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imaverb 11-12-2012 01:24 PM

Just powdercoated my wheels
 
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So I'm a big fan of stock wheels, but mine were flaking and looked really bad. Considered getting some M6 wheels for my ride, but then decided I didn't like the look all that much on an e39.

So...

Dis-mount tires, sand-blasted and powdercoated rims, re-mount and balance tires:

Under $300

I'm pleased :)

mrslickII 11-12-2012 02:28 PM

I'm planning to do same with mine. My 540i is black so I'm thinking about anthracite. That price will consume the last of my bonus :-)

rrtec 11-12-2012 07:45 PM

Nice.. Now H&R springs and tint...

Coochie_Bandit 11-12-2012 07:56 PM

I was thinking of blacking out my 32's as well. But after seeing this Im not too crazy about how the wheel looks blacker than the tire.

imaverb 11-12-2012 08:32 PM

Tire shine.

chocodile 11-19-2012 09:15 PM

And for anyone on the west coast, check with your local Les Schwab dealer. They have a service (I believe in Oregon) where they send rims for blasting and powder coating. I had them do the stock rims on my 1986 528e, and they look fantastic. I just had them use their standard silver, and it's almost identical to the original color - maybe a little brighter. Cost was $50 per rim.

the540wgn 11-19-2012 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Coochie_Bandit (Post 7191394)
I was thinking of blacking out my 32's as well. But after seeing this Im not too crazy about how the wheel looks blacker than the tire.

Plasti-dip them first so you know you're investing in something you'll like

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/...BMW_2/img6.jpg

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Originally Posted by imaverb (Post 7191459)
Tire shine.

+1

Coochie_Bandit 11-19-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by imaverb (Post 7191459)
Tire shine.

Not exactly ideal on a dirty car. Remind me, who washes thier car everyday?

edjack 11-19-2012 11:32 PM

Black wheels makes it look like a cop car.

Bennt771 11-27-2012 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by edjack (Post 7204495)
Black wheels makes it look like a cop car.

So people move out of your way ?? :)


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