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    Hey guys, last night some idiot was right in middle of road so had to swerve and then I kerbed my rear alloy, they are the rs6 reps and I was just wondering whether it is painted a special colour or just a simple silver. It will need a full refurb, what sort of prices will I be looking at? Should I even look into getting them all a different colour, like a dark titanium colour or something?

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    Usually around about 40-50 per wheel, but if you get one done you may notice a very slight colour difference, but when there on i doubt it would be noticable. I want colour code 8AU on mine, thats like a slightly grey gun metal colour.
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    yea, i have the akoya silver, got lamin-x black grill, now thinking about black mirrors and darker alloys and i noticed other day my car looked really good when the alloys were dirty, i was stood far away and they looked kind of like gun metal grey! may look more into that getting it done!
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    Hey there, check out my how to refurb alloy thread. My alloys are the standard silver and in my experience the paint is supplied by Wurth UK, top notch paint. I tried the cheaper stuff and it was like night n day...I got a 100% match but it depends if yours are gunmetal or whatever.
    I had a set refurbed that cost me £220 for my Jag X type....I did another 2 sets myself and the difference was barely noticeable from the professional job......Got a great deal of satisfaction and was £220 better off to put towards and other mods I wanted to do
    Hope it helps.

    http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=66233&highlight=refurb alloys

    Jim
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    here my akoya a3 that i did a photoshop on to darken the wheels to anthracite
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    in the end i bit the bullet and went for bbs ck anthraicite 19's

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    where did you get your wing mirrors from, are they just off of a black a3 or did you paint them?!
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    just had them painted using a black paint, i took the mirror housing off and got my bodyshop to paint. as long as there not going on a black a3 which there not the body shop could use a range on black as long as it not one which will give a black fleck look. If you do a search there a guide on here somewhere on how to remove the housing.

    one option is to try ebay for a black set, or even a cheap set which you could get painted and keep your untill resale time
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