Bad news on the wheels - they don't look great. That photo is a low resolution photo that was further reduced when uploaded. When I saw the wheels in person, I almost fell to the floor - see attached. The base looks horrible - very textured dry finish and lot's of dust and crap in the clear.
I'm picking up wheels tomorrow and taking them to another shop for rework as this guy is not very professional. I found a new shop that looks much better.
Dave do you have a pic of original painted wheels. Reason i ask is mine kinda look like those, maybe a bit less textured but you can definately see the texture. Thanks.
I am kinda trying to get a good baseline. These cars are getting old enough that oftain stock is not what was there when we bought them.
I just had my wheels i bought from Rick finished and they were about 200 each but one needed a full treatment. The others did not need to go down below primer. Interestingly the one wheel that needed full treatment had been fixed previously poorly with bondo and we machined it down a little.
I felt that was better than bondo and it did not change the profile enough to notice.
Mine all have a bit of texture so I am not sure what I really have at this point.
Grant, the paint shop that has them now, has a light blue metallic ford IIRC, in the shop that they painted and aside from the color, it's a perfect match to the OEM wheels. Age has nothing to do with it - it's all about the skill of the painter.
I took these down to bare because they were done prior and they had chipped to bare in spots. Sanding and a respray was not going to cut it on this set.