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Old 26th March 2009, 23:47   #1
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Questions for BBS wheels owners, how different is the black diamond finish with stock M5 wheels?

I need to have my stock rims refinished, just wondering how much darker or lighter is the stock rims compared with the diamond black finish on BBS RGR, RSGT, etc....

Anyone has a side by side pictures?

I was going for the gunmetal finish, but I think it doesn't look good on LeMans Blue.
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I have the RS-GTs in diamond black and they are alot darker then the stocks... In comparison the stocks could be considered polished aluminum... Don't take it as black and white but they are very much darker...
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Are those lips polished?

I don't see how that can be darker than stock. Maybe it's the lighting.

Damn....I'm liking those wheels more and more everytime I see it. Maybe I should forget about refinishing my stockers and get these ones.

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the pearl effect on Diamond Black is much much more illuminate.

the OEM shadow chrome actually seems darker in darker light, where as the Diamond Black reflect a lot more with the proper lighting

the OEM finish seems more satin/matte compared to Diamond Black, Diamond black also has a way of changing colors under certain lighting



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here is member stilov's car, i believe his wheels are diamond black
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didn't realize you had a pic.... sweet.
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here is the car now...although the wheels were dirty and it was at dusk so the previous pic is probably better
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yes sir, got a couple more.. (didn't take too many on that drive)
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that's a sharp looking little audi estate.. i like those two big afterburners on the back
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