Originally Posted by Red Bread
Correct, the 1999 and 2000 wheels were the Hyper Silver finish, and the 2001 and 2002 were the same Chrome Shadow finish of the E39 M5 and E46 M3 18" wheels. Are the pics above also Morton Black Chrome? They look very similar.
The last photo I posted of the two 5 spoke wheels are still with our process only after the black base was sprayed, we used only light coats of the chrome shadow paint over the base. This is what I refer to when I say we can alter the lightness or darkness of the wheels by changing how heavy the chrome shadow coat is applied.