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      03-03-2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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Refinishing my HRE's- which finish would you suggest?

I am getting my HRE 540R's refinished as we speak, and I am having trouble deciding on the finish. My car is AW with a bunch of CF mods (currently on powdercoated zcp wheels). I am considering the following finishes:

1) Gloss Black Centers/Polished Lips
2) Satin Black Centers (not flat black)/Polished Lips
3) Satin Black Centers/Gloss Black Lips
4) Charcoal Centers/Polished Lips

What do you guys think? I have only been able to find one pic of gloss black 540R's on an AW m3, and the pic is horrible (below). If any of you guys have more pics of this car, please post. I have also attached a picture of a 540R wheel with option 1, 3, & 4.



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I may be in the minority, but I've never been a big fan of two-tone dish wheels. if you go black center, I'd vote for the gloss black lip as well.
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Gloss black face + lip with "HRE" stickers
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None of the above. Brushed centers with polished lip.
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      03-03-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback- I think I am leaning toward either satin black or charcoal centers. Have to decide in the next couple hours

If anyone has other pics of the HRE 540R's finished, please post... TIA!
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I think some of the rim face detail is lost with the black finishes. I'd go charcoal with a polished lip.
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Is satin black like semi-gloss? My vote goes to the brushed or a textured black.

I'd do chrome lips instead of polished....much easier to clean.
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Is satin black like semi-gloss? My vote goes to the brushed or a textured black.

I'd do chrome lips instead of polished....much easier to clean.

satin is like a semi-gloss.

Regarding polished vs chrome lips: chrome is definitely easier to maintain; however, if you ever curbed the wheel, the repair is $150-200 compared to $60-100 if its polished.

I am still deciding between a darker charcoal with polished lips or the satin black/gloss black combo

If anyone has any pics, please share. The only mesh wheel I have found in charcoal on an AW is tightie's old set-up. Haven't found any mesh wheels with the two-tone black finish yet other than what's above.
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don't get the HRE stickers part... are you guys referring to a vinyl sticker on the lip like many bbs owners do?
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