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    Heres a pic Diamond cut is worse than polished mate. My rear two's need re-cutting because I left the car in storage over winter. Stupidly I didn't clean them or anything and the brake dust has worked itself in. Can't see any corrosion under the paint so should be okay just to get them re cut

     
     

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    This is what my wheels are like now mate:





    Tryed to polish them using AG metal polish, not very good either.



    The rear ones won't shift the brake dust whatever I try



    And this is what they use to look like (second day I had the car)

     
     

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    I couldnt be arsed with all the polishing. The guy refurbed my wheels with a chrome effect powder coat and it looks superb.
    I wasnt sure at first when he told me about it, but had a look around and its excellent stuff. Dont have to worry about salt and crap eating into the wheel...

    Here is what it looks like...
     
     

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    That looks ace. I wasn't sure If I could get paint on diamond cut lips. If I can i'll ditch the white and go for chrome like you've got.

    Whats the rough cost?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    That looks ace. I wasn't sure If I could get paint on diamond cut lips. If I can i'll ditch the white and go for chrome like you've got.

    Whats the rough cost?
    Im not sure what it would cost alone as I had all the wheels stripped, split new bolts...etc..

    I used this guy http://www.1stclassalloys.co.uk/
    Mark Vorny has also used him as well. His name is Paul and does a really good job. Give him a ring and have a chat with him....
     
     

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    They look smart mate, wish my wheels were as shiny. Although i'd do as Amos has, in my opinion silver lip to colour coded centre looks the biz.
     
     

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    Chrome effect looks really good!

    Two of my old BBS rims had just the lips chromed... really made a difference in my opinion
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusey View Post
    Chrome effect looks really good!

    Two of my old BBS rims had just the lips chromed... really made a difference in my opinion
    I wasnt sure of the chrome effect at first when the guy explained my options. So I googled it and it looked superb. So i went for the outer rims chrome effect and the centres bright silver. Well pleased with the results and I like the fact they dont need to be polished every five mins...
     
     

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