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Darkness95m3
09-25-2005, 12:46 PM
I had new tires installed on my 540i. However during the installation process they damaged the protective coating and paint on the rims.
I'm thinking of painting them black and silver.
Any comments would be appriciated.

-=[[f|L@pJ@cK=]
09-25-2005, 12:52 PM
Personally, I love the way the rims look stock.

Painting them black and silver look a bit odd (just my opinion though).

razor/m5
09-25-2005, 12:55 PM
myself- I would not paint them black, keep them the way they are , I think black and silver look's a bit tacky

rodo
09-25-2005, 12:56 PM
I concur

Justin e36
09-25-2005, 01:00 PM
black with a polished lip would look nice... just not with those rims.

King Luis
09-25-2005, 01:00 PM
don't paint them black....the rims will lose the classyness that it makes the car.

Quack
09-25-2005, 01:01 PM
leave them as they are

Understated
09-25-2005, 01:04 PM
leave them as they are
^^^^^^

Darkness95m3
09-25-2005, 01:08 PM
Thanks guy's
I will leave them the way they are.

rodo
09-25-2005, 01:34 PM
Do what you like, it's your car not ours, don't do what other poeple say

jeremy
09-25-2005, 01:57 PM
leave them stock...they just look funny with black centers

325isRED
09-25-2005, 08:51 PM
if you going to paint the rims, you should paint the part where the bolts are too... and stop where the horizontal lip starts...

windwagen
09-25-2005, 08:56 PM
Yuck! pls leave it stock!

BTW - where are you going to get it painted? My buddy and I have wheels that need some refinishing this winter. Only the lip has clearcoat coming off. What happens to the rivets?

Darkness95m3
09-25-2005, 09:39 PM
Yuck! pls leave it stock!

BTW - where are you going to get it painted? My buddy and I have wheels that need some refinishing this winter. Only the lip has clearcoat coming off. What happens to the rivets?

There is a company here in Hamilton called Wheel Wizard The rims come out like brand new. I believe they charge $110 per wheel. I could talk to them and see if they would give us a better deal.

windwagen
09-25-2005, 10:36 PM
Hmmmm- I have access to a Powder coating lab, so we wanted to do it ourselves. The center portion is mint, so I was thinking of taping off the center and removing the existing clearcoat with paint stripper. But the rivets are in the way. Do you expect them to disassemble the wheel?

BMW_7
09-25-2005, 11:00 PM
Sorry you should leave it as is because I am under no circumstances a fan of painting stock rims, no matter what they are.

You need to lower the car first.

Darkness95m3
09-26-2005, 09:26 AM
Hmmmm- I have access to a Powder coating lab, so we wanted to do it ourselves. The center portion is mint, so I was thinking of taping off the center and removing the existing clearcoat with paint stripper. But the rivets are in the way. Do you expect them to disassemble the wheel?

They do disassemble the wheel.

windwagen
09-26-2005, 10:25 AM
I should do some research into that. I don't know if I trust myself putting it back together...

BMWF1
09-26-2005, 12:41 PM
either leave them or upgrade them to better rims, dont half ass the job

Dave535
09-27-2005, 11:45 PM
Im gonna need to do some work on my wheels soon too..If one were to do the job himself, what type of paint should I use?

Hound
09-28-2005, 03:22 AM
yea the car looks great with the rims stock, if your going to paint them like the other guy said paint up to the lip so they look a bit better, but it is your car so do what you want to do, its your car and some people have different taste. i have seen the wheel wizards truck around here (ancaster) they have a nice looking 1500 chevy or gmc with nice looking crome rims on the truck, good idea if you do wheel work and such. i may have to go to them about the tl's rims cause they are all fuxored 3 outta the 4 need to be fixed cause they must have hit a curb at some point in their life.