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  • Minor cosmetic damage to 19" Wheels

    Has anyone managed to find a colour match on the 19” wheel?


    Got a couple of chips and scratches on the rim and I thought I would like to touch them up. Got on to my local dealer, where I had purchased the car and they had no idea. Then I Emailed Vauxhall customer service and they telephoned me a couple of days later and said that they had no idea either but if I took it to my dealer, they could find a match…. :?

    Sounds like the run around to me…. I am a little disappointed as this is my first experience of problem solving by Vauxhall. Any comments or help would be greatly appreciated


    Red VXR
    19" Alloys
    Cruise
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    (the most fun I've had in a car with my cloths on)

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    My mate is an alloy repairer and when I went to him with a damaged Toora alloy he said that he has to match most alloys by eye as the wheel companies won`t give out paint codes (they would rather you bought a new wheel !) , he also said VX were really bad for it ... When he did my Toora it was spot on though, when He came back to me with the wheel he had to point out where he had repaired it as I couldn`t see it ...

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    • #3
      Does he do refurbs as well Bainie ?

      I'd be interested in using him before christmas !
      tuner talk: "Just get out and drive the damn things !!!"
      The truth is out there ...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by M40COO
        Does he do refurbs as well Bainie ?

        I'd be interested in using him before christmas !
        Yep he does full efurbs, or powdercoating, cracking service, based in aberdeen but will do mail order. If you are in the north of scotland you can drop your car off to him. JJ Smartrepair is his company,


        JJ Smart Repair - Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment Specialist

        Whether it is Stone/kerb damage to rims, Flaking laquer or paint, or a full refurbishment we have the solution.

        We undertake wet painting:

        * Original Colour Matched
        * Colour Coding
        * Change of Colour

        Our Powder Coating Service consists of:

        * Dipping to soften existing coat
        * Bead Blasting - No iron shot used to eliminate damage to alloy
        * Powder Coat - Full range of colours available
        * Powder Laquer - Gives a tough Longlasting Finish

        Example of price, 17" GSi Alloy powder Coated £50.00
        Chaeper than buying a new wheel !!!

        We also provide plastic welding and bumper repairs, colour coded or textured, restored to original condition

        For enquiries please contact Gary on 07890 478170
        Email : [email protected]



        Thats his add on another Forum ...

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        • #5
          Cheers ... I'll take a note of that
          tuner talk: "Just get out and drive the damn things !!!"
          The truth is out there ...

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          • #6
            Try using a fine emery to take the roughness off the damage and use "Star Silver" as the touch up paint...virtually an exact match.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by In a state
              Try using a fine emery to take the roughness off the damage and use "Star Silver" as the touch up paint...virtually an exact match.

              Do you know how many shades of 'star silver' there are ?
              tuner talk: "Just get out and drive the damn things !!!"
              The truth is out there ...

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              • #8
                No, but I'm sure your going to tell me now?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by M40COO
                  Originally posted by In a state
                  Try using a fine emery to take the roughness off the damage and use "Star Silver" as the touch up paint...virtually an exact match.

                  Do you know how many shades of 'star silver' there are ?

                  *lol* there are about 7 I think , the same as F**D panther black, they kept changing it as well ....

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                  • #10
                    I used Chipsaway for the wheels on the Vectra. You wouldn't have known they had been done.

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                    • #11
                      Hi all

                      Tnx for all of the pointers and help... I have made the minor repairs, touching up the paintwork using Halford's "Vauxhall Star Silver" which I think is as close a match as I need. The finish is not as good but for minor repairs it is just fine.


                      Mick

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