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  1. Hi, I am looking to get my Fondmetal Tech 5 alloy wheels refurbished and am after recommendations please. The short story is this: a tyre fitter gauged 2 of my completely unmarked and in beautiful condition alloy wheels, which necessitated my having to get them refurbished. After some considerable research, I had them refurbished at Pristine Alloy Wheels in Milton Keynes nearly 3 years ago. To be fair, they looked amazing when they came back - see the attached pictures. But fast forward to now and despite the wheels having never been anywhere near a curb or chipped in any way whatsoever, lots of horrible rust can clearly be seen coming through from underneath the paintwork (mainly around the hole where the air valve is, and also around the bolt holes). In fact I first notice clear signs of rust coming through about only 18 months after the wheels had been refurbished. I am absolutely disgusted with this to be honest - the other two wheels that weren't/have never been refurbished, are still unmarked and completely rust free. So you can draw your own conclusions here..... Now a place called Radar International look to have done a good enough job in refurbishing the the alloy wheels on my friends old Audi TT and 12 months on, they still look to be in good condition with no signs of rust (she paid in the region of £90 per wheel to get them done). But having contacted Radar International for a quote, the price they gave me for refurbishing my wheels is £125 + VAT for each wheel, which seems steep to me and is disproportionately higher than what my friend paid. What do you think guys? Grateful for your views and any recommendations please. Thanks.
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