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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 07:37 AM
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hi all i am looking to replace these rims because they are really starting to corrode and peel. i can't find them anywhere. i don't know what car they originally came from. i bought them from a guy who had them on a convertable 280se and they were bought from somewhere in california... help please!!! thanks.
You can get the refinished, if you want silver instead of chrome, you could refinish them yourself.
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Chroming is not only "wrong" it is also dangerous because of hydrogen enbrittlement . The USA is probably the only place where it is allowed. They are Centra wheels made by BBS in Gemany and are very high quality aftermarket rims.
I would do as Al suggests and get them bead blasted and refinished in sliver basecoat/clear coat or do as they were when new and get them polished and clear coated.
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i was thinking about having them rechromed.i found it'll cost me about 4-500 dollars. the rims have a few dents and one was really corroded on the inside and i had to take a grinder to it for it to seal. thats kinda why i was just looking to replace them. i thought that those wheels wouldv'e been easy to find. but at this rate it might just be better to buy some nice aftermarket benz rims lol.
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