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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-15-2012, 02:58 AM
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What color powder coat?

Been looking around at powder coating options I think.... I think I have decided on matte black with 20% gloss. But I mean I want it too look good cause its kinda yeah melted on there and was wondering if anyone has that wheel color on a silver car? or if your good at shopping maybe?? and yes I am painting my M pars sorry
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:13 AM
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Not sure of this helps but I powder coated my mpars gloss black on a black car. See sig.
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One thing that has helped me when doing this kind of stuff is Photoshop.
Its pretty easy to take a photo and change the color of a certain area.
It enables you to see what it would look like.


This is a photoshop pic of what I wanted my car to look like
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You thinking about doing 100% of the wheels or leaving a little bit silver?
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Another cheap way to check how it would look would be to plasti-dip them black.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:28 PM
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Yeah the plan is all black the polished lip in my opinion is cheesy. The plastidip can just peel off right?

... I want your wagon
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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The plastidip can just peel off right?
yep, it peals right off

IMO I'd rather spend $14 with p-dip to make sure I'll like it before I invest a couple hundred.
good luck with whatever you choose!

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Old 05-15-2012, 01:55 PM
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I would go with a dark Gunmetal Gray
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