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Old 24th May 2018, 09:05 AM
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Default Centre caps refurbishment

I had my wheels refurbished a couple of weeks ago by East Midland Customising in Nottingham and they offered to "give a quick coat of paint" to my centre caps. FOC.

So, I took them 5 of my very worst centre caps so it wouldn't matter if it was a pretty rough job.

Here are the results. Needless to say, I am delighted (and the wheels look great too!).
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2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not - nope, definitely not - horrible botch!).
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Old 24th May 2018, 09:22 AM
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Look very good

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Old 26th May 2018, 01:59 PM
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Looks very good indeed

Audi S8 -99, Pearlescent, Alcantara/silk napa leather, Burr walnut insert, Alcantara roof lining upper pack
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Old 28th May 2018, 08:20 AM
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I'd rather drive on left
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Old 29th May 2018, 12:29 PM
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Nice, very nice. As I type this I'm having a similar FOC job carried out on the centre caps on my "Ronin" 6 spokes by Smart Wheels in Manchester - they did the wheel refurb on these for the recent London Classics "Getaway Cars" stand .

Aaaand....these will be staying on for the meet - no swapping back to my diamond cut 20" FE rims for me this year

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Old 9th April 2022, 06:19 PM
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Can anybody recommend anyone in the south that would refinish these? I have six in need of a lot of TLC.
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