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      11-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
stabmacho90
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Originally Posted by Billyray911 View Post
I bought some csl reps from Mark and although I was very happy with the service and turnaround in getting them,the wheels that I ordered,which were chrome faced,diamond cut have corroded very badly over the space of a short few months.
Before they were put onto the car,I coated them in Autoglym wheel protection and have since used Poorboys,with no slow down in the corrosion.
They will be refurbished as soon as I replace the rear tyres or put my winters on.
As a dealer,I would highly recommend BM Autosport.However,I would be wary of the longevity of some of the finishes...
In fairness,oem wheels have their own issues with them cracking-I found my rear MV3's both had hairline cracks,so get what you like.Buying reps has no stigma attached and might mean that you can get some decent rubber in the deal.
Hi thanks for your respond! Appreciate that. I understand that diamond cut finish tends to corrode easily-be it genuine or reps. Sad to hear that it lets you down just within few month.

Genuine wheels do have issues of cracking??? Oh, when I contacted several sellers of MV3 and MV2 wheels, some of them also said that they had hairline cracks which are not major problem and can be easily repaired but I would want to avoid that! Your story makes me feel that genuine wheels are not that much superior.

I really love a set of alloys on BMautosport website but I just don't have much courage yet to order them since I never bought aftermarket/reps wheels before. and I had no knowledge whether people are satisfied with them or just think they worth as much as they paid for it-which is a disappointment.
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