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I've purchased some cs chromate wheels but can't decide whether to sell originals or not.
The cs wheels must have a better resale value.
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I've purchased some cs chromate wheels but can't decide whether to sell originals or not.
The cs wheels must have a better resale value.
Any thoughts.
Do you have the Challenge wheels or the 5 twin spoke wheels?
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What size wheals are they... Pics would help too
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They are standard F430 five/ten spoke wheels. Hundreds of photos on this site. 7.5Jx19 F, 10Jx19 R.

Gary- I would just sell them. The Challenge wheels were an option on the F430, so no problem with selling the car as is. If you ever wanted to change back (you will not), sets are easy to find in the $2500-3500 price range.

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Nice one Taz I thought the same, dont want to have them hanging about in my garage forever.
Someone might enjoy them on their 360
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They are standard F430 five/ten spoke wheels. Hundreds of photos on this site. 7.5Jx19 F, 10Jx19 R.

Gary- I would just sell them. The Challenge wheels were an option on the F430, so no problem with selling the car as is. If you ever wanted to change back (you will not), sets are easy to find in the $2500-3500 price range.
Yes he is right,just get rid of them
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Pretty!

Is that some Collinite 845 for those pretty wheels?
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Yes, i tend to use it on the calipers with it been heat resistant.I was looking into the best protectant for Chromate,any ideas.
Thank You.
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Gary- Ball polished, too, very pretty. The ball polish is a special paint treatment and can be repaired if the wheels are scratched.

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Hi Taz,
I wasn't aware that they could be repaired m8.
Is it a paint coating ?
Thought it was chrome plated.
So thats what they call Ball polish.
Any ideas whats the process is for repairs
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Gary- It is a paint. Most good paint shops should be able to repair. The ball-polished name usually confuses people. I know it did me.

Incidentally, the paint costs about $800 per quart. Real ball polished wheels are pounded with thousands of tiny balls like ball bearings to polish the wheels. Ours are not real ball polished wheels.

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Gary- It is a paint. Most good paint shops should be able to repair. The ball-polished name usually confuses people. I know it did me.

Incidentally, the paint costs about $800 per quart. Real ball polished wheels are pounded with thousands of tiny balls like ball bearings to polish the wheels. Ours are not real ball polished wheels.
Now I'm confused. I had a set of the 430 standard wheels but in the ball polished finish - it certainly wasn't just paint. The surface had a shiny but slightly textured finish from the process and I was told to avoid damage at all cost. The only realistic repair being to use a special metallic aluminium paint that looks like the finish to cover the damage (but not really ever make good) - I assume this is the paint you are referring to? The Ferrari advertising states:

The five-spoke, 19 wheel rims are made of an aluminum alloy and are ball-polished. This is a special technical process which increases the hardness and resistance of the material. At the same time, this process gives the external parts of the wheel rim a shiny finish that extraordinarily enhances its volumes and shapes.

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Real ball polished wheels are pounded with thousands of tiny balls like ball bearings to polish the wheels.
Here you can see how the "real" ball polishing is done.
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Russell- Beats me, that is just what I was told by a few experts, but you know how that goes.

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Russell- Beats me, that is just what I was told by a few experts, but you know how that goes.
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You are both right.... kind of

Depends on what geographic region your in and the age.

Apparently it all started in US with some dealers painting their optional wheels ball polish look in order to help shift their old stock... Apparently this worked and was so popular that the factory did some real ball polished items. So it really is pot luck what you get!

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Garry its rare to get them in Europe (the chrome look was much less popular, except ofcourse in Cheshire ... ) so i am guessing these may have come from Joe Macari's. They once had loads of sets left over in Chrome that they found difficult to shift.... seriously!

Its a marmite thing really...

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"Garry its rare to get them in Europe (the chrome look was much less popular, except ofcourse in Cheshire ... )"

Hahaa so true! They look well now though.

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I suppose that if push comes to shove I can always have them painted if and when I damage them lol.
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I'm in the market for 430 rims for my 360. Let me know if anyone has some...
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