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      12-15-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Powder coating OEM 19" rims-Thoughts?

I am driving a Jet Black M3 and I want to mod things but keep most of it OEM. I am thinking of powder coating the inside of the rim black, but leave the outward facing spokes alone and keep them the polished silver.

I like the look of the silver against the black but the rest of the car is going to be blacked out and I want to do something different.

Has anyone done this? If so, could you post pics?

I am open to any thoughts.
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      12-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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Fort Collins... I like the idea, even more I'd like to see it in person if you ever get it done.. I've been in Fort Collins since Sept. I've yet to see a ///M3 on the road.. I barely even see any BMWs...
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fort collins to you both! born and raised there... will be back in about a week and now wish i was bringing my m with me...
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      12-15-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
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There are some pix of just what you're describing, probably in the wheels forum.

That said, I think it's too similar to what the OEM 19s are already - they are dark grey inside and polished on the surface.

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fort collins to you both! born and raised there... will be back in about a week and now wish i was bringing my m with me...
In about a week, I'll be back in Arizona, at the girlfriend's parents house. haha. Maybe we'll pass reach other on the highway!
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      12-19-2010, 03:47 PM   #6
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did it to my car but all black with red



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      12-20-2010, 05:36 PM   #7
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These are my 19's powder coated a similar grey to the inside of the rim of the oem wheels. I too wanted a very stock like look, but I hated the brushed/clear coated aluminum face.
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These are my 19's powder coated a similar grey to the inside of the rim of the oem wheels. I too wanted a very stock like look, but I hated the brushed/clear coated aluminum face.
Now your talking. That's SWEET!
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These are my 19's powder coated a similar grey to the inside of the rim of the oem wheels. I too wanted a very stock like look, but I hated the brushed/clear coated aluminum face.
Where can we see more pics of this??
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Haha thanks guys, these pics were from a Rainy meet we had in Socal last Friday. My official photoshoot was supposed to be yesterday but its rainy as hell, so it will have to be rescheduled.

But im very happy with my wheels. No one had really done a similar-to-oem grey. Im very happy, most people cant tell. True M people will see the nice, custom touch it brings to my Space Grey M.
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      12-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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Here's before/after shots of a recent MY11 M3 getting murdered out:







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      12-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #12
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Kinda like these? I really like this set! You should totally do black all around except just the face of the spokes all the way to the edge of the wheel.

By the way, im in Denver so if you get it done I want to see em.
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      12-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #13
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Kinda like these? I really like this set! You should totally do black all around except just the face of the spokes all the way to the edge of the wheel.

By the way, im in Denver so if you get it done I want to see em.
I'll let you know. I'm still kicking the idea around, whether I want to do it or not. But if I do I'll let ya know. Happy holidays all!
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Here's before/after shots of a recent MY11 M3 getting murdered out:

IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/5076034371_7b3d1300ed_o.jpg[/IMG]

IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5076642906_862d899bff_o.jpg[/IMG]

IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/5076047865_1c5a8197d2_o.jpg[/IMG]

IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5076036163_80ef4fbec5_o.jpg[/IMG]
Hey Tom, is that gloss black or matte? I'm on my cell and can only see a tiny version right now haha.

Looks awesome.
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While I would have left the center cap alone, I really like what you did with those wheels. Good job!
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