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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Exel Wheels - Top job on Porsche Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Reply with quote

Just a big thanks to Chris for refurbing my wheels.
Top job and great service.
Over the moon and highly recommend. thumbsup.
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peterg1965
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top job, they look fantastic!
 
  
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tim993
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice indeed.

he is doing a set for me at the moment (for the Mrs' car). We have chosen the same colour as another 911uk member has used for his Mini, as those looked so good.

handy thing this forum!

I recommend anyone to go to Chris with wheel issues - he really is very knowledgable, helpful and a total pleasure to deal with

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same, just had two sets done, delivered to me Friday, possibly on his way back from this post??

Anyway - cup 2s and turbo twists (he sourced those as well!) in a particualr colour, and the cup 2s were centres only which must have been a pain in the ass to complete.

Job looks superb, better than new...and I also had a set of tyres from him at the same time, painless.

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sidlo
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheels look superb Kelsey, but I am more impressed with the cleanliness and condition of your car as a whole. The paint and glint on the windows suggest a lot of elbow grease before you took those pics. That or Gurchin has been busy. We must be told.........
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Exel Wheels - Top job Reply with quote

Kelsy wrote:
Just a big thanks to Chris for refurbing my wheels.
Top job and great service.
Over the moon and highly recommend. thumbsup

Those wheels look amazing !. Were they badly kerbed in the beginning?
Your car is a credit to you. Have you detailed it yourself ?
Looking forward to getting my wheels done soon.
Car arrives tomorrow so a very long detailing session is in need
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Kelsy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidlo wrote:
Wheels look superb Kelsey, but I am more impressed with the cleanliness and condition of your car as a whole. The paint and glint on the windows suggest a lot of elbow grease before you took those pics. That or Gurchin has been busy. We must be told.........


Hey Sidlo,
Thought I read you had sold... Good to see your still in touch.
Yes I have to admit I put in some hard work in anticipation for the return of the wheels....
Lots of top polish out their but it's simply the following:
All Auto Glym. First Super resin polish (deep shine for dark colours), then Hi Def Wax. Windows AG window polish inside and out.
I love minting her up. Sad isn't it......
Love the look of the 997 model. Could look at pics all day. Please post more pics anyone for a shine off........ Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top job Chris Thumb

Another vote for AutoGlym Ultra Deep Shine resin polish - amazing results always. Car is looking great Kelsy.

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sidlo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kelsey, yes I sold out and regret it already. Looking at your car just makes it worse. I must have every polish and cloth available which i used constantly on my black babe. Now the Landrover (although excellent in the snow/ice and on my new shoot) looks better dirty and constantly is, so I aint wasting good quality polish on it. It can wait till I return to the fold.

In the meantime stilll lurking Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you getting next Sidlo? A C GTS maybe?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holding out first to look at the 998 in the flesh, if not up to snuff (and it had better be) a used GTS would be hard to beat and I must say looks like a good buy.

We will see, her indoors is liking the LR at present and I do need the 4wd at the moment, hence the very reluctant sale.
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Martian
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1

Chris has also refurbed wheels for me, top service.
 
  
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Kelsy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Exel Wheels - Top job Reply with quote

michelin wrote:
Kelsy wrote:
Just a big thanks to Chris for refurbing my wheels.
Top job and great service.
Over the moon and highly recommend. thumbsup

Those wheels look amazing !. Were they badly kerbed in the beginning?
Your car is a credit to you. Have you detailed it yourself ?
Looking forward to getting my wheels done soon.
Car arrives tomorrow so a very long detailing session is in need
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Hey Michelin,
See post on polish and wax used. No, wheels were not kerbed but looked dull and had some stone chips on leading edge of spokes plus marks around bolt holes.
Thanks for the positive feedback on the shine!
Good luck with your many hours of enjoyment (and polishing) on the new arrival
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Exel Wheels Refurb Reply with quote

Chris from Exel collected my wheels today for a refurb so I have his replacements on at the moment, makes the car look totally different. Having my 19" wheels colour coded together with some new colour coded centre caps, not to mention the fact I also need two new front tyres.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, how you get used to stuff. Those wheels look tiny!
 
  
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Thor
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you'll be over the moon with the results;I was! worship
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Exel Wheels Reply with quote

Just a quick note to say that I had the opportunity to meet and try out the services offered by Chris W. I needed four new tyres rather urgently anyhow, but it was made even more so due to the fact that the car was already booked for an MOT at Tognola, which I knew it would probably fail due to the tyres.
No problem for Chris! I dropped the car at Tog first thing Wednesday morning and jumped on the train back to work (got a penalty notice, bloody Southwest trains inspector Mad ). Chris turned up and whipped off my 17" Cup 2s with worn Pirellis and fitted a loan set of Turbo Hollow Spokes, with Pirellis on the front and Falkens on the rear, to use for a few days whilst he ordered in my new Contis Smile
I picked up the car and on the drive home (only a few miles) immediately noticed that there was LESS road noise compared to the smaller 17 PZeros. I was surprised especially seeing as the 18s are lower profile and MUCH wider compared to the 17s. I wonder if this is simply down to the change in brand on the rear?
One other thing I noticed is that for normal everyday driving there is hardly any difference between 17s and 18s. There was a moderate increase in harshness, but only over really bad roads (that's the majority of them, then).
After having the opportunity to experience 18s I would now not be put off considering a set of Sport Classic IIs in the future Thumb
Also, not having my car end up in a hedge after running non 'N' rated tyres for a few days has made my mind up that when the temperature drops I'll be investing in a set of non-N winter tyres.

So, to top it off, fantastic service from Chris. He's very passionate about his job and is a true perfectionist. He inspected my wheels that were reconditioned about a year ago by a local outfit. Their slogan is something like 'passion for perfection'. At the time I was fairly happy as the wheels were quite bad before having them done. Even a rattle can would have been better than not having them done! When I got the wheels back I inspected them closely and noticed that there was quite a bit of orange peel and varying texture. I thought I was being too fussy as "they're only wheels" and forgot about it. However, Chris showed me a wheel that he'd done and the difference was noticeable. Chris's finish looks perfectly smooth just like the paintjob on the bodywork. There is a uniform finish and looks just right.
I won't bother until my wheels start to degrade (or I kerb them with my non-N winter tyres Grin ), but when time comes I'll definitely be using Chris for a refurb.
I also got him to supply a new set of black wheel nuts as mine were looking shabby and one of them started to SHRED when it was removed! Surprised

As for the switch from Pirellis to Continentals, I will post back once I've had a few thousand miles on them or a wet outing!

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ 1 for Exel... he refurbed my solidspoke replicas to a very high standard, is refurbing my brother's SL wheels, and my father's W124 Brabus wheels, wouldnt trust anyone else tbh.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diddy_p wrote:
+ 1 for Exel... he refurbed my solidspoke replicas to a very high standard, is refurbing my brother's SL wheels, and my father's W124 Brabus wheels, wouldnt trust anyone else tbh.

darren


Agreed Chris has just done mine and they are better than new, he had a new Factory wheel on the van and showed me the difference ......mine are so much better than new. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, getting my refurbed Targa wheels this week!

Will post before and after pics soon.


Chris is a top chap!
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