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      04-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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OEM 19" Sprayed Gunmetal

Ive now fitted the Eibach spacers (12mm front & 15mm rear) - such a subtle and relatively cheap mod makes such a huge aesthetic difference to the look and stance of the car - no rubbing issues whatsover and could have easily gone 15mm all round BUT the car is getting lowered on weds and i think i may have to swap them around and put the 12mm on the rear and 15mm on the front as originally planned. The other mod ive done this week are the Carbon Fibre Mirror Covers and the Carbon Fibre Side Indicator Grills. But the main mod completed yesterday were the alloys. I decided to fully refurb and then respray the 19' OEM's. I was considering aftermarket rims but thought i would try this first. Have to say they dont look as good in the pics as they do in the flesh. I specially chose the colour myself with my mate from ProSmart and i have to say im really pleased with the results. Next week the car goes into to have the suspension lowered with the Eibach Pro Kit, LED Angel Eyes, Vorsteiner front CF Splitter and CF rear Diffuser
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      04-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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Very nice and subtle change Steve. Looking good now.
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      04-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Ive now fitted the Eibach spacers (12mm front & 15mm rear) - such a subtle and relatively cheap mod makes such a huge aesthetic difference to the look and stance of the car - no rubbing issues whatsover and could have easily gone 15mm all round BUT the car is getting lowered on weds and i think i may have to swap them around and put the 12mm on the rear and 15mm on the front as originally planned. The other mod ive done this week are the Carbon Fibre Mirror Covers and the Carbon Fibre Side Indicator Grills. But the main mod completed yesterday were the alloys. I decided to fully refurb and then respray the 19' OEM's. I was considering aftermarket rims but thought i would try this first. Have to say they dont look as good in the pics as they do in the flesh. I specially chose the colour myself with my mate from ProSmart and i have to say im really pleased with the results. Next week the car goes into to have the suspension lowered with the Eibach Pro Kit, LED Angel Eyes, Vorsteiner front CF Splitter and CF rear Diffuser
Looks great! If you don't mind can you put up how much you paid for the powder coat?
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      04-25-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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I like the gunmetal look. Much more subtle than black. Your stance should be nice with the new springs!
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      04-25-2009, 10:48 PM   #5
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Nice!!!
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      04-25-2009, 11:02 PM   #6
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      04-26-2009, 12:50 AM   #7
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Looks good... also I think Black or CF mirrors look really cool on AWs... blend very well in to the glossy trim of the car.
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Nice, now the stock 19's actually look good.
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Thanks for your comments guys. They were actually sprayed and not powder coated, hence it only cost me 240 GBP to do.
Jerome - see you at the meet today - hope youre coming fella!!!?? Call me if you want to meet en route. Steve
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very nicely done!
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I think it looks incredible! I need to do this to my wheels. Do you have anymore pics, hopefully bigger ones?
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      04-26-2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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Looks nice but if you just don't wash them for a couple weeks they will look just like this.
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Can you post a close up of one of the wheels?
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I found this in another UK meet thread. Assuming the OP won't mind...
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      04-27-2009, 02:23 AM   #15
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Thanks Chris, saved me doing it - pic is from an E92 M3 meet we organised yesterday!! Wheels look a lot darker in this pic than they are in the flesh. Will be having set of CF wheel caps fitted weds when car goes in for Eibach Pro Kit and VRS splitter and diffuser.
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Thanks for your comments guys. They were actually sprayed and not powder coated, hence it only cost me 240 GBP to do.
Jerome - see you at the meet today - hope youre coming fella!!!?? Call me if you want to meet en route. Steve
what type of "spray" process and who does this type of work (shop)?
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Wow, that looks really good on the AW... so many choices...LOL
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nice car. I'm interested with ur carbon minors.
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