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      02-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #287
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Looks really good Zuzu, really good.

Can't see properly on my phone, is it a gloss or matte finish? Do you know what the couloir code they used was? Been thinking of getting this done for a while now. The wheels are off at the moment for the track so very very tempted!
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      02-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #288
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They look great Joe!

Don't scratch them, get a grey texta and keep it in the g'box, that's the only down side to painted/powder coated wheels, any mark will show up like dogs ba11s. (experience talking here )
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      02-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #289
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Looks slick Joe
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      02-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #290
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Hey Joe here are a couple of my pics, check out the VO sparkling in the afternoon sun!

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      02-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #291
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That looks fantastic. I love it.
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Nice.
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Looks really good Zuzu, really good.

Can't see properly on my phone, is it a gloss or matte finish? Do you know what the couloir code they used was? Been thinking of getting this done for a while now. The wheels are off at the moment for the track so very very tempted!
Thanks... it is a metalic gloss finish.
Paint used was GLASURIT HIGH-SOLID 2K-NFZ DECKLACK SERIE 18 B, 900 Schwarz, I think.. Have it at home, and can get for you.

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They look great Joe!

Don't scratch them, get a grey texta and keep it in the g'box, that's the only down side to painted/powder coated wheels, any mark will show up like dogs ba11s. (experience talking here )
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Looks slick Joe
Thanks guys..


[quote=bmroxm5;11353999]Hey Joe here are a couple of my pics, check out the VO sparkling in the afternoon sun!]]]


Thanks Stu..
Your phone Pix look awesome..
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      02-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #292
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Thanks Stu..
Your phone Pix look awesome..
It's the photographer
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      02-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #293
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It's the photographer
Looks that way....mine are shite compared to yours..
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      02-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #294
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Photos look alright, but I think it would look nicer in person. Looking forward to seeing it soon
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      02-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #295
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It's the photographer
photo looks good but in the last pic there is this crappy black car ruining the photo!!!!

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      02-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #296
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Photos look alright, but I think it would look nicer in person. Looking forward to seeing it soon
True, in that VO in the flesh and in the sun looks awesome..

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photo looks good but in the last pic there is this crappy black car ruining the photo!!!!

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Very nice Joe... No more brake dust problems
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Joe, those pics above make the wheels look dirty (orange/brown tinge). That one you sent me yesterday looked better.
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      02-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #299
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Thanks... it is a metalic gloss finish.
Paint used was GLASURIT HIGH-SOLID 2K-NFZ DECKLACK SERIE 18 B, 900 Schwarz, I think.. Have it at home, and can get for you.
Thanks Zuzu. Appreciate it.
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Joe, those pics above make the wheels look dirty (orange/brown tinge). That one you sent me yesterday looked better.
Highly likely to be the strong orange afternoon sun...
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Joe, those pics above make the wheels look dirty (orange/brown tinge). That one you sent me yesterday looked better.
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Highly likely to be the strong orange afternoon sun...
Exactly Stu.... The initial photos I sent where in my underground garage.
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Very nice Joe... No more brake dust problems
Thanks Ian..I even waxed the wheels before installing them on Raj's advice.
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Thanks Ian..I even waxed the wheels before installing them on Raj's advice.
A sealant is actually better as wax will heat up and cause dust to stick to it IMO...there are some sealants that last for months. I had Opti-Coat on my last wheels which was permanent and made cleaning easy.

Have you had the mid-pipes installed today?
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      02-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #304
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Very nice Joe are you going to mod the grill, side markers etc to remove the rest of the chrome theme?
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      02-15-2012, 11:08 PM   #305
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A sealant is actually better as wax will heat up and cause dust to stick to it IMO...there are some sealants that last for months. I had Opti-Coat on my last wheels which was permanent and made cleaning easy.

Have you had the mid-pipes installed today?
Mid Pipes have arrived at dealership, but won't be delivered until tomorrow..
Have contacted Peter @ Advan to have them installed Saturday morning.

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Very nice Joe are you going to mod the grill, side markers etc to remove the rest of the chrome theme?
Thanks mate.
Side markers and tail pipes will be black nickel finish.
Like the grill as is.

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A sealant is actually better as wax will heat up and cause dust to stick to it IMO...there are some sealants that last for months. I had Opti-Coat on my last wheels which was permanent and made cleaning easy.
Ian, a good quality wax is fine for wheels. Joe has also used wax on his previous wheels (135i) and had fantastic results. Alternatively, you can use a quality sealant, but you will get similar results.

Given that the car is washed weekly, he should be fine washing the wheels with a warm water/pH neutral car wash combination. Just remember to use another MF mitt for your wheels

Remember, the key to clean wheels is to wash them weekly.
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      02-15-2012, 11:57 PM   #307
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Ian, a good quality wax is fine for wheels. Joe has also used wax on his previous wheels (135i) and had fantastic results. Alternatively, you can use a quality sealant, but you will get similar results.

Given that the car is washed weekly, he should be fine washing the wheels with a warm water/pH neutral car wash combination. Just remember to use another MF mitt for your wheels

Remember, the key to clean wheels is to wash them weekly.
True, sealant lasts longer than wax I think, I donít have an issue with brake dust as car is washed often....P21S wheel gel cleaner works well for me.... after a few years though you need to get the wheels off and properly cleaned
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      02-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #308
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Mid Pipes have arrived at dealership, but won't be delivered until tomorrow..
Have contacted Peter @ Advan to have them installed Saturday morning.
Joe, which ones did you get? Are they the same as Ian's?
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