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    BBS Speedlines Refurbing :|

    Right all i just bought some speedlines and i needed advise!

    The speed lines have surface corrosion on the outer lip only and i wanted to just have them repaired to oem standards.

    The centres are in great condition its just the outers which need attention. Can anyone recommend who to get these repaired from or if its possibly to spray the outers to an oem color instead of splitting them all.
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    I would do them, but I'm in manc your in london, so get lepsons in Gillingham to do them.

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    Are they kerbed bad?

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    daymn! ill give them a shout if needed nate

    Steve - From what i can tell from the photos they have mainly scuffs on the outers but no major curb marks. The scuffs have caused a bit of corrosion onto the lips but luckily the centres and bolts are all in very good condition.

    I dont mind giving them a go myself and getting my body shop to spray them up. I would prefer them to stay in one piece ideally but if splitting them is the only option i would rather take it to someone who knows what they are doing
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    I've split mine today and started to refurb them i've not had a problem so far
    Mine were badly curbed but they have come up a treat i vapour blasted the centres
    ready to prime and paint have a go just take it easy getting the bolts out
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    Yeah you need to split them to do it properly.

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    Im still not sure to go satin black centres and gloss lips or all satin black
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    what colours your car?

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    Akoya silver
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    All satin black splits:


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    Would defo have a polished lip myself

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    I think satin as well
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    Hey Farhaan,
    try these guys, not too far from you either mate.

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    Looks like im going to have to split them! 8mm spline right? Are the bolts solid? I always have bad luck rounding stuff off LOL

    Going to get a compressor and split these, get the outsides sprayed!
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    M8 spline yep.

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    i do like those black speedlines n8 very
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    i think the outers polished may be better but trying to split them my be a c**t mine are given up for the moment till i can be bothered again pus the bolts keep rounding off so now need to spend another 130 on them a right
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    The original bbs bolts normaly come out fine .The cheap replacements are the problem .they are not proper titanium they snap ,the splines fall to bits etc etc .If the bolts are branded just usea longer handled rachet/torque wrench to remove them, take it slow and do not use power tools that will just strip them faster.work one bolt then go to the other side of the wheel .Its time consuming .But worth it .Out of 2 sets of my splits ,only one bbsvs bolt snapped.19 of the cheap ones broke ...Try to find stamped replacements if you break any..
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    All satin black splits:

    If I had the cash, these would be on mine!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibis Edition View Post
    If I had the cash, these would be on mine!
    same here mate
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Those ones have sold now, went to a lad in Ireland, but I have 2 more sets, 1 8.5 all round and another staggered, so get your orders in

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    Guys the splitting has begun! Removed bolts off two wheels, going to do the other two tonight. All going smoothly so far touch wood.

    Just one question does anyone have any idea what torque specs the bolts need to go back in. I was thinking 20lbft with thread lock
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    I had the outers polished and centres done in range rover rimini red,on my 4x4
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    For sale ....dolphin grey tdi 2006 front and back bumpers with grill,fogs etc,mirrors,sportback standard rear lights and mudflaps.
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    Also my mint 19 x 9 polished and red faced speedlines,with all good toyo t1rs,coming soon :o)

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    seens yours at UD bro looked excellent.

    Now decisions polished....or diamond cut lips hmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by farhanali View Post
    seens yours at UD bro looked excellent.

    Now decisions polished....or diamond cut lips hmm
    Thanks mate,yeah its getting there.
    I think polished look very slightly better,BUT are a pain in the butt to keep clean.
    Diamond cut is the more sensible option and still look amazing
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    For sale ....dolphin grey tdi 2006 front and back bumpers with grill,fogs etc,mirrors,sportback standard rear lights and mudflaps.
    All going cheap lol
    Also my mint 19 x 9 polished and red faced speedlines,with all good toyo t1rs,coming soon :o)

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    Yer polished worries me for that very reason. Im good with keeping my wheels tidy and clean but the way our winters have been lately i dont intend on keeping my standard s line wheels so diamond cut it will have to be :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by farhanali View Post
    Guys the splitting has begun! Removed bolts off two wheels, going to do the other two tonight. All going smoothly so far touch wood.

    Just one question does anyone have any idea what torque specs the bolts need to go back in. I was thinking 20lbft with thread lock
    From the polisher on E38 22ft/lds torque, no sealant, loctite on the stud threads.This is what i did, but beware these are alloy over tighten and the threads will simply give they are pretty soft matey .
    Mine are polished and covered in Renaissance wax

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    good stuff bro, ew aluminium......i remember stripped threads on my last rocker cover NIGHTMARE! i also have extremely bad luck with rounded, corroded, seized nuts and bolts.......seriously and i out of all people follow strict procedures. Wish me luck ill be needing it
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    Your be sound LOL

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    Jules is right about Polished/Diamond Cut, spot on J

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    Anyone know what the standard silver is that Audi use on these rims?

 

 

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