Which is the original finish for my 124 cab wheels?

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I must get these wheels refurbed. The car is new to me and I notice that I have three wheels with what appears to be a 'metalic' finish and one in plain silver. Numerically, I guess the 'metalic' ones are correct but can someone confirm this please? The car is a 1993 pre-facelift with Sportline. I have attached an image of each of the two different wheels (I hope).
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I am sure that they should be brilliant silver, most wheels are
 

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From memory they're Astral Silver which is a flat silver with some yellow, blue and black tints. Most refurbishers will just paint them a fine silver - the metallic flake should be very subtle.
 

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You should have 5 x B6 6 47 0086 7x15 et 41 HIGH SHEEN.
 
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Ah ha! That sounds like the answer. They do have a machined look. I have not removed them to check the width. I thought that they were 7.5 wide as part of the Sportline pack.
Thanks David.
 

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The wheel is painted first and then the face machined and lacquered. As you can see by the corrosion, machined wheels don't last very long hence the odd wheel has been painted.
 

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