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      10-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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18" BMW Performance Style 269 alloys - is there a specific term for the OEM finish?

Firstly, I'm thinking about getting my currently black Style 269 18" alloys refurbed to return them to the OEM finish.

Was wondering if there is a specific term for the OEM standard finish of the 269's or not? This would help to get the finish as close to OEM as possible.

Secondly, what's the general feeling of OEM finish 269's on a silver car? Think they look great on alpine white and all the darker colours but worried that silver on silver might be a bit much. Has anyone got any pics of silver 269's on silver paintwork?

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Firstly, I'm thinking about getting my currently black Style 269 18" alloys refurbed to return them to the OEM finish.

Was wondering if there is a specific term for the OEM standard finish of the 269's or not? This would help to get the finish as close to OEM as possible.

Secondly, what's the general feeling of OEM finish 269's on a silver car? Think they look great on alpine white and all the darker colours but worried that silver on silver might be a bit much. Has anyone got any pics of silver 269's on silver paintwork?

Cheers.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the wheel face is machine finished with two-tone ferric grey inside the spokes. You might want to check out the description on some of the dealership web sites:

"Two-tone ferric gray polished surface with "BMW Performance" wordmark printed on each rim in black"
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the wheel face is machine finished with two-tone ferric grey inside the spokes. You might want to check out the description on some of the dealership web sites:

"Two-tone ferric gray polished surface with "BMW Performance" wordmark printed on each rim in black"
Thanks for that mate. I went to see a company about getting them back to OEM finish and they confirmed that the outside faces are a diamond cut finish with a laquer. Properly expensive to get that done and apparently not durable at all, because once the laquer gets a stone chip or similar, it all begins to corrode and break down so think I'll avoid that.

Instead I'm now looking at going with the standard finish of the M sport wheels (style 193 I believe?).
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