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      11-25-2019, 01:14 PM   #1
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763m gold paint or powder coat?

Anyone know what BMW does to get the pale gold finish on the 763M wheels? Would love to experiment and try to replicate this finish on the 437M wheels. Is this paint or another process?
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"Craftsmanship: The Frozen Gold finish is produced from an elaborate polishing process followed by the application of the gold pigment under a transparent lacquer. This creates the frozen look and incredible impression of depth."

https://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/6...EL----TIRE-SET
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The color is hard to describe accurately. Based on closer inspection of some of the nooks and crannies of the wheel, it looks as if the wheel is painted a base silver, then a goldish layer is airbrushed over the top, and then a special layer of frosted clear coat. There is a YouTube video that describes somewhat the process for painting the actual body. I'm sure some of that is applicable to these wheels.

Here are a couple of shots in different light of my set which has yet to go on the car. For what it's worth, I don't think the color looks "deep" at all.....at least not my definition of deep. The lack of a regular clear coat is probably why. I would describe as very dynamic.
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Anyone know what BMW does to get the pale gold finish on the 763M wheels? Would love to experiment and try to replicate this finish on the 437M wheels. Is this paint or another process?
When I toured the VPC the paint guy there explained a bit about the frozen colors. It's more the clear coat the the paint it's self. That's why they say to never use wax or polish on frozen.

The 763m wheels have a frozen finish. Assuming it's using the same type of frozen techniques used on the frozen paint on car you might only need a clear coat.. check this link

https://www.bmwblog.com/2012/11/14/m...s-matte-paint/

I have the frozen gold wheels on SO and they look more of a Champagne color than gold.
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I saw them once in person at my dealer. I'm not one to exaggerate, but the color/finish really is unique to any wheel color I've seen before

Personally too flashy for my taste, but they do look nice
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