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Old 07-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Need help with my M6 rep rims....

Ok, so I am debating changing my wheels to Flat Black. The reason being, is I have had this look for over 5 years and am just getting bored, and also one of the wheels is bent pretty bad and to have it repaired, they have to heat it up, and most likely will damage the finish with scorch marks. So, I can either just live with how it is, and keep this look with a bent rim, or, have it repaired and then paint them Flat Black, which I am really starting to like the look of as long as the car's paint is gloss black.
What do you guys think? Opinions are welcome, but I would love photos of some black coupes with Flat Black wheels. I have only been able to find a few, not enough to make a good decision since once " I go black, I can't go back" .

Also, if anyone is good with photo shop, it would be amazing if you could make these wheels look Flat Black on my car so I can see. THANK YOU!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Need help with my M6 rep rims....

But the silver looks soooo good
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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Usually M6 reps look like ass IMO but you pull them off really well. Don't ruin them

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Old 07-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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Yeah I like the look too, but IDK. You know when I see pictures of other e46 with these wheels, they usually ALWAYS look like crap. But, they only made these light silver/ grey color for a very limited time, they had to switch the hub color to a dark gray shortly after these since BMW had a fit.
I've figured it out though, the car HAS to have a body kit, has to be lowered, and HAS to be a coupe. Dark colors like black, dark blue, red, and white can pull them off. GRAY cars, or sedans cannot pull off these wheels no matter what.

The thing is the bent wheel looks like ****, I mean when the weather is cold, it will actually leak air, so it's barely able to hold a bead. I just have a crazy feeling these in flat back would look sick. My paint is a Dark metallic black cherry pearl. You can't tell from the photo since it's cloudy here, but I think it would pop. IDK
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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So instead of repair and paint, why not just buy one new wheel?
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Don't do flat black, I tried it and looked like crap. Not that the gold I have now is much better but that's how I got them and they will be refinished soon.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #7
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yea i wouldn't do them in blackm personally i don't like black on black. Needs some contrast. Im getting ready to get rid of my black wheels, and get some ARC-8's in silver
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #8
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So instead of repair and paint, why not just buy one new wheel?
They actually don't make these wheels in this exact color or offset. They called it Hyper Silver, 9.5 wide, and with a 38mm offset. I've looked all over, they all come in that dark gray color now.

What has me thinking of doing this, is this picture of this car.. I love the way it looks with the flat black wheels
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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I agree with the others, black on black is too much in this case and most cases. Your car looks great with the contrast.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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I really like your wheels, definitely not boring! I'd say stick with it and get the damaged one refinished/straightened (they won't ruin it if you go to a reputable shop and it's a reasonable cost).
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #11
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Have you considered powder coating them? Shiny black rims on a shiny black car. I've priced powder coating in the area I live and it was about $350 for all five rims.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #12
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yea leave em, looks good


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Old 07-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #13
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Ok, I think I am going to leave it the way it is lol. I think you guys are right, the contrast is good. I'm going to look into a different shop that might give it a shot and rolling the bend out without ruining the finish.
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