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post #1 of 7 Old 6th June 2019, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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How to spot fake Style 65s?

There is a guy selling some wheels that look like style 65s that have been chrome plated/dipped. Correct dimensions and everything and sent photos of the barrel of the wheel. I think it looks right, but was looking for an expert opinion. They're cheap enough that I could get them and have them redone in shadow chrome and still be doing ok, or even Plasti dip them for some track wheels.
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There should be BMW/BBS stamps on the back of the wheels, either on the spokes or the hub, don't remember exactly.

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For some reason I can't see your thumbnails, however this might be a good read to help you decide:

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...efinished.html

This link is for the pictures of my wheels and posted on page 4 of the above topic, save you wading through each post.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...RiS19HbnlkY0xR

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If the wheels have been chromed, it is my understanding that it is difficult to remove the chrome in order to paint (as is the case with shadow chrome). If it is your intent to paint them, you might want to confirm this before you commit.
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If the wheels have been chromed, it is my understanding that it is difficult to remove the chrome in order to paint (as is the case with shadow chrome). If it is your intent to paint them, you might want to confirm this before you commit.
I made the mistake of buying a set of chrome'd style 65's some time ago. The cost/time to dechrome them was not worth it.
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If the wheels have been chromed, it is my understanding that it is difficult to remove the chrome in order to paint (as is the case with shadow chrome). If it is your intent to paint them, you might want to confirm this before you commit.
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If the wheels have been chromed, it is my understanding that it is difficult to remove the chrome in order to paint (as is the case with shadow chrome). If it is your intent to paint them, you might want to confirm this before you commit.
I made the mistake of buying a set of chrome'd style 65's some time ago. The cost/time to dechrome them was not worth it.
Even at $200 for the set? If it's not worth it for them, I'll just leave them for someone who wants chrome 65s
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Even at $200 for the set? If it's not worth it for them, I'll just leave them for someone who wants chrome 65s
Just call whomever you'd have them refinish them and ask what they'd charge? A lot of people won't de-chrome because it's a lot of work. So you'll need to find a shop to remove the chrome and then a shop to refinish. You can get all these numbers and make an informed decision.
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