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      04-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Matte Black or not?

I'm considering powder coating my 162's Matte Black. I have a sparkling graphite e90 335i with the full M-Tech Kit, dropped on H&R springs? I've been quoted $300 to powder coat all 4 rims, what do you guys think?

I'm also going to paint the widow trim Matte Black, and paint the vinyl amber-gone overlays Matte Black.

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      04-22-2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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I have matte black wheels on space gray and get stares and thumbs up all day long - I never got as much attention until after the wheels were installed

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hell yeah I wish I would of known hyperblack CSL's were coming out with matte black and gunmetal finishes...a month after I got mine...
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it should look good.... if you decide to do it, please post pics...
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dont do it. just buy replica csl rims in matte black or leave the 162 as is.
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If it was me I'd leave them as is, just my opinion. Not a fan of black wheels really, especially stock ones.
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      04-22-2008, 04:19 PM   #7
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Well the above wheels are satin, not flat, flat black would look a little Blech... But the Satin Wheels look hot!
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