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    Opinions on "machined finish" wheels?

    I was going to order new wheels in a silver painted finish, but then found out they only came in "machined" finish now. I was wondering what thoughts you all have on those finishes?

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    what type of wheel? perhaps a few pics to share with the crowd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polishpassat View Post
    what type of wheel? perhaps a few pics to share with the crowd?
    That's actually funny because, almost all the closeup pics of them on the web are the original silver painted ones. I think you have to see the finish in person, doesn't show well in pics, or so I've heard.

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    I prefer either painted or polished wheels. From what I've learned and seen on many cars, machine finished wheels tend to corrode and get pretty ugly in a couple years. OE and aftermarket.

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    I like it. I have the ASA AR2 wheels which have a machined finish on the face. I think it looks much better than the silver painted AR1. They are now calling it the "AR2 V2", but I'm not sure what's different about them...

    I have had zero problems with the finish deteriorating.






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    Nice wheels Bill.

    There's a finish over the machined spokes right? That's the way the ones I looked at were, and it looked kind of thick too. So I can't really see it corroding anytime soon.

    It's the coating over the "machined" bare metal that made it look different I think. Almost mirror like.
    To be honest I think, for my car/color at least, that I would prefer silver paint, but I'd have to see it on the car.
    Under the lights in the store they were reflecting some kind of pinkish light that bugged me I guess. LOL..

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    Thanks! My wheels are clear coated, but I haven't noticed any pinkish reflection. They are a bit brighter than my last set of wheels, which were Flik Lex (no longer made I think) and were painted silver, but were somewhere between a standard painted silver, and gunmetal.

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