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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.


View Poll Results: ZCP color choice
OEM Silver 34 37.36%
Matte Black 14 15.38%
Gun Metal 23 25.27%
Gloss Black 5 5.49%
Gold 16 17.58%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Mon, Oct-18-2010, 11:51:21 PM   #1
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Default What color to powder coat my ZCPs? Poll...

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So i really wanted to powder coat my ZCPs Hyper Black, but its a two stage process and would be cheaper to just by a set from VMR.

Therefore, i'm going another route. Here is a current pic of my car, i have black grills, smoked corners and tail lights, carbon fiber accents etc...

I need to get two rims fixed (minor curb rash and the color is slightly off) so i might as well get them all refinished. I think its a good opportunity to change things up.

What color would you go with?
  1. OEM Silver
  2. Matte Black
  3. Gun Metal
  4. Gloss Black
  5. Gold

Any other suggestions?


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Gun metal if you must. Otherwise stick to the OEM silver.
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Wouldnt it be more cost effective to simply sell the ZCPs in their OEM condition, make the $$$, then buy a set of aftermarket wheels in Hyper Black for less? It would keep the ZCPs in oem condition, and save you money in the process...
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I'd be quite interested in seeing gold, but to play it safe, gunmetal is always a good color. Regardless of what you choose, I'm staying subscribed to see what it looks like
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Wouldnt it be more cost effective to simply sell the ZCPs in their OEM condition, make the $$$, then buy a set of aftermarket wheels in Hyper Black for less? It would keep the ZCPs in oem condition, and save you money in the process...

yea I thought of that, but not interested in selling them. Not worth the hassle and i would like the option of selling the car as close to OEM as possible when that time comes. Even if the stock rims are powder coated a different color.

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I'd be quite interested in seeing gold, but to play it safe, gunmetal is always a good color. Regardless of what you choose, I'm staying subscribed to see what it looks like
I think gold would be sweet too and a head turner...just dont know if i would get tired of it after a couple months.
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matte gunmetal
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Matte black or gold
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