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      04-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Black rims in matte or high gloss finish

Hi everybody,

I am getting my original 20" wheels painted in black within 2 weeks, do you have any photos of black wheels in a matte, satin or high gloss finish on a black car?

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      04-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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      04-11-2013, 01:58 AM   #3
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I think gloss black will look the best. Debating if I should powdercoat mine as well.
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      04-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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I vote high gloss black, unless you are going wrap your car matt black.....

But then, there is also BMW Liquid Black, or black chrome
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      04-11-2013, 03:15 PM   #5
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I'm going to paint mine gloss black as well. But first I'm gonna plasti dip them to see if I like it or not. Plasti dip now offers a gloss coat you can put on to make it shine.
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I painted mine Matte and they still have some shine to them.
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      04-16-2013, 02:43 AM   #7
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Go matt blk and just always keep them clean.
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      04-16-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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IND did a couple of photo shoots of my car ("Haute M"). Its an Alpine White convertible with Gloss Black wheels (BMW painted the original M wheels).

I chose to do a gloss black finish because there is gloss black trim already on the car (around windows etc).

You can find photos and such at the following two links:

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I chose flat/satin black on my HRE's---- the main reason is gloss becomes ugly with the BMW brake dust within a few stops. Gloss reminds me of a black car, looks great right after the wash but that ends shortly.

Sorry its not a black car.



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      04-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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I've always preferred the wet look of the Gloss back finish...
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      04-26-2013, 05:04 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your comments and photos, I have chosen to paint them gloss black. Wheels are currently at the paintshop but will post a photo when fitted them back again. Cheers!
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I got quoted $760 for 4 wheels gloss black finish on my m6 Gc. What did you guys pay?
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I pay $400 to get any of wheels powdercoated gloss....and the guys always have done a top-notch job. I realize most places charge $500-600.

Gloss black are the best looking by far. Vic, I'm surprised you feel that way about the gloss....I would think the matte look worse. I have had gloss black on many cars and they always look great....never had an issue with brake dust.
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I got quoted $760 for 4 wheels gloss black finish on my m6 Gc. What did you guys pay?
That's crazy overpriced, I got my OEM rims powdercoated in matte black for only $300 or $400...
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IMHO gloss black looks the best, it allows the wheels to "pop"
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Matte.

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Still think the Gloss looks much better. Matte just looks more brake dust...

Also, you need to paint those silver wheel weights (just mask and spray).

Same for the silver/grey valve stems. For those, simply use shrink tubing and a blow dryer to shrink around the stems. Cut them long and then trim them back after shrinking. For best durability, use shrink tubing which has a heat activated internal adhesive... Then add some black plastic valve stem caps...
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Mine were semi gloss black powdercoated. I just got them redone...I powdercoated them Gloss Black and like it much better...Theyre not on the car, have aftermarket Gloss black wheels but nonetheless like the Gloss a lot better...
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Average cost is about $50-$75 a wheel and then mount/dismount and balance a tire.
So around $400 is pretty fair in price for all 4
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Semi Gloss Black.
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Still think the Gloss looks much better. Matte just looks more brake dust...

Also, you need to paint those silver wheel weights (just mask and spray).

Same for the silver/grey valve stems. For those, simply use shrink tubing and a blow dryer to shrink around the stems. Cut them long and then trim them back after shrinking. For best durability, use shrink tubing which has a heat activated internal adhesive... Then add some black plastic valve stem caps...
Very nice pair of ideas, very neat job.
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