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View Poll Results: Should I powdercoat the rims matte/satin black?
Yes, powdercoat those rims black! 14 70.00%
No! You must be smoking crack! 6 30.00%
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      09-24-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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To powdercoat, or not to powdercoat... that is the question

So I'm debating whether or not to powdercoat my rims matte/satin black. GF says NO! but I wanted my fellow E9xers' opinion.

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      09-24-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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I like the contrast, so my vote would be to leave them as is.
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      09-24-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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      09-24-2008, 12:22 AM   #4
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Powercoat the spokes, leave the lip as it is !!!
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      09-24-2008, 12:24 AM   #5
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ehh leave as is. looks better
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      09-24-2008, 12:45 AM   #6
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heres and1bball919's sg with black wheels



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dont do it leave it as is
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heres and1bball919's sg with black wheels
So Longtran, does that mean you vote to powdercoat?!?! Congrats on the new M3 BTW! You're an OG E90 guy, I remember when you first started slanging those Poorman Brex angel eyes!
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WOW! nice DTM autohaus front bumper! What wheels are those?
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WOW! nice DTM autohaus front bumper! What wheels are those?
Thanks!
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So Longtran, does that mean you vote to powdercoat?!?! Congrats on the new M3 BTW! You're an OG E90 guy, I remember when you first started slanging those Poorman Brex angel eyes!
i'm all for being your own. do what you want. i voted yes. i think this car still have the pmbs on.
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Assuming that is a cast wheel, DO NOT powdercoat it. You will eventually crack the wheel if you powder coat a cast wheel. It will weaken the wheel by altering the molecular structure of the wheel due to the heat required to cure the powdercoat.

If you want to change the color of the wheel, paint it.

my vote is:

No, do not powder coat it, YES, paint it black!
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Do it backwards, powdercoat the lip, leave the spokes alone.
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Powercoat the spokes, leave the lip as it is !!!
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