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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Nov-28-2018, 11:10:22 PM   #41
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Default Re: OEM ZCP Rims Color, Best Powder Coat Match?

Here's what it looks like when a coarse grit aluminum oxide is used to prep the metal and then Porsche Silver applied.



Redone by a competent coater



and a DS2 set in the same color

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Porsche Silver is probably the closest match you're going to find that will actually come out silver. It is CRITICAL that the coater blasts the wheels with a 300grit+ glass prior to application. If the bare metal looks dull and gray, your power will look dull and gray (I do not care what your guy tells you, the base metal color absolutely will change the look of the powder). They must have some luster to them.

I would advise you not to use clear vision clear. It cracks after a few years. I would avoid powder based clears altogether.
The rims are currently powder coated gun metal grey. I don't know everything about the process. Surly they will strip the coating that is currently on it.
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Here's what it looks like when a coarse grit aluminum oxide is used to prep the metal and then Porsche Silver applied.



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and a DS2 set in the same color

Second one looks on point. **EDIT** fully comprehended your last post, If I go this route (Porsche Silver) I'll request that the coater blasts with 300+ grit.
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Second one looks on point. **EDIT** fully comprehended your last post, If I go this route (Porsche Silver) I'll request that the coater blasts with 300+ grit.
I just told you.
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I just told you.
And you didnít see the edit I literally made like one minute after asking.
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Any progress from anyone on matching to a prismatic color?

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Try Pacific Silver and report back to us. Thanks.

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Try Pacific Silver and report back to us. Thanks.

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Did you order a swath? Can you post a pic of how it looks under bright light?

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Nope. My wheels were done with BMW silver. See post #9.

Color samples will not match exactly with the end result. Depends on media being used for blasting.

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The swaths I ordered are in. I think these are the closest. I dont have an actual wheel to compare against.

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