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    Ok, I have a Sapphire black 53 plate 545i. Its completely standard from the outside except for the rear M spoiler and rear privacy glass. I am planning on getting the wheels refurbished when I take it in for a service in June. I was originally planning to just go with the original silver wheel colour but now I am wondering...how about having them done to match the bodywork?

    Now, I've never modded a car in my life but for some reason I am really tempted to do this and also maybe replace the kidney grilles with black ones....what do you think? Worst comes to worst I get the wheels redone and put the grilles back....honest input appreciated - I've attached some pics to give you an idea....

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    IMHO I think yes to black grills.... whenever someone has done them on a black car they look great but a big NO to getting the wheels done black... Its a really classy motor and subtle with the tints/spoiler which look really smart so i dont think it needs the wheels done

    (However some 22" black deep dish wheels would look )

    Very nice car mate
     
     

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    I'm in agreement, leave the wheels are they are apart from maybe getting a bigger set. But the black grills could look good
     
     

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    i agreed leave the alloys silver.. unless you are going bigger aftermarket one's. Problem is if you spray the wheels if will just make it look like you have had your wheel trim stolen! i was thinking of spraying my MV1's in gloss black...but talk myself out of it.

    How about saving up and buying a set of aftermarket alloys in black with a polished rim, will look very smart on your car!

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    What do you think of M5 20" high polished wheels?
     
     

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    put some m bumpers on and some 172s
     
     

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    black grilles can look great if they are done right. Black wheels though? I don't think they would look right personally. I toyed with doing black on my MV1's but after photoshopping it didn't look right. I even had a pop at just doing the spokes, but that too lacked the effect I was looking for. Silver works, and when all is said and done, if it works, why change it.
    2002 325 Compact Sport ti M-Tec---- A little thanks goes a long way
     
     

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    you could opt for a shadow chrome finish if your refurb guy does it...slightly darker than silver but really sparkly when the sun is out
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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