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I thought I would share this with the forum.

A couple of weeks ago I kerbed one of the alloys against one of those speed restriction obstacles - around 3 inches of alloy rim shaved off.

I looked into a number of alloy refurbishing companies, but most required around a week to do the work and me having to use the silly spare wheel in the meantime.

So I decided to try Wicked Wheels, which do the job at your address in their van - complete with taking the wheel off, removing the damage, filling it in, painting and baking it.

The guy has just been - it took him 25 mins from start to finish and I cannot tell where the repair was - it's that good a job. It cost me £80 inclusive.

I am not sure they would have been able to repairs on my previous IS200's alloys, as those were some kind of polished aluminium, but the IS250 wheels are normal.

Mark

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I thought I would share this with the forum.

A couple of weeks ago I kerbed one of the alloys against one of those speed restriction obstacles - around 3 inches of alloy rim shaved off.

I looked into a number of alloy refurbishing companies, but most required around a week to do the work and me having to use the silly spare wheel in the meantime.

So I decided to try Wicked Wheels, which do the job at your address in their van - complete with taking the wheel off, removing the damage, filling it in, painting and baking it.

The guy has just been - it took him 25 mins from start to finish and I cannot tell where the repair was - it's that good a job. It cost me £80 inclusive.

I am not sure they would have been able to repairs on my previous IS200's alloys, as those were some kind of polished aluminium, but the IS250 wheels are normal.

Mark

Wicked wheels are very good Our local Lexus dealership use them as well

alan

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Just kerbed my f/n/s Hoshi which Lexus Nottm.are collecting from my home & sorting:will let you know the price BUT the process takes 5 hrs & the tyre bead is removed from the rim!

The smoked-mirror finish on the Hoshi has to be applied by a specialist Wheel Renovator that Lex Nottm & BumW use.

Tel :driving:

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£80 sounds a bit steep but I suppose you don't have to pay carriage costs and you can watch the work being done.

If the wheel was sent away you would probably pay £50 for a basic refurb and £15 to have the rim rebuilt then carriage at around £15.

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Just kerbed my f/n/s Hoshi which Lexus Nottm.are collecting from my home & sorting:will let you know the price BUT the process takes 5 hrs & the tyre bead is removed from the rim!

The smoked-mirror finish on the Hoshi has to be applied by a specialist Wheel Renovator that Lex Nottm & BumW use.

Tel :driving:

Cost £65 & I forgot my LOC discount:Superb result.

Tel.

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Just kerbed my f/n/s Hoshi which Lexus Nottm.are collecting from my home & sorting:will let you know the price BUT the process takes 5 hrs & the tyre bead is removed from the rim!

The smoked-mirror finish on the Hoshi has to be applied by a specialist Wheel Renovator that Lex Nottm & BumW use.

Tel :driving:

Cost £65 & I forgot my LOC discount:Superb result.

Tel.

there is a place in colwick on dalside rd that does them that day for £50 per wheel, cant remember the name.

there's a place i use about 15mins away from notts that did mine in two tone. 1 for the rim and another for the inner bit. £55 but I did a deal and got all four for £200 took one back a month later because it was kerbed again and he did it as good as new for £10!!!!!!

same princapal as the starion one but obviously for the IS and less contrast between the colours

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quote name='Tel' date='Sep 18 2006, 05:15 PM' post='383118']

Just kerbed my f/n/s Hoshi which Lexus Nottm.are collecting from my home & sorting:will let you know the price BUT the process takes 5 hrs & the tyre bead is removed from the rim!

The smoked-mirror finish on the Hoshi has to be applied by a specialist Wheel Renovator that Lex Nottm & BumW use.

Tel :driving:

Cost £65 & I forgot my LOC discount:Superb result.

Tel.

Tel,

Should have waited and got the new optional 18". Here's a better photo than the one I posted earlier.

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Just kerbed my f/n/s Hoshi which Lexus Nottm.are collecting from my home & sorting:will let you know the price BUT the process takes 5 hrs & the tyre bead is removed from the rim!

The smoked-mirror finish on the Hoshi has to be applied by a specialist Wheel Renovator that Lex Nottm & BumW use.

Tel :driving:

Cost £65 & I forgot my LOC discount:Superb result.

Tel.

there is a place in colwick on dalside rd that does them that day for £50 per wheel, cant remember the name.

there's a place i use about 15mins away from notts that did mine in two tone. 1 for the rim and another for the inner bit. £55 but I did a deal and got all four for £200 took one back a month later because it was kerbed again and he did it as good as new for £10!!!!!!

same princapal as the starion one but obviously for the IS and less contrast between the colours

RearWheel2.jpg

can you provide the company's address and contact number please mate? :D

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there's a place i use about 15mins away from notts that did mine in two tone. 1 for the rim and another for the inner bit. £55 but I did a deal and got all four for £200 took one back a month later because it was kerbed again and he did it as good as new for £10!!!!!!

can you provide the company's address and contact number please mate? :D

Finaly found the pics of the Lex wheels

Sparkle silver on the outside and a subtle shade darker on the inside. You could easaly go darker and they would look stunning but i was trying to get them to look origional without having them diamond cut and going scabby v quickly again

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There called Belmont Metal Finashing, there in Old Dalby

01664 822482

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Just kerbed my f/n/s Hoshi which Lexus Nottm.are collecting from my home & sorting:will let you know the price BUT the process takes 5 hrs & the tyre bead is removed from the rim!

The smoked-mirror finish on the Hoshi has to be applied by a specialist Wheel Renovator that Lex Nottm & BumW use.

Tel :driving:

Cost £65 & I forgot my LOC discount:Superb result.

Tel.

Tel,

Should have waited and got the new optional 18". Here's a better photo than the one I posted earlier.

Now those new 18" IS wheel do look the part...

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Personally I think the new 18" wheel looks like the evolution of the original IS200 17".

To my mind, the the multi-spoked style suites the side-profile of the new IS & the smoked -chrome finish has real class.Lexus Nottingham were so impressed with the set-up they "modified" a Demo even fitting the then newly launched mud-flaps.

Tel

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