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      06-02-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Painting Wheel Options

Less of a DIY question and more of "what options exist to do this?"

Was hoping to paint my OEM wheels but don't have any alternate wheels to put on in the meantime. Short of jacking the car up corner by corner and painting each wheel one by one, can anyone recommend an easier solution?

I figured the best would be to jack the car up remove all the wheels, etc, but I'm a little worried about doing that as I've never done it before. Thanks
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Less of a DIY question and more of "what options exist to do this?"

Was hoping to paint my OEM wheels but don't have any alternate wheels to put on in the meantime. Short of jacking the car up corner by corner and painting each wheel one by one, can anyone recommend an easier solution?

I figured the best would be to jack the car up remove all the wheels, etc, but I'm a little worried about doing that as I've never done it before. Thanks
Go to autozone and buy four jack stands.... Jack it up and put in a stand. do this on all four corners then take off your wheels and have them powder coated not painted............
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here is an asian girl painting her rims all by her self. looks easy enough. not the best way to do in the long run.



or this dude shows the sanding step

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Ok, looks like I'll just go the jack route and leave the car hovering for a few days thanks
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If she would have had them powdercoated she would not have to re=paint them every 6 months....

Also, anyone who spray paints BMW wheels is an ******..... Come on guys don't paint your wheels.....



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here is an asian girl painting her rims all by her self. looks easy enough. not the best way to do in the long run.



or this dude shows the sanding step

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Gonna get em powdercoated... no worries
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You will be very happy with that decision........


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Gonna get em powdercoated... no worries
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how much does powdercoating them black cost? and where would you get it done?
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What color are you going to do, woodman650? I like the stock wheel color.

If I could get the brake calipers in red and leave the BMW logo, I would consider it...but I also like the stock brake caliper color and I don't want to pay a lot for a minor cosmetic change.
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I was thinking a gunmetal, would love to paint the capilers in red too (but will leave them alone)

We'll see though... not sure I have the money laying around for this when I'm thinking about performance upgrades nowadays.
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