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      04-30-2021, 06:30 AM   #1
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442M Powder Coating - photos wanted!

Hi all,

So my undamaged (warranty replacement) 442M wheels are again starting to corrode around the centre caps, and I'm now fully out of warranty. BMW have previously said they would *discuss* yet again a like for like replacement (now with a cost) , but it isn't solving the root cause. Therefore I'm going to get them powder coated, but I need some inspiration as to what colour to choose etc.

Does anyone have any 442M powder coated photos that they can share?

I've searched and found the old Chrome shaded suggestions in this post from a few years ago, but I've never seen photos from anyone that actually had theirs painted. Also I've read the good insights from Alloyboy, but I need help to decide.

So come on fellow 442M'ers, dig out your handy work!!
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Antrcite and Gloss black more recently.


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      04-30-2021, 11:58 AM   #3
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Hi all,

So my undamaged (warranty replacement) 442M wheels are again starting to corrode around the centre caps, and I'm now fully out of warranty. BMW have previously said they would *discuss* yet again a like for like replacement (now with a cost) , but it isn't solving the root cause. Therefore I'm going to get them powder coated, but I need some inspiration as to what colour to choose etc.

Does anyone have any 442M powder coated photos that they can share?

I've searched and found the old Chrome shaded suggestions in [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]this post from a few years ago[/COLOR], but I've never seen photos from anyone that actually had theirs painted. Also I've read the good insights from [COLOR="royalblue"]Alloyboy[/COLOR], but I need help to decide.

So come on fellow 442M'ers, dig out your handy work!!
Getting mine done end of may so will post then. Going for ferric grey. Check out BW powder coating in Louth on Facebook. Loads of pictures in their gallery
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      04-30-2021, 02:20 PM   #5
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Not the best angle, but Black Anthracite (and only 30 a corner!)
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Jim, do you have any shots from further back? Mine is silver too...


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Just normal anthracite
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Picked these up late last year...


now are my summer wheels :-)
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all mine that were replaced at the end of the 3 year warranty have gone to shit

Im thinking of shadow chrome to go with my Estoril Blue
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Thanks all,

Does anyone have any recommendations in Bristol/ Bath/ Wiltshire and surrounding areas for Powder Coating wheel refurbs ?
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Nice! I'm liking that a lot. Is this a sprayed/coated finish rather than diamond cut?

There's a place nearby me called We Restore Alloys that do a shadow chrome which looks really similar.
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They look good!
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My old F31 with the wheels powdered coated ferric grey.
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Any more pics of this from other angles. This paint looks like it still has the same shiny effect that diamond cut gives to make them stand out.
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Jim, do you have any shots from further back? Mine is silver too...
How's this?
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Nice! I'm liking that a lot. Is this a sprayed/coated finish rather than diamond cut?

There's a place nearby me called We Restore Alloys that do a shadow chrome which looks really similar.
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Any more pics of this from other angles. This paint looks like it still has the same shiny effect that diamond cut gives to make them stand out.
Yep it's a powder coat, done at The Wheel Specialist. Didn't want to go via the Diamond Cut route again having seen first hand just how flimsy they are so hoping the powder coat will be much more durable.

Shadow Chrome / Flash Chrome are very similar.

The wheels are painted black and then over sprayed with silver to give extra depth to the finish. It's no diamond cut but is a fairly good alternative IMO.
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