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      11-26-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Opinion needed on color to powder coat OEM 18' wheels

I have 2 sets of OEM 18's - winter and summer. Looking to powder coat one set to change things up a bit. What color? I was thinking flat/semi-gloss black or perhaps a traditional "german" silver? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

If anyone has any photoshop talent and could post some pics that would be appreciated as well.
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      11-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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if your car is dark like sparkling graphite or black paint them flat black and if aw or blue paint it hyper silver.
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I like the stock color of the OEM wheels.
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      11-26-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
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black should look nice.
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i was thinking about powdercoating my 19's, but decided against it for resale value.
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      11-27-2008, 05:08 AM   #6
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I have 2 sets of OEM 18's - winter and summer. Looking to powder coat one set to change things up a bit. What color? I was thinking flat/semi-gloss black or perhaps a traditional "german" silver? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

If anyone has any photoshop talent and could post some pics that would be appreciated as well.

Did you buy the 2nd set of OEM Wheels from Bmw and how much did the wheels run you?? I would like to keep the stock wheel look for winter.
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What is "german" silver? LOL.
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I like the stock color of the OEM wheels.
agreed, but wanted a change between the 2

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Did you buy the 2nd set of OEM Wheels from Bmw and how much did the wheels run you?? I would like to keep the stock wheel look for winter.
got the 2nd set from another M3Post member.

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What is "german" silver? LOL.
I put "german" in quotes for a reason - I can't recall the name of the paint color that comes on most german cars with silver wheels. I believe it's a standard metallic silver.
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Oh You have 2 sets of OEM 18's?

I have 3 Sets of OEM wheels. 2 pairs of 18s with Track rubber/ Daily rubber
and the 19's with the Toyo's for the track Too...
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I had mine painted gloss black for winter. I don't have any pics on the car because they got salty as soon as I had them mounted. I'm hoping to wash it on Sunday and take pics then if the weather is nice.

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I had mine painted gloss black for winter. I don't have any pics on the car because they got salty as soon as I had them mounted. I'm hoping to wash it on Sunday and take pics then if the weather is nice.

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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ack%27s&page=3
the gloss black looks great. I was thinking flat black, but....
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i know what your talking about with the"german silver".. and its that paint you can only get from germany that bmw, audi/porshe wheels are painted.. And because the stock color of the 18's is dark already i think brightening them up is gonna look good, and like a totally different wheel.. (everyone just assumes paint it black now-a-days)
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      12-01-2008, 03:59 PM   #19
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the gloss black looks great. I was thinking flat black, but....
They look flat once dirty, best of both worlds : )
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Did you buy the 2nd set of OEM Wheels from Bmw and how much did the wheels run you?? I would like to keep the stock wheel look for winter.
I sold him the wheels. I think black would be better then silver. The 19s already are a nice silver.
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