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refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by red5nic » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:57 pm

Thanks Ralph!!

Here is a pic of one of the recently refurbished RS021 16x8 wheels that I purchased from Ralph. They will go on an 88 M6 that I am restoring. Hopefully the pic comes through and once I get a hang of this, I will try and get more pics up.
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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by baders » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:18 am

Lovely ! He good that bloke Ralph eh ?
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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by red5nic » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:07 pm

Here are some pics of the wheels on the car. Restoration going well :D
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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by red5nic » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:19 pm

Started the restoration up front b/c the radiator had a leak. Been replacing as much OEM as possible to keep it original. Worked my way through entire suspension. Had calipers rebuilt and powder coated gold since zinc-cad just wasn't an option. Made a few upgrades along the way like stainless brake lines. Here's where I'm headed now :shock:
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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by v-wiz » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Those look nice. How did you get the lips to shine like that. I sanded the lips on my RS with 320, 600, 1000 and 2000. I have yet to polish it though.

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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by Ralph in Socal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:36 pm

That is sweet Jake. I wish I could have kept those wheels but you seem to be a better caretaker than I. They are in very good hands and I wish you well with the journey to having that M6 fully restored. Thanks for the pics.

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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by Ralph in Socal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:41 pm

v-wiz wrote:Those look nice. How did you get the lips to shine like that. I sanded the lips on my RS with 320, 600, 1000 and 2000. I have yet to polish it though.
Get the polish ball attachment for your drill and use Mothers Polish. Outstanding results with patience. A truly OCD owner would polish the inner barrels as well - just putting that out there for the true OCD crowd. Not saying you are Vic!!

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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by JCS » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:46 pm

Red5,

Those wheels look great, and the gold centers look fantastic on your red m6.

Well done, to you and Ralph.
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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by v-wiz » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:25 pm

Ralph in Socal wrote:
v-wiz wrote:Those look nice. How did you get the lips to shine like that. I sanded the lips on my RS with 320, 600, 1000 and 2000. I have yet to polish it though.
Get the polish ball attachment for your drill and use Mothers Polish. Outstanding results with patience. A truly OCD owner would polish the inner barrels as well - just putting that out there for the true OCD crowd. Not saying you are Vic!!

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Thanks Ralph. Ive since purchased the Mothers polish. :D

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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by zinnocoupe » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:18 pm

Those wheels look awesome. I have a set of MSW mesh wheels ( look similar to BBS RAs ) that I want to refinish. Can't decide on gold ( what they are now) or black. My car is red and the gold sure looks great with the red. I'm leaning toward black but when I see pics that look like that its hard to beat that look! Nice job. How about some other pics of you M6 and what you're doing.

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Re: refinished 16x8 bbs rs021

Post by ron » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:13 am

Dave,

I have a full set of gold bolts that were ordered by mistake.Could you be interested?
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