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Has anybody had their oem wheels re finished in another colour / shade than shadow chrome? Any pics?
 

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Yes, I bought a set of 65's earlier this year that had already been refinished in a sort of dark gunmetal color. Looks great on my TiAg beast, and I've gotten many compliments on them. Not sure how it would look on other colors. Here's a pic. :)

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Hmmm, I wonder how dark gunmetal would look against a CB beast? Probably OK since dark on dark usually is hard to match.
 

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IMO the many shades of black, grey, and silver get boring. I think the shadow chrome is one of the best finishes on a wheel, and am considering getting my LM's done in shadow chrome as well. What I'd like to see is some body color matched style 65's :cool:
 

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On the picture you see mine, it is carbon black and I love the silver tint against the dark color of the car. The original tint makes the car looks more dark and the wheelsize smaller combined with the color carbon black in my honest opinion......

 

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+1 for a lighter colour. It all depends of course on what each individual owner wants. My wheels were refurbished, in a lighter satin sort of silver, before I bought the car and I much prefer the lighter colour of them against the Silverstone Blue. My car is now quite modified so that keeping it 'original' doesn't really have any meaning anymore. It's a matter of what's pleasing to me. Each to his own.
 

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Are they a lighter shadow chrome or a pure silver? They look good plus they'd be a lot easier to get refurbed!
I'm not sure as they were done before I bought the car but I suspect that they are a standard silver finish. Much cheaper, as you say.
 

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It's more a case of being able to get them refurbed in more places as there aren't loads that do shadow chrome correctly!
 

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heres mine.. there are graphic metalic powdercoat..

heres what i have in storage..virtually brand new set..
 
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ziad i love the front plate fix..lol...thats great..stupid front plates
 

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have you considered some gold bbs with polished lip. they look amazing on your car color. kinda the blue Imriza . wish my car was li mans :)
Those are Work VS-XX wheels, and its an M5 not an STi...
 

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Mine are a satin silver. One has discolored due to heat from a mis-adjusted e-brake; debating whether to have them done in silver again, or something darker that will show brake dust a bit less. True shadow-chrome doesn't seem to be available locally to me, despite diligent searching :( the only place I found wants $200+ per wheel, which I simply can't stomach. Therefore, non-standard color for me!
 

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I had a set of rears I had powder coated in Near Chrome with a clear gloss polyurethane overcoat. It's like a non-metallic silver, quite bright but it looks good on a Jet Black car. I only recently swapped them out for a set of polished Fikse Profil 5S.

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