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      08-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Anyone who has black or gunmetal Enkei rims.... come on in

So, after finding it impossible to find a solution for BMW center caps for the Enkei M3 rims, I resulted to some ingenuity.

I tried printing some BMW logos from those "print your own custom sticker" websites, but they all said that they could not print the BMW logo due to copyright issues. I even tried just printing out the roundell without the BMW name... still no luck. So I decided to do it my way....

I started by Plasti-dipping my center caps. You can find a can at Home Depot or Lowes for about $6. After about 3-4 coats of that, I bought a set of 1.5" round white water resistant stickers from http://www.labelsbythesheet.com
I then cut the white stickers in quarters, and then applied to the center cap.

Once the stickers were applied, I sprayed them with 4 coats of satin clear coat spray. About $5 at home depot or lowes.

The center caps are only 1.5", so if I used a "real" BMW center cap decal, the roundel would actually look small and would seem silly. So it turned out to be the perfect size, in my opinion.



I'll take some pictures of them on my rims... Its dark out right now, so I'll take them in the morning. I hope this helps others.
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interesting...
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interesting...
This technique could really be applied to all kinds of different center caps. I did it out of necessity. Hopefully everyone else can find BMW center caps for their aftermarket rims, if not, this may be an option for ya.
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Here is the final look with them on the car. Enjoy!
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