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Is there any chance you could show a photo of the two RSR finishes side by side?
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Hi Rich
I believe there is a photo on the website.
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Hi Rick, thanks for your support of this forum and quick responses with information.

I have a set of the right matching fuchs for my 930 that I was intending to refurbish to original (anodize finish etc). However now I have received the wheels, I noted one of the fronts has a reasonable chip out of the front outer lip - I think just nasty curbage until I take the tire off.

I think it would definitely need to be welded to build the material back up - BUT, does this mean that the weld repair would be visible after anodizing?

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Hi Simon
You show familiarity with the anodizing process. Very good question.
We keep donor Fuch wheels that we take "melts" from for repairs. In most cases, since we use the same material, the repair line isn't as visible as much as it can sometimes take the anodizing with a slightly different tint. In most cases, if the repair is bad, it looks like a light water stain on that area. Most customers think is much less ugly than a bill for a replacement wheel.
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Just wanted to throw in my $.02 that working with Rick was a breeze. He did a set of 16 7/8 for my G50 with anodized lips and petals. Great communication quick turn around. Car looks great. Surgery for torn rotator cuff prevents me from diving till later this summer.
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I believe there is a photo on the website.
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I thought a lighter and a darker RSR finish was available. I was hoping to see them side by side if you had a photo of that.
Thanks, Rich
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I thought a lighter and a darker RSR finish was available. I was hoping to see them side by side if you had a photo of that.
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We originally did light and dark finishes on the RSR wheels. It seems that no one wanted the light so we only now do the darker finish. The difference is noticeable but not vast. I'll go to the shop today and shoot a hi res photo of a standard wheel next to an RSR wheel. I guess I need one for the website anyway. Tomorrow is colonoscopy day so give me a day or two to edit and put the photo up. I can promise you this: The photos will be taken by someone with the cleanest colon in California.
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We originally did light and dark finishes on the RSR wheels. It seems that no one wanted the light so we only now do the darker finish. The difference is noticeable but not vast. I'll go to the shop today and shoot a hi res photo of a standard wheel next to an RSR wheel. I guess I need one for the website anyway. Tomorrow is colonoscopy day so give me a day or two to edit and put the photo up. I can promise you this: The photos will be taken by someone with the cleanest colon in California.
LOL. This weekend I got the most unwelcomed automated call from my doctor' office to remind me it had been three years since my last colonoscopy and since they found two polyps when I had my last one I was due.
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LOL. This weekend I got the most unwelcomed automated call from my doctor' office to remind me it had been three years since my last colonoscopy and since they found two polyps when I had my last one I was due.
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Best part of the Colonoscopy is the Propofol. Yes, hope all goes well.
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Best part of the Colonoscopy is the Propofol. Yes, hope all goes well.
This is true. Too bad you can only enjoy it for two seconds before you're out.
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I thought a lighter and a darker RSR finish was available. I was hoping to see them side by side if you had a photo of that.
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Hi Rick

Here you go. Standard finish flat 6 next to RSR wheel. The wheel with the cap is the flat six


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Very nice. Thank you. Hope to be in touch soon.
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Love the RSR finish. Question: Can a polished wheel be returned to an anodized finish?
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Fantastic work! I have a set of deep 6s I'd like to refinish for my 67S.. would you do an RSR finish on those to mimic the finish of the original 4.5s, or was it a different finish altogether?
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Rick,

Can you do chrome Fuchs back to original finish ?

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Can you do chrome Fuchs back to original finish ?

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I am also interested on this. I will be having chrome Fuchs soon and would like to refinish in standard anodized and black centers. Thanks
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Love the RSR finish. Question: Can a polished wheel be returned to an anodized finish?
Yes, a polished wheel is not a problem. The anodize well.
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Can you do chrome Fuchs back to original finish ?

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The answer to this is slightly different than for polished. Chrome wheels can usually be done. It seems that some chrome shops didn't take care to clean and prep the wheel thoroughly. This can possibly result in pitting under the chrome. All chrome even carefully done has pitting but it is usually manageable in that we can polish the wheel down to make it smooth again. This is why taking a chrome wheel back to original factory anodizing is $300 vs $250 for a non chrome wheel. If you want the chrome wheel done to paint and polish (no anodizing) it is less labor and that finish can be done for $190.
I hope this helps
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Just saw this thread. Nice work. I'm very tempted to change my black fuchs to RSR. That said, they are in good shape... except my center caps. They are faded. How much to refinish them black? I know it's not much of a job, but they are fine otherwise. Thanks

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