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#1 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 12:10 AM
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Came across these 17x7.5 & 17x8.5 staggered M-Contours with the 2 front tires like new, Michelin Pilot Sport's 225/45ZR17's, I will have to pick up 2 new rear tires 245/40ZR17's......I paid $500.00 for the set!

So back to my question: Should I polish the lip or not?

p.s. I am keeping the Black Beyern Mesh wheels, they have been growing on me, so time for a little change.....




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polish is my vote

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't would look teh sexay, so yes!


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No.

They look minty fresh as is.

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black the spokes, polish the lip

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I see no reason to. I wish mine looked that pretty! Good find!
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No.

They look minty fresh as is.
Minty fresh is good.......




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black the spokes, polish the lip
Come on Dave, give me break!.........then I will be looking at Black wheels on my Black car again......




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I see no reason to. I wish mine looked that pretty! Good find!
Thanks BB, looks like I will just leave them as is.......


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Dilemma time........the wheels are purdy as BB said, but each wheel has very slight curb rash......actually 1 mark on each wheel......so I was thinking about using this wheel repair kit from E-Tech.......which I read is not a perfect fix, so if I polish the lips I won't need the repair kit which cost $60.00 bucks......

anybody here ever use this or one like it, to repair their curb rash?

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You all know I had no issue making changes to my ti but as for those classic M wheels I'm a purest...

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I rock the alloy/polish. Love the look.

I'll e-slap you if you go black/polish. You don't drive a Honda.

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Dilemma time........the wheels are purdy as BB said, but each wheel has very slight curb rash......actually 1 mark on each wheel......so I was thinking about using this wheel repair kit from E-Tech.......which I read is not a perfect fix, so if I polish the lips I won't need the repair kit which cost $60.00 bucks......

anybody here ever use this or one like it, to repair their curb rash?

http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/20...newsletter.pdf


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I haven't used the kit, but they lost me at the word "putty". I wouldn't mess with it, I'd be too afraid to screw something up. With all the worrying you're doing, just go ahead and polish them. Shit, come polish mine!!
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Also, I'd like some close up pictures of that. I can't see anything wrong with them from your first picture. Thanks.
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I know what you mean Teg......but like Chelsey said, the word "putty" on a wheel, does not sound like the solution for the Classic M Wheel!

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I rock the alloy/polish. Love the look.

I'll e-slap you if you go black/polish. You don't drive a Honda.
I love the look also.......but should I alter the classic M Contour Wheel?

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I haven't used the kit, but they lost me at the word "putty". I wouldn't mess with it, I'd be too afraid to screw something up. With all the worrying you're doing, just go ahead and polish them. Shit, come polish mine!!
^LoL^ if you weren't 3,000 miles away, I would polish your wheels........

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Also, I'd like some close up pictures of that. I can't see anything wrong with them from your first picture. Thanks.
Will do Chelsey....... but still so confused!




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