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      03-22-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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Powder Coated OEM 19s, Vreds

Lots of people have been doing all black, so I thought I'd do something a little different. The car is dirty and the pics are pretty crappy, but I hope to get some real shots in the future.

What do you think?

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looks good!!
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It's hard to see the difference from the pictures. I'm guessing that the difference is more dramatic in person. If you are pleased, that makes it perfect. I wish someone with a red or blue car would try a matching background.
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Its hard to see the difference, period. Its subtle, but thats what I wanted
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Subtle is good, how do the Sessantas hold up in the cold+rain?
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It drizzled the day I put them on, and they were fine. It hasn't been cold since I've had them.

The ride is noticeably harsher, and louder, but nothing that bothers me. I've been told from others that there's a decent "break-in" period while the tread wears down/even.
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I'd have to say those are the nicest OEM 19's I have seen. I'd do that if I had 19's
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Thanks!!
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What has been powder coated, the insides of the spokes? In black? The wheel looks very original/OEM.
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What has been powder coated, the insides of the spokes? In black? The wheel looks very original/OEM.
Yeah, that's the only difference. The sides of the spokes and the inside were coated black. Everything that had the brushed finish stayed that way.
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looks good, almost not even noticable to be honest, but thats okay, coz thats the look you wanted.

Very subtle, well done!
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Lots of people have been doing all black, so I thought I'd do something a little different. The car is dirty and the pics are pretty crappy, but I hope to get some real shots in the future.

What do you think?
This is excellent. I was only thinking to do the same thing to mine a couple of weeks ago. I too have a black (Jerez) M3 and had previously considered all black 19's. But the pictures I have seen with them look too gangsterish. Then recently there was a post showing the Neez wheels, which are basically finished similar to what you have done - internally black and polished silver face - and I think they look excellent!

Questions:

What kind of black is on the inside, gloss or matt? Is it actually black or another colour?

How is the finish on the edges where it meets the polished silver? ie: If you look too closely is it flaky?

Thanks for this excellent post!
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This is excellent. I was only thinking to do the same thing to mine a couple of weeks ago. I too have a black (Jerez) M3 and had previously considered all black 19's. But the pictures I have seen with them look too gangsterish. Then recently there was a post showing the Neez wheels, which are basically finished similar to what you have done - internally black and polished silver face - and I think they look excellent!

Questions:

What kind of black is on the inside, gloss or matt? Is it actually black or another colour?

How is the finish on the edges where it meets the polished silver? ie: If you look too closely is it flaky?

Thanks for this excellent post!


The color is PAC Black. Its a matte black that is just every so slightly more gray/silver than a normal black. I think it matches my matte black gill/grills very closely. "PAC Black" is a DuPont color, so its just a name brand. I would still consider the color a matte black. I went with matte instead of gloss because I knew the inside sections were going to be dirty and look matte anyway .

The coating was not perfect. I think its relatively easy to PC something a solid color. To tape a section off, he had to tape it, then shoot it with the powder, then take the tape off before putting it in the oven (450 degrees or whatever + tape dont mix). So when the oven kicked on, the powder was disturbed... so I have faint black specs on parts of the silver, and some of the edges are not perfectly crisp.

Of course, this is what the guy told me... I don't know what else to expect .
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It would certainly be easier to do with a normal paint.
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Rims look good man congrats!

Will hope to see them in person at next months C&C!

Youll have to let me know how the Sessantas hold up as i was 50-50 on buying those or Hankook V12s and i went the Hankook route!
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