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Old 06-10-2002, 12:47 PM   #1
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Anyone know who makes the OEM M5 and M3 wheels?

Thanks! Trying to get the paint code from the company that makes them. I think Danny really wants the shadow chrome paint and I'm sure some of you guys are interested so I'll let you know what I dig up!

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Ronal, but I am not sure.
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yeah, lol i wondered that too. prob the same damn place that makes the replica wheels. they both come out of italy i know for sure, how many damn places in italy really make wheels anyway?
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hey andy!

from what i read in an article in bimmer magazine, its next to impossible to duplicate the original chrome shadow effect outside of three factories in the world. however, i remember speaking to danny and we both found the link to an italian manufacturer who supposedly does have a paint code for chrome shadow. i wish i could remember what the site was, danny should remember, i would ask if he remembers the site

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The company that produces the Chrome Shadow color is called Color-DEC and is based in Italy. Their website is located at http://www.color-dec.it, and their Chrom Shadow information page is at http://www.color-dec.it/mj_cromo.htm. Loosely translated, it says that the Chroms Shadow paint is an easier alternative to chroming, and is applicable to a variety of substrates without having to electroplate them. Also, the paint process used by BMW on their wheels consists of a base powder coat, and over that a clearcoat with metallized "Chrome Shadow" particles. Although it doesn't say on the page what color the base coat is, I remember hearing that it's a metallic black of sorts. As far as actually painting something goes - Chrome Shadow is easy to apply but IMPOSSIBLE to match because of the 2-stage process. This means that while it'd be pretty simple to get your car painted in one sitting, you wouldn't be able to duplicate that exact same color in the event of, say, a bodykit purchase, or an accident. This is also why no one can repair the finish on the M wheels.
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