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gettin my wheels refurbed. what colour?

Bean5 Feb 24, 2013

  1. Bean5

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    HI guys, as above sending my wheels off for a professional refurb dipped, powdercoated and possibly diamond cut lip
    So got a few choices all dependant on cost, to have a solid colour, e.g. matte black, or gloss met grey, or have the centers green and get the lips diamond cut?



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  2. dpbayly

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    If powder coating I'd go for the shadow chrome type style centres where they coat them black then lightly with a chrome/silver would look good against your black motor as black centres have been done to death.

    I also like odd ball stand out colours but i think they only suit a car modified in the right way IMO
     
  3. Bean5

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    Cheers mate, got a n example of what you mean by shadow chromes on lms if possible?
     
  4. hades-

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    the green suits the car
    do it
     
  5. dpbayly

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    A friend had it done to his IS200 wheels and it was £65 a corner and it looked great
     
  7. dpbayly

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    Suits the white b5 but have a go at photshopping to the black b6
     
  8. Bean5

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    Ye looks nice cant imagine it on lms, would you say do it all over?
     
  9. dpbayly

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    Just centres with the polished lips as a contrast, i think it will look class
     
  10. crazypainter

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    can we have a side view of your car?
     
  11. Bean5

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    Hows this


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  12. crazypainter

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    My opinion on coloring the centres and leaving the lips polished is that they will look small. If this was mine, I would be going for two shades of grey, darker on the centres and lighter on the lips. Or red lips, black centres. Just throwing it in there !! The chances of your taste being the same as mine is pretty small tho !
     
  13. Paul @ Unit 9 Remaps

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    was nothing wrong with my coloured centres on my leon

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  14. Bean5

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    I like the idea of the grey. Spoke to the wheel company today and kuz theyre reps and obviously dont split they said they cant to the lips chrome. So my idea now is instead of going matte black. Got for a satin grey pics to follow. Of example
     
  15. Bean5

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    Just like this but more than likely satin as this is a bit glossy.
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  16. Bean5

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    Actually on that scale looks just right
     
  17. JimLoskot

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    I had shadow chrome powder coated on my last car which was a black IS200.
    It looked really good (I've got no photo's tho I'm afraid)
     
  18. dpbayly

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    Get them painted then instead of powder coated that way they can be masked up to leave lips polished and centres what ever colour takes your fancy:

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    not feeling red lips might be the terrible photo edit:laugh:
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  19. Bean5

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    Lol good bit of photoshoping there mate ;") I would but the lips are a bit chewed up else I would leave it as it is.
     
  20. Bean5

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    Any one know where to get the "studs" that are on lm reps from apparently you can get em from china and the either tap in or stick on where the originals were as they apparently melt during powder coating so need drilling out before hand
     

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