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      05-11-2011, 02:27 AM   #1
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19" M3 wheels refinished in Limited Edition Black

I have a spare set of OEM 19" alloys that I'm thinking of getting refinished in the same black as used on the Limited edition M3s.
Has anyone had this done..if so by who?
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      05-11-2011, 03:01 AM   #2
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I have a spare set of OEM 19" alloys that I'm thinking of getting refinished in the same black as used on the Limited edition M3s.
Has anyone had this done..if so by who?
Gun metal would like great on a white M3 IMO
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      05-11-2011, 03:16 AM   #3
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Had the inside of my 19's done in gloss black. Lepson's is the place to go...

http://www.lepsons.com/
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Mine did look good:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2420
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That does look great...what finish is that? Looks like satin.
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That does look great...what finish is that? Looks like satin.
Yes its a satin matt black finish, does work well with the Alpine White, better than gloss. Unless you can find someone who can replicate the Lambo style, as they seem to be a mix of both matt/gloss and look so nice.

Remember you'll need to find a coater who can do diamond cut wheels (presuming they are the same as mine where)
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try the Wheels specialist...they done a first class job on my oem(had them powder coated in smoke chrome )...but not cheap though !!

they have branches all round the uk
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      05-12-2011, 02:49 AM   #8
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Thanks...I ended up leaving them at a local place in Coventry (Wheels UK) to get what looks like a similar satin matt black finish to KadeSdad. Costing 60 a wheel to correct some minor curb rash and powder coat the wheels.
Spent quite a long time there looking around and watched him powdercoat a set of wheel, seems like he knows what he is doing although the place could do with a bit of a tidy up...fingers crossed he makes a decent job of it.
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Thanks...I ended up leaving them at a local place in Coventry (Wheels UK) to get what looks like a similar satin matt black finish to KadeSdad. Costing 60 a wheel to correct some minor curb rash and powder coat the wheels.
Spent quite a long time there looking around and watched him powdercoat a set of wheel, seems like he knows what he is doing although the place could do with a bit of a tidy up...fingers crossed he makes a decent job of it.
Post some pics up when you have them fitted
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Had the inside of my 19's done in gloss black. Lepson's is the place to go...

http://www.lepsons.com/
I've used lepsons before in Gillingham and they were great
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      05-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #11
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Got the wheels back and I'm very pleased with them...there are some minor imperfections but you really have to get close to find them.
They ended up at about a mid gloss (60%) finish which is absolutely what I wanted.

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Nice one!
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That looks bang on, whould now remove the rest of the chrome from the car
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question, when you had your wheels done did they say that they were chrome finish on it or was it something else?
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Cool

A very nice finish to the E92M3 wheels !

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Very nice M8 !
I thought it was an M3
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question, when you had your wheels done did they say that they were chrome finish on it or was it something else?
Sorry for late reply, been away on hols.
I'm not sure I understand your question...can you rephrase it?
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Sorry for late reply, been away on hols.
I'm not sure I understand your question...can you rephrase it?
Hey how much did you pay to get that done and from where?

Also, can you get a glossier look then what you have, I am trying to go for the lambo gloss look, any opinions
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It was 240 to remove some light kerb rash and powdercoat in semi gloss black...they can do a full gloss black if you prefer.
http://www.wheels.uk.com/ did the job and I'm more than happy with the result although if you want perfection then maybe you should try http://www.lepsons.com/
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It was 240 to remove some light kerb rash and powdercoat in semi gloss black...they can do a full gloss black if you prefer.
http://www.wheels.uk.com/ did the job and I'm more than happy with the result although if you want perfection then maybe you should try http://www.lepsons.com/
Hey thanks for the links, are you based near london, perhaps i could have a closer look at the results before I pull the plug!
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I'm in Nuneaton...if you are in the area I would be more than happy to meet up.
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