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Old 03-25-2012, 09:52 PM
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Has anyone here powdercoated their stock wheels? I've done so on other wheels, but if anyone here has experience with our wheels, any issues?
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Has anyone here powdercoated their stock wheels? I've done so on other wheels, but if anyone here has experience with our wheels, any issues?
I have not! But I nominate u to do them immediately and take some.pics.
black wheels on white cars always look killer! Plus u have a harley. You can pulll it off
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My BMW Service Center actually does this (I'm sure they send them out) but if there was a problem, not sure they would allow it.

I lease and they gave me the green light. As soon as I take delivery, it's going right to service for the wheels to be powder coated.

My wheels will be style 373M. The 20" 650i M-Sport wheels.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:13 AM
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I have not! But I nominate u to do them immediately and take some.pics.
black wheels on white cars always look killer! Plus u have a harley. You can pulll it off
Hahahaha, right on, thanks dude! I definitely plan on it and pics will be posted!
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My BMW Service Center actually does this (I'm sure they send them out) but if there was a problem, not sure they would allow it.

I lease and they gave me the green light. As soon as I take delivery, it's going right to service for the wheels to be powder coated.

My wheels will be style 373M. The 20" 650i M-Sport wheels.
Cool, how much does the dealer charge? The place I go to is $75/wheel for my 19" M sport wheels.
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Planning to do mine; gunmetal. Will post pics once done
Nice, I've seen gunmetal on black and it looks great. What color is your car?

I made an appointment for Thursday so we'll see!
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Nice! Gunmetal grille would be perfect with that...
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Nice, I've seen gunmetal on black and it looks great. What color is your car?

I made an appointment for Thursday so we'll see!

That's are boy! Jumping in the game
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Cool, how much does the dealer charge? The place I go to is $75/wheel for my 19" M sport wheels.
For the 373M wheel, they charge $200/wheel (any 20" will be $200 from what I gathered). I would love to shop around but I have the wheel and tire insurance through BMW. I believe they charge $150 for 18" so my guess would be $175 for a 19".

I don't want the headache of them telling me they can't do anything because I powder coated my wheels elsewhere if I need a new wheel through insurance. I heard from a few sources that between $175 and $200/wheel is a normal price for 20".

$75/wheel is a steal. Just make sure they do quality work. I had my sport bike wheels, rear sets and levers powder coated at a good price and found a bunch of pitting and chipping months later when I went to go wash it. Just a cautionary heads-up.
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For the 373M wheel, they charge $200/wheel (any 20" will be $200 from what I gathered). I would love to shop around but I have the wheel and tire insurance through BMW. I believe they charge $150 for 18" so my guess would be $175 for a 19".

I don't want the headache of them telling me they can't do anything because I powder coated my wheels elsewhere if I need a new wheel through insurance. I heard from a few sources that between $175 and $200/wheel is a normal price for 20".

$75/wheel is a steal. Just make sure they do quality work. I had my sport bike wheels, rear sets and levers powder coated at a good price and found a bunch of pitting and chipping months later when I went to go wash it. Just a cautionary heads-up.
Thanks...yeah, I confirmed with the dealer that powdercoating will have no effect on the wheel/tire warranty. The only difference is that if the wheel needs to be replaced, I'll get an original wheel without powdercoat so no biggie.

This place I'm going to has done other wheels for me before and it's quality work so I trust them. I'll post pics when they're done!
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Thanks...yeah, I confirmed with the dealer that powdercoating will have no effect on the wheel/tire warranty. The only difference is that if the wheel needs to be replaced, I'll get an original wheel without powdercoat so no biggie.

This place I'm going to has done other wheels for me before and it's quality work so I trust them. I'll post pics when they're done!
Awesome, sounds good!
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Has anyone here powdercoated their stock wheels? I've done so on other wheels, but if anyone here has experience with our wheels, any issues?
Would you kindly explain what is wheel powdercoating?
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In no exact or professional terms, basically the wheel is coated with any color of this powder which is then baked in an oven at an extremely high temperature. This gives the wheel a coat similar to the appearance of paint in either gloss or matte finish; but much stronger and durable. Many car parts are done this way in lieu of painting for extra durability purposes.
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Nice, that's the look I'm going for....
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I'm in FL. But who ever does it for you make sure they sound so meticulous about the process that you know they are doing it right.
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My car is officially in the shop on a lift while her wheels are being removed for powdercoating! I'll post pics as soon as I pick her up...hopefully early next week!
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