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      08-30-2019, 08:15 AM   #1
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Correct Paint For M-Sport 193M or MV3 wheels

I'm getting ready to refinish the 193M wheels on my E92 LCI M-Sport. I keep seeing conflicting info on what is the correct wheel color for M-Sport wheels. The inside spoke of my wheel says BMW Ferric Grey Silber. When I research my wheel style I come up with two drastically different shades of gray. One light and one darker. I've also come to the conclusion maybe the wheels were painted the darker shade in Europe/UK as they called the wheels MV3, not 193M.

So what's appropriate for my US spec 193M wheels? Trying to keep my car as OEM as possible.

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One more of the light shade
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My understanding is that there are both the darker ferric grey as well as a lighter silver. The lighter silver appears to be more prevalent, but I prefer ferric grey. I don't own these wheels but believe both were available in the US.
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my original 193M euro wheels are the lighter shade, if that is any helpful for you
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I have these wheels too in the lighter silver. I want to do some touch up on em. I'm interested in this as well. When I got the car they were plastibipped black. I didn't really like em and looked at new wheels. I decided to see what they look like under the plastidip, these are some.of the best looking factory wheels I've ever seen. Unless I bend one I won't be getting different ones
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I have these wheels too in the lighter silver. I want to do some touch up on em. I'm interested in this as well. When I got the car they were plastibipped black. I didn't really like em and looked at new wheels. I decided to see what they look like under the plastidip, these are some.of the best looking factory wheels I've ever seen. Unless I bend one I won't be getting different ones
That's what I'm feeling. One side of me wants Apex Arc-8 the other side wants perfectly refinished 193M. Mine have no rash and Michelin PS4S mounted 10k Miles ago. Don't really want to buy wheels and another set of tires... ugh!
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My 193M is certainly on the lighter side of silver. I like the ferric silver. Looks more organic. Hmm.... got me thinking.
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