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Old 10-02-2020, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default anyone bought the JBW Torque/Torkers lately

in their website they are advertised as ET20, I thought the MWS version was ET16 and JBW was making the same wheels?

the JGE Torkers were ET20 indeed by the way, but it looks like they are nowhere to be found
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Found them. Personally unless the quality has greatly improved I would not buy anything from MWS or JBW.

http://www.vwjava.webeden.co.uk/jge-wheels/4532880156

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Found them. Personally unless the quality has greatly improved I would not buy anything from MWS or JBW.

http://www.vwjava.webeden.co.uk/jge-wheels/4532880156

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What's wrong with the quality? Are there any confirmed problems or is it just 'scene rumours'.

I have noticed a lot of newer wheels seem to suffer with the laquer peeling and corrosion in what can't be too much of a long time period because of the design of wheel I've seen it on but can't say they are from any one manufacturer.
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What's wrong with the quality? Are there any confirmed problems or is it just 'scene rumours'.

I have noticed a lot of newer wheels seem to suffer with the laquer peeling and corrosion in what can't be too much of a long time period because of the design of wheel I've seen it on but can't say they are from any one manufacturer.
Like I said they may have improved but from personal experience the quality wasnít great. Saying that, any diamond cut lacquer on bare aluminium wheel is susceptible to corrosion in a very short period of time. I would always go for a recognised wheel manufacturer (BBS etc) and then have them refurbished rather than go for a reproduction wheel. Iíve seen too many of these crack or fail completely mainly due the the current state of our roads.

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Found them. Personally unless the quality has greatly improved I would not buy anything from MWS or JBW.

http://www.vwjava.webeden.co.uk/jge-wheels/4532880156

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Thanks Phil, I had an old email address for Java that wasn't working. I'm well aware of the other company's business practices so I'd rather spend my money elsewhere
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Like I said they may have improved but from personal experience the quality wasnít great. Saying that, any diamond cut lacquer on bare aluminium wheel is susceptible to corrosion in a very short period of time. I would always go for a recognised wheel manufacturer (BBS etc) and then have them refurbished rather than go for a reproduction wheel. Iíve seen too many of these crack or fail completely mainly due the the current state of our roads.

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From what I can tell, they powdercoat the rim the base colour, diamond cut it, then clear powdercoat the whole rim. The problem, I think, is the clear coat does not get a good grip on the diamond cut surface.

Years ago I hand polished some 2l rims Painted the black sections with a can, then used some eastwood mag wheel laquer to seal the shiny sections. I don't know what was in it, but it got a very good grip on the polished surface.
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Has anyone had luck lately contacting Jon on this address? jon AT vwjava.com ?
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