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Old 07-16-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
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I am going to have stock BBS Sti wheels powdercoated semi-gloss black and the shop suggested that they polish the lip which would match the BBS logo. If anyone has an OEM STi BBS wheel in black with a polished lip would you please post a pic of this wheel? Thanks,

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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black wheels with a polished lip = vomit.

They will look much much better solid black.

You will have much better luck in the Members Car Gallery, this is a technical forum.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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I recognized that this was a technical forum but after having read the post on "Compilation of painted stock wheels" I figured that posting this on the Tire and Wheel forum was the right thing to do. I was interested in how the rims could be polished and painted as a DIY project and figured that the technical forum might be the right place to go for some help.

As a BMW CCA member I had noticed that some of the club members' cars (mostly Z3's and Cooper S vehicles) had black OEM alloys with polished lips that I thought looked good. Also at a recent PCA track day, I couldn't help but notice that all of the 911 SC Porsches and mid to late 90 Carreras and 930 Turbos had forged Fuchs wheels with polished lips and black painted centers, which I thought helped to break up that monochrome black on black on black look, which I again thought looked good.

I figured, mistakenly, that if it worked well for the BMWCCA and PCA crowd that it might look okay on a forged alloy STi wheel, given that they are made by BBS in Germany.

But since nobody has replied to my post, other than you having posted your unsolicited and somewhat unfavorable opinion of this paint scheme, I am guessing that this must not be a popular paint scheme after all and that I should just leave well enough alone and leave my STi alloy wheels silver as originally intended by BBS.

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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Well the AVO STI is one hot one in my opinion with a very close aesthetic! Enjoy!

http://www.avoturboworld.com/content/view/112/31/
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:01 PM   #5
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Nobody has responded because nothing technical has been asked
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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Um, forged in Japan...
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don't do it!
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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This might help give you a rough idea.

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black wheels with a polished lip = vomit.

Agreed, many times over.
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