Posted this on Detailing world as well - thought someone here might have some ideas...
After a bit of advice on refurbing my alloys. They're pretty rare, and no longer made. Severe brake dust damage. I've had a go with Autosmart Ali and a Bilt-hamber claybar, but they're just too far gone.
Problem is they're bronze anodised (not
Subaru Gold bleugh!). Brake dust has eaten into the anodising, so once removed with the claybar, you can see tiny flecks of the base metal showing through. I'm not sure if sometime in their life they've had their protective coating removed...
So, what do I do to get them fixed...? There's a fairly large local place (Lichfield) that seem to do a decent job powdercoating, and they have a range of colours so I'll probably be able to find something close to the current colour. Problem is I'm not sure that powdercoating is what I want.
Do any of the ally refurb places do re-anodising? Any recommendations?
I'm pretty sure I want to keep with the current colour, and definately don't want to come out with bling gold (innit!)!
In their prime... first couple of pics are slightly overexposed - third full car shot is closer to what they look like in the flesh.
Now: (before cleaning - don't have a post clean, but they're still horrible!)