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      06-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Dark rims

I've just had my MV3s refurbished in anthracite grey. I think it completes the 'dark' look along with the gloss black grills and shadow-line trim around the windows.



I was never really happy with the silver 17's but the 18" give a good balance without going too far. I want my car to be individual without looking like I've just ram raided halfords!
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      06-06-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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Snap! I think the darker alloys look superb.

But I would say that

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      06-06-2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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I've been thinking of getting my MV3s done in anthracite grey. I'm officially convinced, they both look great.
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      06-06-2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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Very nice, anyone have a picture of them on black e92?
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Looks good ry1978, similar to mine now.

335iLondon ....On a black E90 http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=432457&page=3
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[quote=Dizzle;9764927]Looks good ry1978, similar to mine now.

335iLondon ....On a black E90 [url]http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432457

Ah was posting on stupid Iphone

ment to quote an say thanks!!

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Ry, that really does look the part. Your paint looks in great condition aswell - what do you use for wax?
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Where can I have this done? And how much should I expect to pay?

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I,ve been thinking of doing this for a while

Does anybody have photos of this done to a Silver E90 M Sport running on 18" MV3s ?
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      06-07-2011, 10:28 AM   #11
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They both look great-certainly a cheaper option to a new set.
Always looking for ideas for my E91-Rich-that looks very stealth-like!
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Thanks for all the comments, I'm really happy with the results. I've had anthracite wheels on previous silver cars before and really liked it but I wasn't sure about it with blue until I saw the finished results on the car!
The refurb and respray is around 40 per wheel I think ( I got 'mates rates' as I know the owner of the body shop so paid a lot less!). They weren't in bad condition to start with though, just a few scuffs and a little bubbling on one near the valve.
In answer to dirtydarthdub I had the paint machine buffed and then a couple of coats of carnuba wax applied a few weeks ago and it's just been washed with autoglym shampoo since.
Rich1068 is your E91 montego blue or is just the lighting in the picture as it looks a little darker than the le mans on mine? Either way, it looks great!
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Sliver E90 with dark alloys

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I am getting my wheels refurbed on Tuesday next week, and wondered if there were any silver cars with these wheels fitted. Should I go grey or stick to silver? I like how the silver can look really shiney looking through the alloy, where as the grey may look like they need a wash!
I had grey alloys on mini cooper S GP, but unsure how it would look on my silver!
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I had a silver civic type R a few years ago and the wheels on that were metallic anthracite. I think they looked a lot better than the silver as they gave more of a contrast against the silver body work. With them being metllic they looked great when the car was clean and the sun was out - no mistaking them for wheels covered in brake dust!
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Rich1068 is your E91 montego blue or is just the lighting in the picture as it looks a little darker than the le mans on mine?
It's the lighting. It poured it down about 5 minutes after the pictures were taken. And you'll have seen this too but LMB seems different every time you look at it. Superb colour and I'm really glad I made the break from black.
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I believe the LMB cars are a but faster than the other colours too!
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It's true. A Le Mans Blue 320d will easily out perform a 330d in black or silver. Space Grey is the slowest colour I believe.
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It really does look different under different lighting conditions & comes alive in the sun
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Resurrecing an old thread here -

I'm getting my mv3 refurbed soon and looking for an anthracite thats not to dark, doesn't look like brake dust - have you got a paint code or colour name etc as those look spot on?
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Looks like that, I like.
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Resurrecing an old thread here -

I'm getting my mv3 refurbed soon and looking for an anthracite thats not to dark, doesn't look like brake dust - have you got a paint code or colour name etc as those look spot on?
The anthracite wheel colour that BMW use on the Sport plus is called Ferric Grey.
Paint code A80.
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