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Does anyone here know if the stock one piece SLK 55 wheels are cast or forged?
And if they were cast were they low presure cast or gravity cast?
I am going to powder coat them if they are *LP Cast or Forged,

Thanks ahead for any info, or advice...

Have a good weekend...
 

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Founding Member #2 2008 SLK55 AMG
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Cyberdrakon had his OEM ones painted but IIRC, it can be powder coated as well.
 

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I am NOT certain. Low pressure cast comes to mind. Let's wait to hear from others that are knowledgable on this subject.
 

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i BELIEVE they are gravity cast like most stock wheels, but i'm not sure. It's a light wheel when you compare to other stock wheels, but it's in no way comparable to a high quality forged wheel that's meant to be strong and light.
 

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Painted. It's hard to match colours with powder coating, and honestly, it's a waste of money for an OEM wheel. Tire shops will scratch your rims no matter what, and with paint at least it's easy to touch up.
 
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