MV2 Alloy returned issues...

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    I have had my MV2 staggered alloys refurbed a month ago and when coming to fit the 18x10mm M-badge under the centre cap I've found they dont fit because the powder coating has filled in the edges of the embossment in the wheel. Any ideas of a remedy?
     
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    Mhhh, tricky one. :( Do you have the expensive BMW original ones, and did you remove them from the wheels to get the coating done?

    One solution [although it might not appeal to you, really :cautious:], would be to buy a set of cheap ones off the 'Bay and carefully file/grind the inner edges at an angle, removing sufficient plastic to allow them to fit.

    Like these - you get 10, as cheap as chips and effectively 2 x sets in case you stuff up on your first attempt.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-PCS-M...m=153403910541&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
     
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    Yes i bought the expensive originals in keeping with the car. I did think about trimming some down.
    The only other option i thought would be machining/grinding out the recess, maybe call a smart repairer?
    Maybe i'll try trimming some down for now.
    I'll get them properly refurbed next time round. Think the powder coating just bulks the wheel out. Maybe should've got them primed and sprayed.
     
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    Personally, I'd avoid messing with the powder coat. No matter how carefully you grind some off, I think you'll leave a 'broken' edge in the powdercoat which will allow water in - even if you paint to match the area of the recesses. :(

    I reckon taking some off the badge would be the way to go, even if you sent off for the 'cheapies' to practise on before attacking you ones.
     
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    I've managed to find some 17x9mm ones for 3.49. Ordered let's see how they turn out I'll keep the post updated.
     
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    Badges arrived and fitted. Finishes wheels off, slightly undersized if anything. Used a spot of adhesive to bond to recess. Slightly uncomfortable there not OEM but better than re-refurbing the wheels!
     
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