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      02-08-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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To powder coat or not... that is the question

Proud new owner of my first BMW ('12 535i Msport) after a 15+ year love affair with Infiniti (G35 coupe, sedan & M35). Couldn't be happier. The 5 is in a class of it's own.

That being said, my first "mod" will be powder coating the rims until I'm ready to make the plunge and buy new rims and tires.

Messed around in photoshop with colors.
Just need help deciding what color. A, B, or C?

A. Gun metal


B. Black


C. Keep it stock
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      02-08-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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Plasitidip them. Cheaper, removable, and if done right, can look nearly as good.

That being said I like gunmetal.
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Plasitidip them. Cheaper, removable, and if done right, can look nearly as good.

That being said I like gunmetal.
Ditto.... Gunmetal...
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      02-09-2016, 03:35 AM   #5
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If you are going to buy new wheels, save ur money! That's me! I'm just like you, got my car on November & did the stereo & now just pick up some HRE FF15... Still debating on tires!
Sorry can't to help you....I like all 3!
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      02-09-2016, 09:20 AM   #6
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How much is the powder coating gonna cost you?
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      02-09-2016, 10:49 AM   #7
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either gunmetal or stock
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      02-09-2016, 01:01 PM   #8
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Personally I say keep it stock. Gunmetal would be too monotone in my opinion.
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      02-09-2016, 01:34 PM   #9
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      02-09-2016, 06:23 PM   #11
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Don't waste your time on the stock wheels, get the wheels you really want.
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      02-10-2016, 08:07 AM   #12
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What about powder coating them bright silver

That is, leave them as is.

I'm not a fan of dark wheels on a dark car, I think they look so much better with a the pop of colour the silver brings, but, it's your car, do what you want.
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      02-13-2016, 02:36 PM   #13
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if you're going to do it go with the gun metal.

but for me the car looks better as stock colour on the wheels.
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      02-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #14
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Gunmetal is too close to the color of your car and makes for an odd contrast. Go with black if you want some contrast. But as a few of the others said, if you plan to get new wheels at some point, don't spend any money on them now.
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I'm of the view that if you're going to get another set then keep your OEM's standard and invest your powdercoat funds in getting the right aftermarkets. Feel proud of the OEM's until then.
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Plasitidip them. Cheaper, removable, and if done right, can look nearly as good.

That being said I like gunmetal.
It's a Valentine's gift so I'm leaning with the gunmetal.
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Ditto.... Gunmetal...
Leaning this way!
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      02-14-2016, 08:50 PM   #18
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What about powder coating them bright silver

That is, leave them as is.

I'm not a fan of dark wheels on a dark car, I think they look so much better with a the pop of colour the silver brings, but, it's your car, do what you want.
I like the OEM but just have that need to stand out in the meantime. H-town has a ton of Msport owners up in here.
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      02-14-2016, 08:56 PM   #19
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How much is the powder coating gonna cost you?
Got a quote of $105 per wheel from precisionpowder.net here in Houston/Spring, TX. Pretty reasonable thus my dilemna... mod now till I get new wheels.
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Gun metal dude. And nice ride!!
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Keep it stock.

It will be easier to sell if you decide to sell the wheels.

IMO it looks cleaner.

Or do whatever you want, it's your car ?
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