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Posted by Viken B on August 12, 1998 at 15:19:36:

In Reply to: Re: 1999 E39 540i Sport Styling 32 wheels posted by Loof on August 12, 1998 at 15:00:56:

: Are the style 19 wheels anodized aluminum? I'm wondering if I've used the wrong wheel cleaner, or stripped off some coating, because they dont look as sharp as they used to.

: - lv

All modern wheels are clearcoated with wet paint or powdercoat regardless of their pre-finish or metal construction. There are still some cheap wheel out there with no protective coating but not BMW's.

The styling 19 wheel has a forged, silver painted center and a turned (machined) aluminum outer rim. The entire wheel is then coated with a clear paint. You must use a cleaner designed for painted wheels. I have used the P21S for years without any problems, I am sure there are many others just as good.


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