Well, finally got round to dropping off my alloys for refurb and powder coat. The wheels the car came with are the options with a machined finish, looks like the lacquer was compromised a long time ago... Mass corrosion, and many curb encounters. Mainly previous owner.
I've been driving with a set of the standard wheels while I took time finding someone for the refurb... Didn't really want to spend the huge amount to get them machined to new, for a new lacquer coat to fail with the first stone chip. So powder coat it is! Can't wait for the call to say they are done.
Also, stripped the interior door handles (badly scratched by all the window switches) the beige/tan colour was scratched down to the black plastic in places. Tan 'camo' plasti dip is an exact colour match, they look good as new now! Once I'd finally got the stuff to go on smoothly!
Back to waiting for the wheels now!!!!