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post #1 of 20 Old 22nd November 2017, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to refinish my E39 M5 stock rim

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I am looking to refinish my rims to stock color. Is anyone could suggest a good place in southern california?
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I am looking to refinish my rims to stock color. Is anyone could suggest a good place in southern california?
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Check out Onsite Wheels located at 11801 Cardinal Cir j, Garden Grove, CA 92843

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The only place to do it right is Prince wheels in North Carolina. Yes it's a pain to ship, but the shadow chrome is done with the right paint and process so the finish is OEM. Most shops fail doing a true shadow chrome
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The only place to do it right is Prince wheels in North Carolina. Yes it's a pain to ship, but the shadow chrome is done with the right paint and process so the finish is OEM. Most shops fail doing a true shadow chrome
That is simply not the case. There are many places that know how to re-finish these wheels. I just had my set refinished locally (DFW area) and the wheels are virtually identical to factory finish (I have other wheels with original factory finish to compare).

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That is simply not the case. There are many places that know how to re-finish these wheels. I just had my set refinished locally (DFW area) and the wheels are virtually identical to factory finish (I have other wheels with original factory finish to compare).
Where'd you take them and what was the turnaround time? I'm in Houston and if they did a good job, may be worth a trip.

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Where'd you take them and what was the turnaround time? I'm in Houston and if they did a good job, may be worth a trip.
I have posted all info an pictures in my build thread, just go to last page (not sure how to post link to just single post):

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ure-heavy.html

Turnaround was 2 days. But I was also fixing other issues, which might have contributed to this.

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Prince wheels is the only place that uses the lead paint that the factory uses. Yes the finish may look the same, but it isn't the same. That at least is my understanding and why I did my wheels with Prince.
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Prince wheels is the only place that uses the lead paint that the factory uses. Yes the finish may look the same, but it isn't the same. That at least is my understanding and why I did my wheels with Prince.
Lead paint has nothing to do with it. Back in the day, lead paint allowed for much finer grind (making finer metallic "grain"), decreased the amount of time that the paint takes to dry, made the paint more durable, and caused the paint to be more moisture resistant. None of this is an advantage any longer due to modern paints being as good or better than lead paint. Not to mention modern re-finishing technologies. The key here is gloss black backing and very fine metallic silver paint. Whether its lead, acrylic, lacquer, or something else, doesn't really matter.

Plus, I'm sure Prince is not the ONLY place that uses lead paints. And in the end, if it looks THE SAME, I don't really care of the process is the same. I'm after the look, not the chemical composition of my wheel paint. Don't get me wrong, they do outstanding job - but they are not the only place capable of same result.

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