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Old 13th February 2018, 03:23 PM   #21
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Thanks for the input everyone.
Very much appreciated.
Will see what Lepsons have to say and then explore some of the suggestions you have posted here.
Last option is to get new from BMW but this is my last option .
If there are any further suggestions from people who have been here before, I would appreciate it.

I have had my M3 from new and still love it.
I am thinking of a full refurbishment, including paint , rather than buying another car, so if there are suggestions as to who to go to , I would also be grateful.
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Old 13th February 2018, 09:20 PM   #22
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Try calling First Aid Wheels in London who offer a refurb service giving an OEM polished finish and correct painted rest of the wheel with a laquer coat over the whole wheel. They charge £696 rather than £456 for a diamond cut finish. I keep flip flopping between properly refurbing my unmolested 19" rims and putting a set of CSL reps on which would cost less.

How easy is it to polish the wheels?
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Old 13th February 2018, 09:44 PM   #23
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First Aid Wheels in London who offer a refurb service giving an OEM polished finish and correct painted rest of the wheel with a laquer coat over the whole wheel. They charge £696 rather than £456 for a diamond cut finish
Sounds promising...


Would like to hear from anyone who's had this done
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Old 14th February 2018, 06:51 AM   #24
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So would I - I have used them before where they swap your wheels for refurbished ones and the quality was very good. Perhaps if anyone liv es near them they could take a look?

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Old 14th February 2018, 11:53 AM   #25
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Thanks Oasis
I have to say the mirror finish looks amazing !

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Itís quite easy to tell the difference, if you know what youíre looking for... OEM finish is very smooth, almost mirror-like but not quite; mirror polished is very shiny and reflective. Diamond-cut will have fine lathe-cut lines in it, a bit like an LP record. See these pics to compare the difference: http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showpo...3&postcount=24


I refer you back to my first post above
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Old 14th February 2018, 12:38 PM   #26
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Sounds promising...


Would like to hear from anyone who's had this done
FA wheels are excellent. You regularly see Lambos Ferraris in there and they are very skilled at what they do with wheel repair. They're nice and close to me too.

They did a minor kerbing repair (E46 M3) on one of my polished (no lacquer) wheels before and you couldn't tell. This was a few years ago and they said if they lacquered it, there's no guarantee the lacquer will stay on, so I kept it polished bare. They may have changed their processes now though - you will have to double check on their guarantee on mirror and polished wheels that have been lacquered

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Old 14th February 2018, 12:58 PM   #27
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Thanks Sam

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Ah ok, in the case I apologise as I was told I couldn't get them from bmw, i was told a lie and lied to you too.
If you diamond cut the wheels I think you can do that up to 3 times?
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Old 14th February 2018, 10:30 PM   #28
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I have to say the mirror finish looks amazing !
I love them, this is how they look on my car:

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Old 15th February 2018, 09:33 AM   #29
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Looks stunning Oasis !


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I love them, this is how they look on my car:

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Damn you! They look really good! I keep flipping between CSL reps and refurbed OEM.

Lovely polish job Oasis.

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Old 15th February 2018, 03:45 PM   #31
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Is this who you used to polish your Oasis ?
They look amazing

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The only place I know for sure who will polish these rims properly is Pure Klas in Coventry. May be worth contacting if you canít find anyone else locally? http://www.pureklas.co.uk/

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http://http://www.cmwheels.com/index...&product_id=61

Saw these mirror polished finish, if that helps
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Old 16th February 2018, 08:39 AM   #33
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Old 17th February 2018, 09:15 AM   #34
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Thanks Rick.
Do you know the company that are selling them ??
Anyone have any experience of them please.



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Is it just me - I cannot open that link?
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Is it just me - I cannot open that link?
Try this

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