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      02-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Polished ZCP 359Ms

Has anyone tried taking their 359M's into a wheel refinisher to get it redone in a high polished scheme? Is there any disadvantages of doing this to a cast wheel? Thinking about doing it.... got a quote for $100 a wheel.
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      02-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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I'm not talking about chrome here - just polished, like the Morr VS.
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      02-20-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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get it painted black instead. would look bette ron your car austin
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      02-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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everyones zcps are black man
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everyones zcps are black man
Because it looks good
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Has anyone tried taking their 359M's into a wheel refinisher to get it redone in a high polished scheme? Is there any disadvantages of doing this to a cast wheel? Thinking about doing it.... got a quote for $100 a wheel.
Can't comment on the safety of this, but I would be interested to see how this turns out. I think it would look great - the ZCPs already have an almost polished look to them, as it is.
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i say try it out, it deff would look f.in sexy
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+1..take a great looking wheel and ruin it.
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      02-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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Might as well go with chrome if that's the look you're going for. Very similar look, but the chrome is much easier to clean.

That style of wheel is a pain to clean as is, wouldn't want to clean a polished version on a regular basis.
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I'd be down for a machined face, especially if you could make the back portion dark grey like the BMW Performance wheels. See below...

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^ always loved those wheels
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Yes a machined or brushed finish would look really nice. Ask FLOSS to do it, this guy takes wheels to another level. How much of a polish are you thinking about? You could have it done and if you want to add a little more depth you could leave the face and paint the inners a charcoal or silver.
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It won't hurt the wheel at all I have had polished wheels on my other cars just be prepared to sit there and clean them for a while if the wheels are raw finish and not clear coated. Me personally I love the raw finish but don't enjoy cleaning them as much anymore. Another advantage to leaving them raw, if you scratch them a little, you could just wet sand that spot and get imperfections out yourself with a little polish and time.

Its safe as long as they don't have to take like 5mm of metal to get imperfections out.
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I'm not talking about chrome here - just polished, like the Morr VS.
Depends on which you're referring to, but usually our VS8.2 we do in Brushed/Cleared. If you're talking about the order VS8 and such (where the inner-spokes were black or silver and the face bright), then it was machined/cleared.

Hope this helps - cheers!!!
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I have a set of used ZCP's on the way and will get all the curbed area repaired, then finishing it in shadow chrome (E39 M5 wheels are finished this way).

Why am I doing it? Because as much as I'd like a set of brand new wheels for $3k + tires, I'm more comfortable paying what I'm paying while still putting a personal touch on my car.
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Personally would love to see someone do this.
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I have gone as far as using a compound and polish to remove some light scratches and swirls. Sounds like the OP wants to lay down a new finish on the wheels

Two completely different things
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Because it looks good
Played and overdone IMO. Black wheels
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      07-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #22
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Played and overdone IMO. Black wheels
Agreed. Plus IMHO, it hides the crazy design of the ZCP's.
I'm contemplating powdercoating mine. Thinking similar finish to BBS' Diamond Black finish.
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