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      05-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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touch up paint for 359m zcp wheels?

I was washing my wheels and noticed a large piece flaked off. Anyone know what paint would match to touch it up?
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I would sand the area down, use red bondo putty, sand again. prime, and then paint.

Try Wurth silver alloy paint and then clear over it.

I am not sure if BMW used that exact color for the ZCP wheels but try 144 color code for bmw silver.

Or if you want something quick, go to autozone and get the closest silver color touch up brush and dabble it on.
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I was washing my wheels and noticed a large piece flaked off. Anyone know what paint would match to touch it up?

I also have small chips on my ZCP's as well LMK what paint works well for you to touch them up! I'm a newbie on this forum...Thanks
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Cost of doing business with painted wheels..they look nice not very durable.
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Can anyone confirm whether the 359m ZCP wheels use BMW's color code 144 or something else? Wanted to do some curb rash repair and found the 144 advertised online at following site but not sure if it is correct color shade:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3-...aint/ES131480/
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Can anyone confirm whether the 359m ZCP wheels use BMW's color code 144 or something else? Wanted to do some curb rash repair and found the 144 advertised online at following site but not sure if it is correct color shade:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3-...aint/ES131480/
The paint on 359M wheels are more of what is called a hypersilver. 144 paint is more of a normal paint so it isn't going to match particularly well, but on the other hand, I don't think they make touch-up paint for hypersilver.
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Any touch up paint suggestions for the black ZCP wheels?
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The paint on 359M wheels are more of what is called a hypersilver. 144 paint is more of a normal paint so it isn't going to match particularly well, but on the other hand, I don't think they make touch-up paint for hypersilver.
Thanks, I found the following BMW wheel paints, curious which would provide the closest match if anyone knows.

51910427864 - Silver Metallic 144
51910427992 - Ferric Grey Metallic A80
51910427958 - Chrome Shadow Metallic A56

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I got lucky and found this. This matches the ZCP wheel perfectly even though it's for another brand. It is an applicator pen too which was perfect for a small stone chip I had.
Good luck ppl.
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I got lucky and found this. This matches the ZCP wheel perfectly even though it's for another brand. It is an applicator pen too which was perfect for a small stone chip I had.
Good luck ppl.
Great find. Any chance you could post a photo?
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It is not possible to "match" the factory 359M finish with a simple touch-up pen. The factory color is a hyper-silver, which is not just a particular shade of silver. Hyper-silver is done by using a specific primer and then layering on top. I recently took two of my 359M wheels to be refinished and they explained this to me.

I can vouch for this through personal experience. One of my rears had curb damage when I bought the car and the dealer offered to fix it for free. Their wheel repair guy tried to fix it with sanding and silver paint, but it was blatantly obvious when I got the wheel back -- the color was off, the finish was different, and he couldn't get it to blend properly. I took it elsewhere to be fully refinished and learned exactly why hyper-silver is a hassle to fix.
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A touch-up pen is simply that. Not a magic bullet. What I found is a remedy for small issues that won't break the bank. Hyper Silver may indeed be a pain in the ass to match properly but I've watched a wheel refinisher do it flawlessly. I have the guys business card just in case. I'm sure others will attest to other wheel refinishers beautifully blending this color.
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Thanks... gonna buy it on amazon.
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I was washing my wheels and noticed a large piece flaked off. Anyone know what paint would match to touch it up?
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just did a test outs of 2 different bmw wheel silvers and im 99% sure that it was 144 which was closest to zcps and ended up using
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