Wheel refurb. Before / After

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Thought I would show you my wheels before and after.
They took around two weeks each , one at a time. They where in a bad way when I bought the car,
First they were stripped, sent to the powdercoaters who dipped and bathed them in a mild acid based liquid. Then baked. Followed by sand bast. I fancied a change to the silver and went for a Lamborghini colour.
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On return I replaced the rear tyres from 225/45r17 to a slightly wider 235/45r17. The result was this.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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then centres replaced with darker AMG (rep) ones

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They are so easy to clean due to the thick paint, so no excuse for dirty wheels anymore! :)
 
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They are a bit marmite , But suit the car colour I think, Bonus thing is, as they have been refurb well, Its not a massive job to paint.
 
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I prefer the new colour, I've always liked the 'gun-metal grey' look.
 

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I also prefer the new colour, gunmetal and the black AMG centre :thumb:
 

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They are so easy to clean due to the thick paint, so no excuse for dirty wheels anymore! :)


Is that some dirt by the tyre valve? :D

Not sure the gunmetal does it for me but difficult to tell without a picture of the whole car.

Also is the car an AMG? - Pet hate of mine is "false" badges on cars (although in my youth I must confess to taking a tuned mark 1 escort mexico and rebadging it as a "1.1L" to make people feel doubly bad when it beat them from the lights!)
 
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Hi, nope the car is not a AMG , but when looking for caps, I thought these would suit it better as they are now not standard, And yep, a trip to Scotland plus a muddy field has left bits of muck around and about, Will be minting back up this weekend.. ( here is a side pic for you pre centre caps fitted)

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Had a quick glance and they look smart, but is that £53 each?
 

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no harm in asking! im sure 10% wouldnt be an issue for them, just mention you are a member of mercedes club ;)
 
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Various centre cap options can be seen at: http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/option/centre_caps_mercedes

Would look better with your current ones colour coded, leave the star and the round ring in chrome.


Thats not a bad idea. I was looking at carbon fibre with chrome star, But they looked a bit cheap..

no harm in asking! im sure 10% wouldnt be an issue for them, just mention you are a member of mercedes club
We supply them with parts , so I would hope for at least 40% ;)
 

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Thanks for posting the pic of the whole car.

Looks a lot better, although I am still not a massive fan. I guess I must have been "conditioned" to Mercedes silver wheels. Probably means I dont like change:eek:!

At the end of the day, it is what you think that counts and if when you look at it, it gives you a buzz, then that is what it's all about. Enjoy it:thumb:
 
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After 24 hours of them fitted, The centres are not growing on me, In fact I really dislike them and think they make wheels look small, and take away the great job on the refurb, So I have ordered some A22040001259771
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I am going to paint the silver part to a graphite colour to match the wheels, I shall keep you posted...
 

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Get the lips cut and different caps, shorter valve stems and then they will look great IMO :thumb:
 
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Ok, quick update:
New caps have landed
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Started stripping the chrome star off ready for painting the cap itself in the same colour as the wheels..

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more pics to follow!
 

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