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    RS6 wheel colour.

    I've decided to refurb my RS6's while they're off for the winter, and am going to do them a darker colour, like the below pic

    (Courtesy of a forum member, I can't remember who but he does post from time to time!)



    I had a browse around Halfords today, but it's hard to relate the colour on the can to how they would look on the car, but I'm thinking maybe to do them the same colour as the RS6 plus



    Any thoughts or advice from anyone?
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    its all in the prep work, if your spraying them, make sure there in a warm place

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    Thanks Scott - sorry I should have clarified, I've refurbed them before so I'm quite happy with 'how' to do it - but I'm after advice on a colour to use, or how best to choose one.
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    if your good at photoshop then that would be the best way to decide

    ive had my RS6 wheels polished up ready for the show season next year

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    what colour is your car?
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    They look sweet on the grey one!

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    i agree, look lovely on the grey one.

    normally i would say they look out of place on the a4 but in this case they are smart!
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    Would it be utterly silly to spray a couple of discs of card or plastic or something and rest them up against your wheels and then stand back just to get an idea of how the colour contrasts with the car?

    hey, why not do them burnt orange to be different? hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypainter View Post
    what colour is your car?
    The car is Dolphin Grey, the same as the RS6 I posted

    Quote Originally Posted by fourcircle View Post
    Would it be utterly silly to spray a couple of discs of card or plastic or something and rest them up against your wheels and then stand back just to get an idea of how the colour contrasts with the car?
    Thats about my level of Photoshop!

    (ignores orange wheel suggestion....)
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    find a colour car you like, then buy that paint. I wanted a deep red for my wheels, I looked around a lot and saw a nice bmw finish, found out it was Cordoba red and what colour code it was



    asked the garage to paint it that colour code.
    heres the result

    Last edited by matttrs; 19th October 2010 at 08:44.

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    The problem with photoshop is you'll not be able to replicate the exact shade you're considering and then what you're looking at may not be what you'll end up with because of your display settings.
    I really like the dark grey as per your original photo with the dolphin grey car
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourcircle View Post
    I really like the dark grey as per your original photo with the dolphin grey car
    Me too mate, I just need to find out what colour it is!
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    have you gone through the B6 fav pics sticky to see if you can find the owner of that car to ask him?
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    No I haven't in fairness, but as it's an RS6 I'm not sure he would have posted. He's responded to one of my threads at sometime, so I'll have to start searching I think!
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    it's either that or you have to borrow one of those gizmos that you hold to a surface and it reads the colour... and hang about at cruises, taking readings from people's wheels.
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    OK, if anyone has one of those gizmo's and is happy for me to borrow it please get in touch

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    theres an avant the same as yours with wheels that pretty much look the same in the photo sticky thread, saw it today but cant remember which page its on. from memory it was near the middle.
    2.5tdi Avant Q S 180 - 19" RS6 reps - chrome mirrors - ambient light package - cruise and dis retrofit - chrome side repeaters - front sline lowr conversion with cupra r splitter - rear lower valance with twin cut outs and exhaust tips - rs4 rear antiroll bar - puddle and footwell lights - sline door blades - fully colour coded - b8 autodimming mirror on custom window adapter - geuine aero wiper upgrade - genuine heated mirror upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarcup View Post
    theres an avant the same as yours with wheels that pretty much look the same in the photo sticky thread, saw it today but cant remember which page its on. from memory it was near the middle.
    This one? Post 429 - I'll PM boozehound if he doesn't pick up on this.

    Quote Originally Posted by b00zehound View Post
    Picked up a set of 16" Sport alloys refurbed in a graphite grey mettalic. Really only wanted the new continental tyres that were on the rims but fitted them up and the colour is growing on me. Certanly changes the look of the car...
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    yes thats the fellow
    2.5tdi Avant Q S 180 - 19" RS6 reps - chrome mirrors - ambient light package - cruise and dis retrofit - chrome side repeaters - front sline lowr conversion with cupra r splitter - rear lower valance with twin cut outs and exhaust tips - rs4 rear antiroll bar - puddle and footwell lights - sline door blades - fully colour coded - b8 autodimming mirror on custom window adapter - geuine aero wiper upgrade - genuine heated mirror upgrade

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    hmm. I just put the same 16" sport winter wheels on (with studded snow tyres). When you work out the colour James let me know. I might have to do mine too. 18" RS6s for summer and 16" sports for winter. both in graphite grey (or whatever the colour turns out to be).
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    I've got some of the Trapez's in the shed too
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    ill call audi tomoz guys for the colour and see what i can find out as i no james got his silver from them so they must sell that one too

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    The RS6 plus colour is 8AU Titan Grey - but I think that's too light for my dolphin grey. Boozehounds colour looks about right, I'll PM him and ask.
    Last edited by quattrojames; 20th October 2010 at 20:19.
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    I should have known you'd have at least one more set of wheels in the shed
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    Boozehound bought the wheels that colour, so I'm back to square one!
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    james just pop into any car paint shop the will have all the colour charts and you can match or pick one you like mate

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    The RS6's are going in this week to be done.

    I'm still dithering on colours.....
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    what about a nice pastel green? oooh, smashin'.
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    Im doing my rs6s in graphite soon as well. What colour did you go for? I think I will just look through the Motip catalogue and make my mind on one of them

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    Makes a change from your burnt orange suggestion in post 8.

    And equally as helpful.

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    haha. just trying to throw some curve balls in there for inspiration. maybe on a subconscious level when I say "hey, tartan RS6s rims!" you'll think "nah **** that, definitely graphite grey." and then "ooh, I just made a decision!"
    I'm really tempted to do something utterly daft but
    A) there's a risk I'll look like a twat, and
    B) it's taken quite a lot of effort so there's a high probability of choosing a silly colour and wanting to change immediately.
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    heres mine.......






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    Nice, thats just what I'm looking for. Thanks for the paint code.
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    thank god I caught you in time. I found you an alternative colour scheme....



    No? what about..


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    No, take your finger away from that ban button. James... James!! no!!!
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