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      10-30-2010, 11:28 AM   #23
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Those do look really nice. I have no need for a winter set here in Houston but if I did, that'd be the set I'd want!

BTW, the ///M logos are upside down....don't know if that was intentional or not.

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But I thought that matte black was the same as flat black.
Yep, I was thinking the same thing. The progression (speaking in "home paint" terms but you get the point) is flat/matte --> satin --> semi-gloss --> gloss.

It sounds like the wheel painter basically meant "just slightly more gloss than matte" and happened to call it flat whereas most of us would have called it satin.
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      10-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #24
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Ha crap good catch. Yes the logos are on upside down, thanks for pointing that out... easy fix.

When the shop showed me a matte black wheel it looked quite dull. Kind of like a barbeque grill black if you know what I mean. Some may like that look but I didn't dig it. Glossy black looked super shiney while what they called flat black was right in between the two. I should've took camera phone pics of the wheel examples they had there, but there is definitely a difference between the matte and flat/satin finishes.


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Those do look really nice. I have no need for a winter set here in Houston but if I did, that'd be the set I'd want!

BTW, the ///M logos are upside down....don't know if that was intentional or not.



Yep, I was thinking the same thing. The progression (speaking in "home paint" terms but you get the point) is flat/matte --> satin --> semi-gloss --> gloss.

It sounds like the wheel painter basically meant "just slightly more gloss than matte" and happened to call it flat whereas most of us would have called it satin.
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      10-30-2010, 04:23 PM   #25
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Looks OEM! Pics on car now!
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      10-30-2010, 04:38 PM   #26
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Just for comparison's sake, here is a picture of your wheel next to a black Style 359M from an actual GTS (taken from Mark's M's car):

Your wheel


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It's hard to tell any kind of difference... Nice.
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      10-30-2010, 05:25 PM   #27
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Satin is the way to go... They look great...now lets see them mounted!
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      10-30-2010, 07:14 PM   #28
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Those wheels look bad-ass.
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      10-31-2010, 03:06 AM   #29
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Good looking finish!
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      10-31-2010, 09:28 AM   #30
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Hey Daft, I'm jealous. My blacks are off just as yours are going on! Great choice with the satin finish, perfect match for the OEM GTS finish as aajami pointed out. Hey, great thing is....you can wax the satin finish. I tried some out of the way places with some Auto Glym Ultimate and it came up just fine. Gonna experiment with some other stuff and give my black rims (which are my summer's) some good protection.

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      10-31-2010, 03:01 PM   #31
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      11-01-2010, 02:14 AM   #32
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looks great. i love my powdercoated zcp's
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      11-01-2010, 08:58 AM   #33
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looks great. i love my powdercoated zcp's
Which we STILL haven't seen mounted pics of!!!!
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      11-01-2010, 09:09 AM   #34
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Very nice winter wheels
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Nice! In for the mounted pics.
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      11-01-2010, 12:25 PM   #36
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They look great. I ordered a set of ZCP's in "vader black" from EAS, but they haven't come in yet. I also have SG. Please post some pictures with them mounted.
I believe these are yours:



Wheels look beautiful.

OP, I like the Matte finish as well.
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      11-01-2010, 01:25 PM   #37
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Mounted pics please. Maybe on a Jerez black..
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      11-01-2010, 03:34 PM   #38
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Absolutely sick. I want to get a set of these from EAS. but don't have the cash haha.
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      11-01-2010, 04:44 PM   #39
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I believe these are yours:



Wheels look beautiful.

OP, I like the Matte finish as well.
are these oem or replicas? Did you guys paint them or powdercoat them?
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are these oem or replicas? Did you guys paint them or powdercoat them?
Those are OEM ZCP powdercoated in Vader Black finish.
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      11-01-2010, 07:13 PM   #42
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      11-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #43
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Want to see those mount on your car, looks good
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both sets look amazing , cant wait to see them on the cars
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