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      05-05-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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Should I powercoat e92 competition package wheels?

My new e92 will be coming in soon and I was wondering if I should powercoat the wheels black when they get here or if I should just keep them and order different wheels? What do you guys think

Also its Alpine white

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      05-05-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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My new e92 will be coming in soon and I was wondering if I should powercoat the wheels black when they get here or if I should just keep them and order different wheels? What do you guys think
Sell them to me and get a different set.


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      05-05-2012, 06:07 AM   #3
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I have black powder coated 359M's (comp pack rims) on Space Gray. I like them.
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      05-05-2012, 06:26 AM   #4
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My new e92 will be coming in soon and I was wondering if I should powercoat the wheels black when they get here or if I should just keep them and order different wheels? What do you guys think
I personally don't like black wheels because you can't see the design of the wheels as well. IMO, if you want to do black wheels, you need a bigger brake rotor and silver calipers so the wheels have a better contrasting background. That said, there are obviously a lot of people who love black wheels.

One important question......what color is your car?
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      05-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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Plastidip them...it's semi permanent.
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      05-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Personally I would just get a new set or leave them as is.
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      05-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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I have black powder coated 359M's (comp pack rims) on Space Gray. I like them.
I have them powder coated textured matte black on space gray was well. I Get compliments all the time.

Also, if you are like me and you curb them like a dope, easily repaired with a extra thick black Sharpie. No BS.
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      05-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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Like what Car54 said... plastidip them. Search it on this forum. It is good stuff and if you do not like it, then you can take it off.

Also take a look at dipyourcar.com
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plastidip is good from the stuff seen so far. and very quickly reversible.

andddd i have to say this because im a troll for the day. power coating.. whats that?!
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      05-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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Think about it and look at many pics as you can on styles and colors and then see what you want to do, after all, it's your car and do what you want, you have to see it and live with it.
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AW with black wheels looks great bc of the contrast of white and the link to the CF roof. And I suppose jet black if you're going for the "murdered" look. I can't believe I typed that.
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sell it and buy the replica
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Recently added OEM GTS wheels + akrapovic slip-on (with black tips) +MS spacers (15/12) to my silverstone m3.

the black comp wheels are pure sex in my opinion. look even better in person.
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How much HP do you gain from the "power coat"?
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      05-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #16
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Depends on car color IMHO. Can't go wrong either way though - ZCP wheels look great in both silver or gloss/matte black.
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I have the OEM GTS satin black wheels and love them. I would powder coat them.
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Recently added OEM GTS wheels + akrapovic slip-on (with black tips) +MS spacers (15/12) to my silverstone m3.

the black comp wheels are pure sex in my opinion. look even better in person.
looks great but your profile says los angeles but im pretty sure thats an az plate... r u in az now?
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looks great but your profile says los angeles but im pretty sure thats an az plate... r u in az now?
nah, live in LA though have an AZ plate. it's a long story.
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I personally don't like black wheels because you can't see the design of the wheels as well. IMO, if you want to do black wheels, you need a bigger brake rotor and silver calipers so the wheels have a better contrasting background. That said, there are obviously a lot of people who love black wheels.

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Alpine white
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+1 on the plastidip. Cheap, easy and reversible .... and DAMN SEXY
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      05-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #22
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Leave em original..nothing sexier than the OEM laquered finish
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