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Old 09-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #16
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I do not think they are hypersilver, they are just regular silver as far as I can tell.
They are. All 65s are.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:25 PM   #17
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You won't get a close match for OEM Chrome Shadow M5 wheels. Either reifnish all four, or have a mismatched wheel. I would go to Carcone's (time consuming though) or Rim Techniques.

Avoid Precision Rim Repair like a herpes warted drunk hoe. Search for threads by me for more details on the BS I had to go through.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:49 PM   #18
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I'd like to know, too. My set of silver 18x9 RGRs can use some refinishing (no curb rashes, just lots of hairline scratches).
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:40 PM   #19
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The BMW dealers don't use either of the two places you mentioned.

So you are wondering who they use?

http://www.mobilewheelrepair.ca/
Ok, so I called them today, they honestly didn't give me the confidence that they would do a long lasting job, sounded more like a quick fix to re-sell a car.

Apparently they come to you, take about 1 hour a wheel, they don't even take the tire off the wheel (not sure if they even take the wheel off the car, and they "blend it in". When I asked about long term durability (swapping tires etc), they told me there is chance """if not done right""" that it will scratch again...

He kept telling me they do BMW dealers ( like I give a shit) since dealers care only about a good appearence when the car is beign sold off on the lot...

I may be leaning towards carcone/rim techniques, I am going to pass by there on monday and show them the wheels/damage and get them to confirm match of colour.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #20
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I used Precision to straighten and refinish a set of wheels last year. They took FIVE WEEKS and did a terrible job. Avoid like the plague.
Precision did my 18" RS and they did an amazing job! They took around 4 weeks (as thy told me they would).

I'd deffinatly go back!

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Old 10-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #21
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Another option for you: http://wheelwizards.ca/index.html

I used them to refinish a set of BBS wheels I had on my Subaru. I was happy with the results.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:55 AM   #22
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The BMW dealers don't use either of the two places you mentioned.

So you are wondering who they use?

http://www.mobilewheelrepair.ca/
I like thier before and after gallery where the last pic shows a different (looks older) tire on the after wheel!

But seriously, I am looking to refinish my four wheels too... So let's see the votes for the best place to take them!
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:02 PM   #23
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[quote=Gamite;1454092]Terry, FYI, OEM shadow chrome is nearly impossible to replicate.../QUOTE]

Part of that might also be due to the fact that the original paint that was used on the finish was a lead based from a company in Italy which is probably illegal here in Canada.

OP you might find some useful information here
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...finishing.html
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:02 PM   #24
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Talking Wheel Wizards

Just checked out Wheel Wizards in Hamilton website.. If the price is decent, and since I am in Owen Sound area anyway (out of the GTA) I think they are the choice for me!

Anyone have any horror stories about them?

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:50 PM   #25
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Hamilton is too far out of the way.

I will be reporting back once I speak to Rim Techniques and Carcones on Monday.

If I have to re-do all 4, I will be going gunmetal or shiny black.

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Old 10-02-2010, 01:25 AM   #26
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Just my opinion on Wheel Wizards for those wondering - been in there a couple times and those guys are arrogant pricks. They are more interested in selling big ugly cheap chrome shit to drug dealers than actually repairing wheels. I've been told more than once, quite rudely, that a wheel was junk when I know for a fact that someone with some actual skill could fix it fairly easily. "Wizards" is a serious misnomer.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:48 AM   #27
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Sometimes businesses actually try to lookout for the customers. If the wheel is not worth fixing, they'll tell you. If the customer really wants it fixed, I'm sure the company will have no problem taking your money...
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:15 AM   #28
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double post...

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:55 AM   #29
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Sometimes businesses actually try to lookout for the customers. If the wheel is not worth fixing, they'll tell you. If the customer really wants it fixed, I'm sure the company will have no problem taking your money...
That is very well true for some businesses, this one too, who knows...seems that their attitude, however, was the issue.
I refuse to deal with anyone who thinks they are all that because they are a grease monkey and can fix cars/sell parts, etc....

For me, customer skills goes a looooong way, and if anyone ever mistreats me "attitude wise", they can pretty much forget it... a few Max's Sponsors need to work on that attitude.

At the end of the day, someone is gonna get my money regardless, they just have to be nice about it.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #30
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For me, customer skills goes a looooong way, and if anyone ever mistreats me "attitude wise", they can pretty much forget it... a few Max's Sponsors need to work on that attitude.

At the end of the day, someone is gonna get my money regardless, they just have to be nice about it.
Couldn't have said it better. Attitude goes a long way.
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