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YYY
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Post by YYY » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:33 pm

...And I already have to take my QQ back to the dealership due to warning lights ( https://www.qashqaiforums.co.uk/viewto ... 19&t=10653) and I’ve curbed an alloy https://imgur.com/a/OXJG5k4.

I assume many of you have curbed an alloy before, are they easy to get fixed? Expensive?

I know QQ ownership will get better but it’s been an unlucky start!
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Post by MikeGC » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:12 pm

Luckily I have never curbed an alloy.
My partner has done a few times. Luckily for her we have a great friend at the rugby club who’s in the motor trade locally. Curbed alloys, scuffed bumpers and etc. right up to a smashed in tailgate on my old RAV4 (uninsured driver with fake number plates) he had the contacts for a good quality, good value repair.

I realise that is absolutely useless information for you but it’s a pointer in that you might try friends local to where you live or even a local (yuck) Facebook page
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Post by gloucester » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:05 pm

YYY wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:33 pm

I assume many of you have curbed an alloy before, are they easy to get fixed? Expensive?
I was advised when I bought mine that the optional "Alloy Wheel Protection Guarantee" wasn't available for my car owing to the type of alloy - the diamond-cut alloys can't be satisfactorily repaired and can only thus be replaced.

A quick Google shows that some companies DO cover them but replacement is limited to a £150 contribution - e.g. https://www.motoreasy.com/insurance/alloy

And other companies don't - e.g. https://www.evanshalshaw.com/finance/in ... age-cover/ doesn't cover "Wheels that are of chrome finish, polished finish or split rim construction."

But some do include refurbishment - e.g. https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/al ... rbishment/
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Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:45 pm

YYY, unfortunately “Diamond Cut Alloys” are very nice looking until they are “Kerbed” and this is when the fun starts. Some wheels can be machined with a NC Machine that follows the profile but only minimal metal can be removed. Fine welding can also be done and then re-machined but it all costs.
You should use the Camera’s when parking if you hit the “Camera” button this will give you an enlargement of the wheel and Kerb.

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You could attempt to clean this up but it won’t look brilliant, Fine Hand Files / Wet & Dry Paper Fine & Coarse to get the roughness away and then touch the damage up with paint or just spray over with a Clear Coat. It is important to “Seal” it to stop wetness and moisture getting into the wheel as “White Worm” will set in. To buy a New Nissan Wheel is expensive or you should look on the web for a 2nd Hand one.

Take a look at these old posts which might help or go into “Search” as this point has been covered before :
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Post by Qashowner » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:07 pm

You may have to send them off, but there are specialist alloy diamond wheel refurbishers around, http://jpalloys.co.uk/ and http://www.lepsons.com/ first one is in Staffordshire and the second in Kent.
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Post by YYY » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:26 pm

Thanks for the help, I'll look into them once I move. I live on a small terraced street and can only park outside my house. I don't want to fix the wheels now, just to damage them again as I'll not be moving for several years.

I took my QQ into the dealership yesterday and they gave me a courtesy vehicle and repaired the fault parts. The receipt says they fitted a new lane camera and tested it. It was free and took 1 day.
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Post by Buffy » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:57 am

That sounds like my old car - hope you are not near Shrewsbury
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Post by YYY » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:23 am

I’m up north in Scotland, quite far from Shrewsbury.
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