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What Have People Done About Alloys Bubbling?


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So, Celica's alloys are notorious for bubbling, but what have you guys done about it and how much has it cost? Has anyone has them reburbished, if so how much and where did you have it done?

Cheers guys, I'd be interested to know.

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You have 4 options:

1 - If the car is still under Toyota warranty - They will replace them, maybe with some pushing.

2 - You can get cheap refurb. Mobile places or Halfords.

3 - You can get a complete refurb, about £60-£80 a wheel.

4 - Buy new alloys. Set of 4 with tyres can be about £300.

Hope that helps

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You have 4 options:

1 - If the car is still under Toyota warranty - They will replace them, maybe with some pushing.

2 - You can get cheap refurb. Mobile places or Halfords.

3 - You can get a complete refurb, about £60-£80 a wheel.

4 - Buy new alloys. Set of 4 with tyres can be about £300.

Hope that helps

Cheers Edwardio, much appreciated. It's hard to believe they persisted with the same alloys for so long.

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I had 2 alloys replaced in the 3 year warranty with my car (along with the brake discs reskimmed twice - but thats a different subject all together!)

One the lacquer flaked off, the other buckled.

Generally the dealer were quite forthcoming in getting them changed... however after the car was out of the warranty i changed to some after market wheels just in case!

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So, Celica's alloys are notorious for bubbling, but what have you guys done about it and how much has it cost? Has anyone has them reburbished, if so how much and where did you have it done?

Cheers guys, I'd be interested to know.

I refurbed mine myself.

Went to Halfords and got:

- Masking tape

- Primer

- Any spray paint (although vaulswagen diamond silver is a good match)

- Grit wet and dry sand paper (around 400 grit to sand down; 800 - 1200 to finish... depends of much of a perfectionist you are really)

- Filler (to sort the curbing and any dinks)

Took me a few days to paint and swap the wheels round but was worth it. good as new :D.

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