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advice on whether powder coated rims look better than STOCK

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by R90 STL, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. R90 STL
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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    Hi all

    I have recently bought a black edition a3 and I quite fancy getting the wheels powder coated gloss black. What do you think looks better .. Titanium (stalk) or gloss black (powder coated)

    I appreciate your feedback

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    I'd go for titanium mate.
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    they are already titanium i quite fancied a change
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    I have mine in gloss black.
    Some people dont like the idea of black on black but I love them.
    looking to get them refurbed soon, will probably stick to the same colour.
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    Gloss black for me
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    i know my old 1 series was black on black and i loved it. I do like the titanium but i think gloss black looks SLIGHTLY better but i cannot make up my mind (hence the thread). I wasnt going to bother but i kerbed an alloy last week so instead of refurbing the one wheel i was going to get them all done. its barely noticeable but i notice it!

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    Its very much a personal choice, some cars Black on Black looks the nutz.

    But from those two pics, I have Titanium
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    I don't mind black on black with some wheels but I prefer anthracite/titanium colour, like the first one's in those wheels.
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    Mate, if you fancy a change then do them in gloss black.
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    Pics? Have they been removed, or is my browser playing up? I wouldn't mind seeing what the RS4's look like in gloss black.
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    [Apr 14, 2013]
    Gloss black look shee-ite/chav/shady/cheapens your car

    All of the above!
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    [Apr 14, 2013]
    Lol! I've never understood the black alloy look on any colour car, just not for me!
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    Black wheels are discusting in my opinion. Personal tastes I guess.
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    [Apr 26, 2013]
    Gloss black are for pikeys. They look terrible.
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    one of my favorite reasons to come on this forum is to learn some interesting words. glad I have wikipedia
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    I think the titanium looks classy and suits the car colour perfectly. I think black wheels are ok with a white car but not black. Why don't you try one rim with plastidip and u can always take it off if u don't like it. It won't be a true gloss finish though.
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    Titanium for me not keen on the black look..
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    [Apr 26, 2013]
    I have these exact wheels, but in silver as my 2009 car isn't the black edition. I'm having my silver wheels done in titanium.. prefer that look
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    i think i will just get them refurbed in the same colour - thanks guys
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    I think it depends in which direction you want to take your car.

    There was a member on here at one point that had a 'stealth' A3, which is completely black, and it looked incredible.

    If you aren't going for the all-black stealth look, then I'd definitely go the route of titanium, can't go wrong with that.
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    personally I like the all black look and it would look sick on my car with the black audi badges, grille and tints! Perhaps I will go black for a while and convert back to titanium in a year or 2. do you have a link for the stealth a3?
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    I would say titanium for me. Black on black isn't my thing really

    although I went for polished face with black inserts on my A3.
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    Don't like black wheels full stop but black on black is especially naff.
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    You need some contrast on your car I think.
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    Im far too indecisive
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    [May 30, 2013]
    i wish id had my wheels painted rather than powder coated, as soon as they are kerbed the powdercoat looks terrible. Damage is much less obvious and easily repairable when painted.
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