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      10-21-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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Advice Sought - Black Alloy Wheels

Hi Guys & Girls,

New member to the forum. Been a BMW owner for many years now and will be taking delivery of my brand new model in 2 weeks. I've gone for the following.....

E92 LCI 320d M Sport Auto
Alpine White
Saddle Brown Leather
De-badged

It's coming with the standard 18" M Sport Alloys. I would like to get these powder coated black as I love the contrast between white car and black rims.

My question is.....Do I get these in Gloss Black or Matt Black?

I am really loving the finish on the Matt Black, however the LCI comes with the High Gloss Black Shadow Line as a standard. I'm worried as to whether the Matt Black will work with the Shadow line, or if I should just go for Gloss alloys?



Any thoughts, comments, advice would be more than welcome chaps!

Thanks

Waino

PS. The other option would be to go for a dark grey finish!? Decisions, Decisions.
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      10-21-2011, 04:12 AM   #2
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I'm not convinced about black alloys in the first place, I'd rather have anthracite, but of the two I'd say matt will look better than gloss.
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Ive had my wheels both Matte and Gloss black and much prefer the gloss finish
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Check out Frankie's car here, he has gloss black on a white E92 with shadowine trim
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Problem with going black is the tyres will always then look a dirty brown.

I would go anthracite too too like the sport plus models and M3.



This was my old M3 with anthracite wheels.....



And our E91....

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Thanks Guys.

Some food for thought there. Perhaps Anthracite is the way to go.

Thanks again.
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I prefer the Anthracite..

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I've just had my winters refurb'd in gloss black. There are some pics in a another thread. Since the car has gloss black details already, I just don't think matt black would have looked right.

I like Anthracite in pictures but when I see them on the road they just look like normal silver wheels that haven't been cleaned.
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      10-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #10
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I prefer the Anthracite..

isnt that just the standard silver?!
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I was just thinking the same thing!
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I think the problem with any matte finish is that, even when clean, they'll look like they're covered in brake dust.

Gloss every time - black or anthracite.
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Black of any kind will just look totally shit - don't bother.

Anthracite .........maybe.....
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Leave em for winter wheels and get 313's.
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Anthracite for me

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Matt black is awful, gloss is alot better. Satin black is better than both though!
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isnt that just the standard silver?!
Yep-still prefer anthracite though..
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If you go black, and you run 452s then as soon as they get kerbed they will look 100% worse than the silver
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If you go black, and you run 452s then as soon as they get kerbed they will look 100% worse than the silver
Never gonna happen though, no-one puts Falkens on a Beemer,it's a performance car ffs!
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I love the contrast too. I painted my on gloss black and I am very pleased. I painted grill and mirror covers on gloss black as well. Will wrap the roof. Shall I say what colour for? The car looks great with this little mods.
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