Originally Posted by cox71slammed
Like I said they may have improved but from personal experience the quality wasnít great. Saying that, any diamond cut lacquer on bare aluminium wheel is susceptible to corrosion in a very short period of time. I would always go for a recognised wheel manufacturer (BBS etc) and then have them refurbished rather than go for a reproduction wheel. Iíve seen too many of these crack or fail completely mainly due the the current state of our roads.
From what I can tell, they powdercoat the rim the base colour, diamond cut it, then clear powdercoat the whole rim. The problem, I think, is the clear coat does not get a good grip on the diamond cut surface.
Years ago I hand polished some 2l rims Painted the black sections with a can, then used some eastwood mag wheel laquer to seal the shiny sections. I don't know what was in it, but it got a very good grip on the polished surface.