400 SPORT WHEELS

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gkeevash
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400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by gkeevash » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:19 pm

Hi All

Just noticed a nasty chip in one of the spokes on on one of the front wheels, it’s small but to me it’s an eyesore and I need to get it sorted.

Problem is I can’t find anyone that can tell what colour the wheel are other than they are Dark Satin Grey. I can’t ascertain colour manufacturer or colour code. I’ve spoken to a dealer and they just referred me to a mobile wheel repairer, who wants to powder coat the whole wheel which seem a bit OTT

Has anyone had to repair wheels on a 400 Sport?

Any help/guidance would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by MM1963 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:55 pm

Lepsons Gillingham..the best bar none. They do ALL McLarens work.
https://www.lepsons.com/
I go nowhere else, amazing what they can do..and very friendly too.
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by NJC » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:18 pm

I would have recommended Pristine in Woburn (Nr MK) but sadly they closed down late last year.


MM1963
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by MM1963 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:26 pm

They quoted me refurbishment on 4 Gyrodyne Diamond cut..£475, or singular £95
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by simpleR » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:22 pm

I believe @Basher on this forum has had his 400 sport wheels refurbished and might have colour codes etc maybe...
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by M21ENO » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:28 pm

Lepsons are good in my experience. Second that recommendation.


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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by basher » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:50 pm

simpleR wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:22 pm
I believe @Basher on this forum has had his 400 sport wheels refurbished and might have colour codes etc maybe...
Yes, I had all 4 refurbed. No-one could provide a colour code, but I was assured that they would match the wheels as close as possible.

As I was having all 4 done, there would be no way to compare new and old.

I went to Auto Curators near Hook - they do my detailing, and they in turn use another company in Basingstoke for wheel refurbs.
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by ml276 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm

you have 3 options really:

1) refurb the entire wheel and powder coat/wet spray
2) smart repair that spoke
3) just cover up the chip with some paint

i have alloy wheel insurance, kerbed both passenger side wheels, had both refurbed + powder coated. few months later, got a stone chip on another wheel. as they are black, it was an eyesore even though probs 4mm only. insurers would have refurbed the wheel but i couldnt be bothered with all that faff just for a chip. felt it wast a good use of either parties time :lol: so just ended up covering it with some black paint

EDIT: obvs mine aren't diamond cut, so this may not apply to you oops :lol: :(
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by GusA » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:11 pm

I have used lepsons in Swindon before and was disappointed with the results. Maybe other branches are better.

Since then I have used thewheelspecialist in fareham and have been very happy with a much better finish.
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Re: 400 SPORT WHEELS

Post by MM1963 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:45 pm

GusA wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:11 pm
I have used lepsons in Swindon before and was disappointed with the results. Maybe other branches are better.

Since then I have used thewheelspecialist in fareham and have been very happy with a much better finish.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you'll find Lepsons have only once branch in the UK and that's in Gillingham, Kent (Also the home of Original Jubilee Clip)
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