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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Jan-23-2019, 03:06:05 AM   #31
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I believe so. I prefer the painted stamped version however


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The correct wheels for your year are the polished.

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The correct wheels for your year are the polished.
Good to know. But don't you think the painted/stamped ones are better looking? I suppose we are getting down to personal preferences. The polished ones are, well, a bit too polished for me. I like the duller finish (probably fits my personality).
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I think the stamped ones are cooler looking but the plain ole silver paint on them is boring. The polished ones pop (to me at least). The best of course would be stamped/polished Correct ones for my car are stamped but I have a polished square set for street use.
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Good to know. But don't you think the painted/stamped ones are better looking? I suppose we are getting down to personal preferences. The polished ones are, well, a bit too polished for me. I like the duller finish (probably fits my personality).
I have both and the polished are certainly better to look at. The plan is to turn the stamped set into an M3 GT set (stamped + polished).
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I think the stamped ones are cooler looking but the plain ole silver paint on them is boring. The polished ones pop (to me at least). The best of course would be stamped/polished Correct ones for my car are stamped but I have a polished square set for street use.
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I have both and the polished are certainly better to look at. The plan is to turn the stamped set into an M3 GT set (stamped + polished).
That sounds pretty cool. Strip and polish them. You going to try to do this yourself or find someone to do it? If done well you might not be able to tell the difference.
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Thats what I wanted to do with my stamped set, talked to a place I trusted to strip/refinish but since the wheels were "brand new" they didnt want to do it - ha. I kind of gave up and just moved on and lived with them painted but that was my end goal as well. That will be sweet!
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Thats what I wanted to do with my stamped set, talked to a place I trusted to strip/refinish but since the wheels were "brand new" they didnt want to do it - ha. I kind of gave up and just moved on and lived with them painted but that was my end goal as well. That will be sweet!
That's absurd. They could not ask for a better wheel to work with come time for the cnc diamond cut process. Typically a used wheel has some type of bend correction that needs to take place before any cutting is done. What boobs, lol.

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That sounds pretty cool. Strip and polish them. You going to try to do this yourself or find someone to do it? If done well you might not be able to tell the difference.
I will do everything except the cnc cut process (but I will oversee that process). It would be nice to perfect the process, if even possible, to offer it to others.
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Does anybody even know of a place willing to take the proper steps to achieve an OE refinish of the polished set?

I’ve talked to everybody in CO, except one so far, but nobody can duplicate it. They all say the polishing process “refines” how bmw left the wheel, so it’s truly polished.

But as mentioned, the polish to the LTWs is unique. It looks amazing, not overdone.

Trying to find a solution, was hoping one of the elitists might have had some done, or knew of somebody trying to offer.

Any help is appreciated.
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