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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:38 AM
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Are style 220M wheels painted?

Unfortunately I didn't get the winter wheels on soon enough and slid into a curb. Have a fair amount of curb rash on the wheels. On previous cars I have had wheels painted, but these wheels do not look painted. Can anyone confirm that? If not what are the repair options?

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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It depends on how bad it is. You can get the wheels refinished, and it'll look like new. Take it to your dealer and they should be able to do it for you. That's only if the wheels aren't trashed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:05 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I was hoping to refinish them myself. "bad" is kind of open to interpretation. They look bad - probably because they are on my car - but I suspect that in terms of repair they are not bad.

I have seen repair kits at places like bav auto, but I think that those are for BMW's painted wheels, rather than the "polished" wheels on the M3.

The process for a painted wheel is to fill the gouge and sand it down till its flush. Then paint, sand, clear coat to cover the filler.

How does one repair an alloy wheel if it's not painted?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:07 PM
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I had an issue with one of my 220M wheels on my M3, dinged it pulling into a parking spot. The ding looked huge to me, but it was pretty small, maybe 1 x 3 inches. Anyway, I took it to a dealer, and it was fixed in an hour or two. Cost was a bit high at $185, but I felt much better about the car and the wheels. I couldn't see where the damage was.

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