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    Guys,

    Need your opinions please as I'm getting mixed review.

    Thinking of fitting the following AMG wheels on the SLK55, other half is not too keen but I like them, think it will suit the car, they are more or less the same design as my original ones.

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    Yes? Or keep the original ones?

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    Cheers,

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    Yes & give your original ones to me.
     
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    Both sets look like a bee-atch to clean!
     
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    Other than the colour, what is the difference?

    As said, a paint job should suffice. The Mrs probably wants you to take her away for a weekend on the saving. ;)
     
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    Go for the Black, wheel specialistic is where i went to take my penta AMG, black on your SL55 will make your car look more aggressive.
     

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    Not much difference mate, mine has a deeper centre that's all I can spot.
     
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    Charcoal or dark grey looks better than black, imho.
     
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    I think I'd go for saving a grand. She would really love you if you spent that on a w/e away. ;)
     
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    You know she already gets to go on lots of adventures with me :) even the people at her work said "All you do is go on holidays and drive fast cars" lol.
    I do try to look after her. ;)

    I know what you mean though, and I will probably end up leaving them the way they are.

    Was quoted over £100 + VAT per wheel to powder coat them plus polished lips with the wheel specialist

    Think that's a bit too much?
     
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    Forgot to mention, I'm her fav person at the moment as I've got her a brand new A class which she pick up this week.... I can get away with a few things right now...

    I'll post pictures when she picks it up, shes very happy!
     
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    Have a word with Diamond Styling in Sevenoaks. My E55 came fitted with 22 spoke SL55 turbine wheels, so very similar to yours. I never thought they suited the car so I fitted AMG III's but got the turbines refurbed. They fully refurbed them inc a slight colour change before then machining the face and lacquering them. They did a good job and I'm sure they were in the region of £75 per wheel. They wet paint though rather than powder coat, but paint will always give a better finish IMO.
     
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    Thanks Simon, will E-mail them later.
    If I'm honest I would prefer them powder coated if I am going to get them done.
     
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    Just to update the thread.

    I've had the original AMG wheels Powder Coated in Matte black with dimond cut lip. :)
     
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    I'll post some more when I get in :)
     
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    Here are some more:

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    Thanks to The Wheel Specialist, quality is like factory.

    Thanks to you guys on this thread for your recommendations :)

    I think it's a nice improvement :)
     
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    They look great and definitely more of a change than the original option you were looking at. Result!
     
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