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Chris W
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work, very impressed certainly do lift the whole car.

David I'm sorry I didn't realise I'd have really liked to see them closer up last Sunday, grr. At least you got centre stage Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great job, looks great. i know where to come when needing this bye
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what was the turnaround time please??

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pirellipete wrote:
what was the turnaround time please??

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well we had the car monday - saturday. but refurbing the wheels wasn't the only work that was completed on the car.

the reason we were able to complete the required work before Sundays meet was because it was possible for us to have the car all week and complete the work in between other jobs booked in.

generally our turnaround times are 2-3 days for a full wheel refurb

hope that answers your question
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry @ The Autowerks wrote:
pirellipete wrote:
what was the turnaround time please??

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well we had the car monday - saturday. but refurbing the wheels wasn't the only work that was completed on the car.



Harry

What other work you have done on the car ??


Theo

ps: As said in another post you need to impove the content of the website as most of the areas are emty
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know the reason why the centre of the wheel (wher ethe centre cap sits) was always left unpainted? It tends to corrode obviously.

Do you think it was to do machining to get the mounting face 100% square/true to go on the hub....obviously they have to be mounted on the opposite face to where the studs go through?

Many refurbers paint over the mounting face what do you do Harry, can you machine these?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theogeor wrote:
ps: As said in another post you need to impove the content of the website as most of the areas are emty


couldn't agree more, and whilst it always sits close to the top of priority list, something always comes up which means that spending time updating the website gets parked until i get time. unfortunately 'that time' never comes round between working in the workshop, taking phonecalls, paying suppliers, managing staff etc etc etc.

it's a shame because i love the site, but the lack of content really lets it down.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:
Does anyone know the reason why the centre of the wheel (wher ethe centre cap sits) was always left unpainted? It tends to corrode obviously.

Do you think it was to do machining to get the mounting face 100% square/true to go on the hub....obviously they have to be mounted on the opposite face to where the studs go through?

Many refurbers paint over the mounting face what do you do Harry, can you machine these?


in our process the part behind the centre cap gets powdered, painted and lacquered as per the rest of the face of the wheel (the rear of the wheel is just powdered to replicate OEM finish).

in my opinion it's logical to cover it in order to avoid the common bubbling/corrosion that occurs around the centre cap of the wheel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Harry,
What is Window Tining ?

Should your signature read Window Tinting?

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry @ The Autowerks wrote:
Chris W wrote:
Does anyone know the reason why the centre of the wheel (wher ethe centre cap sits) was always left unpainted? It tends to corrode obviously.

Do you think it was to do machining to get the mounting face 100% square/true to go on the hub....obviously they have to be mounted on the opposite face to where the studs go through?

Many refurbers paint over the mounting face what do you do Harry, can you machine these?


in our process the part behind the centre cap gets powdered, painted and lacquered as per the rest of the face of the wheel (the rear of the wheel is just powdered to replicate OEM finish).

in my opinion it's logical to cover it in order to avoid the common bubbling/corrosion that occurs around the centre cap of the wheel.


Accepted, but what do you do to the mounting face...if it has paint on then there is a chance the wheel will not sit true on the hub.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff wrote:
Hi Harry,
What is Window Tining ?

Should your signature read Window Tinting?

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


have you not heard of it? it's all the rage these days - silver foil applied to the inside of the window! Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry @ The Autowerks wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Hi Harry,
What is Window Tining ?

Should your signature read Window Tinting?

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


have you not heard of it? it's all the rage these days - silver foil applied to the inside of the window! Grin


hahaha, I'll be in to see you soon.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:
Accepted, but what do you do to the mounting face...if it has paint on then there is a chance the wheel will not sit true on the hub.


ah, i see what you were referring to earlier now.

the mounting face is finished in powdercoat, i appreciate your point about the chance of the wheel not sitting ture, but the thickness of the powder is a few hundred microns, which in the real world has a negligible effect on the running of the wheel

machining the mounting face afterwards would pose other problems such as water ingress beneath the powdercoat

also, if it were machined it would have to be machined on a very accurate lathe, in order to ensure a uniform amount of material was removed
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry @ The Autowerks wrote:
Chris W wrote:
Accepted, but what do you do to the mounting face...if it has paint on then there is a chance the wheel will not sit true on the hub.


ah, i see what you were referring to earlier now.

the mounting face is finished in powdercoat, i appreciate your point about the chance of the wheel not sitting ture, but the thickness of the powder is a few hundred microns, which in the real world has a negligible effect on the running of the wheel

machining the mounting face afterwards would pose other problems such as water ingress beneath the powdercoat

also, if it were machined it would have to be machined on a very accurate lathe, in order to ensure a uniform amount of material was removed


Thanks...this is why I think they had to machine both areas in the factory. FYI My current wheels bought full refurbished did not have powdercoating on the mounting face. It is possible to mask off before powdercoating.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Autowerks Wheel Refurbishment 996 GT3 Reply with quote

3 years later my wheels were looking a bit tired and were in need of a proer refurbishment as the paint had chipped in a few places and the effects of heat from trade days were taking their toll...

So gave Harry a Call at Autowerks http://www.the-autowerks.com/default.aspx who refurbished all the wheels

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they also cleaned up the tail pipes and wheel arches... which came up pretty good after all those track days
























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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice...

What was the costs ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very nice...

What was the costs ?


all depends on what you want to get done to your wheels, give 'em a call

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look like Harry came up trumps. Well done guyz. Thumb Sundeep seems happy.

Why (well I know why) do al lthe specialists exist down south?? nooo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I have some slightly tired looking 996 wheels that I want to look like brand new again, only 1 of the wheels has very minor kerbing , the 3 other are fine, can you send me a pm to do the job ?

Car is a daily driver so I cant really be without the car ?

Can you also do minor bodywork painting ?
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Harry,
quality sounds good, PM on it's way, realise your probably very busy.
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