wanted to buy 19" genuine wheels

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  1. 13 Feb 2018 at 3:23 PM #21
    M1k3y

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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.
    Thanks
     
  2. 13 Feb 2018 at 9:20 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?
     
  3. 13 Feb 2018 at 9:44 PM #23
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    Sounds promising...


    Would like to hear from anyone who's had this done
     
  4. 14 Feb 2018 at 6:51 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?

    West Heath Yard, 174 Mill Ln, London NW6 1TB
     
  5. 14 Feb 2018 at 11:53 AM #25
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    Thanks Oasis
    I have to say the mirror finish looks amazing !

     
  6. 14 Feb 2018 at 12:38 PM #26
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    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 :)

    Good luck!
     
  7. 14 Feb 2018 at 12:58 PM #27
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    Thanks Sam

     
  8. 14 Feb 2018 at 10:30 PM #28
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    I love them, this is how they look on my car:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 15 Feb 2018 at 9:33 AM #29
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    Looks stunning Oasis !


     
  10. 15 Feb 2018 at 10:17 AM #30
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    Damn you! They look really good! I keep flipping between CSL reps and refurbed OEM.

    Lovely polish job Oasis.

    Cheers,

    David
     
  11. 15 Feb 2018 at 3:45 PM #31
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    Is this who you used to polish your Oasis ?
    They look amazing

     
  12. 15 Feb 2018 at 10:41 PM #32
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  14. 17 Feb 2018 at 9:15 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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  17. 17 Feb 2018 at 10:16 AM #37
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  18. 31 May 2018 at 12:31 PM #38
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    I’m buying a e46 M3 this weekend and I know the wheels will need doing I live by Windsor any suggestions where to get them done so they look original ?
     
  19. 1 Jun 2018 at 9:39 AM #39
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    I had 2 sets refurbished for mine as I was expecting lacquer lift and needing to refurbish again but it has been 2 years and a combination of the car being garaged and left outside and they are still mint.

    So if anyone wants my freshly refurbished set please PM me. But don't expect to pay me something silly like £400!....they owe me a fair bit.
     

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