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Old 02-25-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Best paint to match Velocity CSL hypersilver wheel

Well I am going to attempt to follow the DIY wheel repair and I am just nervous about matching paint. Does anyone have any experience with this and if so what paint did you use?

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Old 02-25-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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i would be interested as well just as i have one spot that is discolored from a light rash.. would be nice to use touch up paint and try to minimize the appearance of it
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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I as well. Anyone touch up their CSL wheels????
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #4
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We carry (though currently out of stock) the BMW factory-matched wheel silver (A54). I don't believe this is 'hypersilver'.

If you can get the paint code, I can get the paint in pens or spray.

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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I was in the wheel repair business for a while. Matching Hyper is darn near impossible unless you buy the hypersilver and know how to spray it. My wholesale cost for the stuff was 200 bucks a quart. This is one DIY I would not try. I used to work for a franchise of Alloy Wheel Repair specialists. Really good group of folks and all over the country. To repair a hypersilver wheel should be around 150-200 depending on the franchisee and how hungry they are right now. Check mobilewheelrepair.com for someone close. They will come to your house, your office, and will take the wheel off the car, fix any damage, pull the tire away from the rim so that the clear coat gets all the way around and they also offer a lifetime warranty on the work.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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matching the lighter colors is damn near impossible period. since the paints so expensive, why not just touchup ALL the wheels a new color? just a thought... take it or leave it.

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:37 PM   #7
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matching hyperblack is even harder...
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #8
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matching hyperblack is even harder...
impossible to match, I had one of my wheels redone and they couldn't match the wheels. first it was too light, then it was too dark, after that i just gave up and replaced them all. LOL
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