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Dear All,

Its happened. Everyone said it would, and I told them it wouldn't, but it did.

I gathered this was the best place to come for help. So...What can be done? Who do I go to? How much will it cost me?

Thanks in advance!

JA
 

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I've done the same with one of mine, thanks to my neighbour trapping me in.

As it's only one, I'll take it to Mini Park Lane Service Dept. for a refurb.

It usually costs around £70.

There are other places who do it, but it's less hassle to take it to the dealer I find.
 

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Just to confirm, that's £70 per wheel........fortunately one one of mine has been scuffed
 

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Awesome, I would much rather get it done by the dealer. I work 5 mins walk from the Park Lane dealership, is the service dept. near there?

Thanks again
 

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I don't know if you're from over the pond, but in the UK we have kerbs, not curbs - just me being a pedantic git.>:D

I've got black victory spokes, and current;y park about 2 feet away from them :D

good luck with getting them fixed anyway.
 

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Me too Mikes wagon-paranoid! Not to say I wont-I did my r56 on our drive due to a neighbour and my mum's parking and me being impatient! Grr. I took mine to mini who did a brilliant smart repair. however I can also recommend prestige wheels in Birmingham (good website) who do a courier service, ie pick up repair and drop off and they did my wife's diamond turned alloy which mini dealers wont touch so well you really couldn't tell; they are truly amazing ! of course you are then without a car for a while or need a spare!
 

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They are brilliant; not many will touch diamond turned alloys. They are BMW approved and did a perfect match on the wife's Highgate cabriolet, (only for her to swap it for a Roadster! Hey ho!)
 

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I hope you get the wheel repaired quickly and then you can forget it ever happened:)


I don't know if you're from over the pond, but in the UK we have kerbs, not curbs - just me being a pedantic git.>:D

I've got black victory spokes, and current;y park about 2 feet away from them :D

good luck with getting them fixed anyway.

Haha I have always parked two feet away since have cars with alloys:D the great thing about the Mini not being too wide!
 

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A tip - the black wheels are the same colour as the black roof. I managed to kerb my front nearside wheel this week in a multi storey car park at the ticket barrier (still managed to do 6,000 miles before the inevitable) . touched in the marks with my black touch up pencil and unless you get on your hands and knees you won't notice it.
I reckon they design these wheels to make loads on wheel refurbs :)
 

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Or the kerbs are just at the right or wrong height. I always buy tyres with the rim protector ridge if I can but often it's not enough.
 

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Just got one of my wheels done today.
Have not hit a kerb in years so was really dissapointed to do it ( horrible noise!).
Took in the the local " dent magician" place and they did it in a couple of hours. Turned out the damage wasn't too bad. I think price depends on the actual damage but what a relief seeing the car all pristine again.
Price I paid was under £50! (although was so pleased gave them a bit extra):D
 

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I've done mine 3 times already. At BMW Stephen James, Enfield its £60 per wheel. I rushed there for the 1st ding, I've decided to sit the winter out, collect a few more then go back.

In the interim-using black nail varnish to cover the smaller dings....works fine and guy at repair place said it would not cause any lasting issues.
 

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Tbh a bit of time and care you'd be ok like this. I 've filled sanded and paintedalloys before. If you can get a decent paint match black wheels are probably easier to do yourself than silver .getting the exact match ifs the main issue.
 

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The best temporary fix I have found is to use a black felt marker pen with indelible ink, cost 99p from the local post office.
 

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curbed my wheel after four days of having it.
drove it for a month before I had to get some
one in to fix it. it was only about a quarter of
an inch but every time I cleaned the wheels
it was laughing at me. (male ego was hurt).
cost me £40 and was worth it. got fed up of
explaining it to every smart arse that never
curbed his wheels.
 
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