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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 11-12-2012, 01:24 PM
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Just powdercoated my wheels

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
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:28 PM
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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 :-)
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:45 PM
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Nice.. Now H&R springs and tint...
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:56 PM
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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.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:32 PM
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Tire shine.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:15 PM
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:01 PM
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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



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Tire shine.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:12 PM
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Tire shine.
Not exactly ideal on a dirty car. Remind me, who washes thier car everyday?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:32 PM
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Black wheels makes it look like a cop car.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:00 PM
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Black wheels makes it look like a cop car.
So people move out of your way ??
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