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      11-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Any Way To High Polish OEM 18's or High Polish OEM Alternatives

I ordered with 18's that come with the five spoke wheels but really prefer the high polish look. The five spoke OEM's are fine but I would prefer the 7 spoke wheels that come with the 19's provided they are high polish.

When I was out and about today I saw a 3 series with a high polish 5 spoke wheel and it looked great. I've checked tirerack, turners and have looked around but haven't seen any but maybe I haven't looked hard enough???

Anybody gone the high polish route and would be willing to share thoughts, pics?
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      11-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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It's possible to polish anything, but its a huge amount of work. Usually raw aluminum rims are clear coated to protect the finish, so you would need to first media blast them to remove the clear coat, and then have them polished (friction + time + blood & tears).

You can also look for a local shop that does chrome plating, not sure what the pricing runs but I would imagine it to be pretty high for 4 rims.

Haven't looked at enough rims to know what's available in 5 spoke/polished that would fit an F30 correctly.
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