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      11-06-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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mineral white / black sapphire project

I'm not going to go too crazy on this since it's a lease, but when I was getting my old M6 wheels powdercoated to reuse as winter wheels on my M3, I decided that a metallic black might play well off of the metallic white. I'm a little worried it will look too 'bling', but I'm often willing to take risks in order to try something different.

Here is a wheel, I've got a badge and a few other trim pieces coming in black sapphire in the next few days. Car should be here in 7-14 days.
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      11-06-2010, 12:40 PM   #2
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cant wait to see it
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Please do post pics when it's here. It's hard to imagine how it's going to look but at least you're not afraid to try something different. Good luck.


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      11-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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Here are some more parts that came in. It's an overcast day, so the photos didn't come out very well.
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this is going to look nice...original!
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      11-10-2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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Looks great! I hope it will look good on the car too, might just look like "regular black" from more than a few inches away though.
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The color combo turned out great! Can't wait to see it installed.
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You may start to get a bunch of "copy cats" now..Good ideas I think it will turn out well.
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      11-10-2010, 11:37 PM   #9
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Looks great! I hope it will look good on the car too, might just look like "regular black" from more than a few inches away though.
Yeah, on the road it may just look like gloss black, and that's fine. Just wanted to add a little twist from the norm. It's also a little more noticeable in person, however, similar to the mineral white, where people can't tell the difference between it and AW in photos.

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Who painted the badge and other accessories? Looks nice.
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Everything but the wheels came from IND. Nate was very responsive to my many questions and quickly filled the order. I don't think they normally paint the badges but it wasn't an issue at all when I suggested it. Each piece came wrapped in its own microfiber cloth and 4 layers of bubble wrap, they did an excellent job.
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Car is here!


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Car is here!
Congrats!
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Nice color
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I need to start taking better photos when the car comes in! They always seem to end up on the forum
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