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      09-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Alloy wheel colour choice

My 193's are looking a bit tatty and I'm thinking of having them resprayed, not sure if I should go original silver or that nice graphite colour

On LMB, what would be best?
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      09-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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Definitely graphite, or dark chrome as I think BMW call it
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      09-28-2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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I quite like anthracite with a le mans blue. Im toying with the idea of getting mine some time. Mines a montego blue btw.
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      09-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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I have anthracite wheels on my silver touring, looks much better than stock - don't have to clean the wheels so often either!
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83tep could you post some photos please. I have an E91 and am looking to get my wheels refurbed and am having the same dilema.
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I'd also like to see some pics! Preferably Le Mans Blue E92 with graphite, but anything pretty will do!
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      09-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #7
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83tep could you post some photos please. I have an E91 and am looking to get my wheels refurbed and am having the same dilema.
Will try to once adobe let people use an iPad properly!!
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      09-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #8
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Will try to once adobe let people use an iPad properly!!
You mean when Apple let you use software properly.

Open a photobucket account and upload your photos there.

Copy the url link to here and the picture will appear.
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      09-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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wheels are very dirty so look quite dark in these pics



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      09-30-2012, 01:13 PM   #11
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I'd also like to see some pics! Preferably Le Mans Blue E92 with graphite, but anything pretty will do!
hello mate check my thread out i had mine powder coated shows you what they look like on a darker car

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=727675
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I'd also like to see some pics! Preferably Le Mans Blue E92 with graphite, but anything pretty will do!
Similar to Graphite...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=748348
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My 193's are looking a bit tatty and I'm thinking of having them resprayed, not sure if I should go original silver or that nice graphite colour

On LMB, what would be best?
I would also suggest getting them powdercoated rather than spray painted no matter what colour you go for.

Have a look to see what wheel refurbishment places are close to you.

Most keep plenty of samples and with the amount of cracked BMW rims they usually have plenty of them as samples.
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I think graphite looks good! Does anyone know what it's called so I can get the painter to order it?

I've had bad experience with powdercoaters, so I'll go with having them painted
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      11-27-2012, 10:29 AM   #15
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Bumping this in case anyone knows the code for the original silver and the graphite colour?

Also, I've been through AUC looking at wheel colours, and can't see any with the darker graphite / grey colour, does anyone have a pic of one?
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