Roughly 20 years ago I bought myself a used staggered 16” set of the famous BBS RS split rims. After several years of usage on my dark green BMW E28 535i and later on a dark blue BMW M635CSi they looked pretty beaten up and needed a refurbishment.
The 535i as well as this M635CSi are gone since many years now, but the rims I still have. Meanwhile they have been refurbished three times and currently they are mounted on my diamond black BMW M635CSi.
Over the years my collection of classic BMWs grew and they all needed nice wheels. I realized that most “refurbishments” were quick & dirty jobs. Polished dishes on a poorly painted center piece and a rear barrel still having the dirt of several years of usage on them. This is NOT what I call a refurbishment. So I decided to do it myself.
Whenever I went to meetings or shows I was asked where I had my rims refurbished and when I said I’m doing it myself people asked me if I couldn’t do it for them as well.
This is in short how a business was developed from a purely private hobby.