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      05-24-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Composition and paint of M3 18" OEM 260M Rim

Why can't i find any specs on this rim!!!

I want to re-paint and finish a small scuff on the 260M OEM 18" rim. Does anybody know the paint code, is it clear coated, or powder coated?

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I have a feeling it is powder coated, and does have a clear coat.

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Thanks Andy, you might be on to something. You say that possible the paint is powder and the top coat is clear coat.
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I just had set of wheels completely stripped and refinished. The way they do it, is prime the wheels by powder coat, paint the wheels with a PPG paint, and the clear the wheels with powder coat. This allows a bigger selection of colors. I am not sure if this is what BMW does or not. I am sure it is powder coat in some way as it is stronger. I am also sure there is a clear over the machined areas to keep it from wearing.

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