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      10-07-2011, 02:47 AM   #23
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bump..i'm torn between powdercoating and paint too...a vendor told me that BMW already powdercoats their OEM m3 rims on the car....so my question is, if BMW already powdercoats the wheels (assuming that the above vendor statement is true), how safe is it to strip it and recoat it again?
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I know this is an old thread. but, i am looking for a powder coating shop that can re-finish my ZCP wheels in their OEM color, correctly...i.e. chemical strip

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I know this is an old thread. but, i am looking for a powder coating shop that can re-finish my ZCP wheels in their OEM color, correctly...i.e. chemical strip

any suggestions?

thanks in advance

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The ZCP wheels are not just a single color, as I learned years ago when I was having one refinished -- they are hyper silver. If you tell a shop to simply powdercoat them silver, they will not look right. It's especially bad if you have just one wheel fixed.

It was explained to me that the factory hyper silver is a multi-layer deal with translucency. I don't remember the specifics, but a competent shop should be able to get pretty damn close.
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The ZCP wheels are not just a single color, as I learned years ago when I was having one refinished -- they are hyper silver. If you tell a shop to simply powdercoat them silver, they will not look right. It's especially bad if you have just one wheel fixed.

It was explained to me that the factory hyper silver is a multi-layer deal with translucency. I don't remember the specifics, but a competent shop should be able to get pretty damn close.
Great, thanks. And yes, im doing all four. Also, i do realize the inner wheel and outer are two different silvers.
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Great, thanks. And yes, im doing all four. Also, i do realize the inner wheel and outer are two different silvers.
If you're doing all four, it won't be as big of a deal if the shop can't exactly replicate the OEM finish.

However, if they're any good, they will start with just one wheel and figure out the exact colors and layering based on an untouched wheel, then just do the other 3 to match. That's pretty much what my shop did -- they had me bring another wheel in to match it.
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If you're doing all four, it won't be as big of a deal if the shop can't exactly replicate the OEM finish.

However, if they're any good, they will start with just one wheel and figure out the exact colors and layering based on an untouched wheel, then just do the other 3 to match. That's pretty much what my shop did -- they had me bring another wheel in to match it.
What shop?

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