
Polish mentioned to David that they have done many RV8 wheels and have the tooling
templates for the cutting.
They have made a superb job, and were very
helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Such a welcome change in this day and age.
David highly recommends Spit & Polish.
The cost was £211 including
VAT which covered the collection of the wheels from his local Land Rover garage
in Hertfordshire. David thinks it has to be a trade address as they want a cheque
when the refurbished wheels are returned to the garage.
Also see RV8NOTE265
Kent TN9 1RS
Tel: 01732 367771
& Polish is the leading alloy wheel refurbisher finishing over 30,000 wheels
per year. Established some 15 years ago the company has gone from strength to
strength offering a fast and efficient turnaround to the trade either by our own
transport (6 vans operating daily in most home counties) or by 24 hour courier.
We will collect from all traders connected to the motor trade including manufacturers,
main dealers, insurance companies, bodyshops, small garages, tyre shops etc.|
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