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Golf GTI Monza Refurb

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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can get 18" Monza 2 alloys refurbed in or around Leeds?

I've got some serious corrosion on one alloy in the form of the dreaded milk effect - no curb damage or scuffs though!

Thanks

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Aren't these incredibly hard to refinish? - if they're finished in the kind of 'grooved' surface like the alloys on my old (and similar age) Passat, then VW were replacing them as they can't be brought back to a factory finish.

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Aren't these incredibly hard to refinish?

They can be done, but not perfectly IMO - it looks like a refurb rather than OEM (IMO). I had one Monza II refurbed once and personally, never again. Alloy excellence was an utmost priority for me (OCD's etc), so I preferred to fork out for a new one the twice it happened.

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I had mine done a couple of years ago - they lasted less than a year before the white worm was back. So if you get them all refurbished I'd get them painted.

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If you've got no kerb damage or chips etc you may be successful in getting them done under VW Warranty - Worth a go.

More info here: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,726.0.html

Unfortunatley it's out of it's warranty by 2 years. I did get them replaced previously when it happened the first time round and now just the one has come back looking worse than ever.

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Unfortunatley it's out of it's warranty by 2 years. I did get them replaced previously when it happened the first time round and now just the one has come back looking worse than ever.

....Then I suggest you do as I did and get them powdercoated:

SmokedChrome_wet.jpg

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....Then I suggest you do as I did and get them powdercoated:

SmokedChrome_wet.jpg

That looks nice and not a million miles off the original finish. Does it still have a high gloss (shiny) finish?

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I just had a set of 18s powder coated in metallic titanium and they look the dogs bollox. Yes, very shiny!

Find a decent plastic coating specialist and ask to see their colour chart. There's loads of options now compared to a few years ago.

Oh, and get them to acid dip the wheels first, rather than shot blast them +++

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Any recent pics of the car, RR? Any further mods of late?

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