Date registered: Mar 2004
Vehicle: 84 500SEL AMG, 90 560SEC AMG, 85 500SEC AMG Widebody
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The challenging part of chromed 3 piece AMG wheels might lie under the chrome around the lug holes. It is possible there may be cracks in the lug holes that were chromed over and not visible. I admit I am no expert on whether this is possible or not.
Regardless, chrome is a non-starter for most on this Board, so a minimum refinish (taking the wheels apart, removing the chrome, refinishing in Astral Silver (or body color) and re-assembly) will easily cost $600-$800. I have refinished two sets of these wheels that were not chromed to start and the bill was $600 each set. The big cost driver is the amount of labor involved in taking 35 bolts/nuts apart on each wheel using the right 10 point sockets for these fasteners.
A grand for the wheels as is (again assuming zero cracks) is about the right neighborhood. The curbing is minor as is the slight bend of the lip.
If I were you, I would have the wheels refinished myself to new condition with correct Astral Silver paint (or powder coat) and the lips polished to a mirror shine. This way there are guaranteed not to be any cracks. Then you can sell them for $2,000 easy.
1984 W126 500SEL Fully Documented AMG -5.4L, Sebring exhaust, full suspension, 2.82 LSD, 8"/9" wheels, spoilers/skirts, Recaros, door wood, Clarion rack stereo, speedometer. Anthracite Grey 172, Black Interior
1990 560SEC AMG - 6.0L, Sebring, suspension, 2.65 diff. Arctic White/Blue
1994 E500, Polar White/Grey
1990 560SEC, Black Pearl/Black (Japan)
1991 560SEC, Black/Palomino
1961 W111 220SEb Coupe
1987 W126 560SEC
1995 W124 E420
1996 R129 SL320
Last edited by alydon; 03-05-2013 at 11:06 AM.