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Hmmm, wheels back and on the car...(no 56k)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_Stewart, May 19, 2006.

  1. imported_Stewart
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    [May 19, 2006]
    Not sure if I like them or not but they couldn't get the Pearl Grey metallic powder in time for the Ring trip next week so went with what they had in stock...
    I've put Yoko Parada Spec II boots on which combined with coming back down from 19"'s has restored the handling and then some!
    I think i'll keep these for track days so not 'too' bothered how they look...

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    they arent a MATT colour are they?

    Should gone for a MATT GREY or BLACK!

    They dont look to bad, but would have looked better if they were MATT. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
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    they arent a MATT colour are they?

    Should gone for a MATT GREY or BLACK!

    They dont look to bad, but would have looked better if they were MATT. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif

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    Yeah I thought about matt finish but thought it would look very 'german', I would end up having to take an angle grinder for that rusted up look lol

    Not a great fan of the matt look TBH...
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    Sorry not a fan. Look more blue then grey to me.
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    I actually quite like that. Looks good.

    You'll like the tyres /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif. They rock!
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    looks really nice mate. Swap for some 17" star alloys if youre not too keen? Ha Ha

    Whats the damage to the wallet for the refurb as mine will need at some point?
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    looks really nice mate. Swap for some 17" star alloys if youre not too keen? Ha Ha

    Whats the damage to the wallet for the refurb as mine will need at some point?

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    £30 per wheel! The powder coating is really thick so unless you actually kerb them, they are gonna stay mint...The range of colours is huge (metallics included), just takes a while to order the powder for the not so popular colours...
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    Where did you get that done for that price??
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    Where did you get that done for that price??

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    Tec Coatings
    Aldon Road
    Poulton Industrial Estate
    Poulton le Fylde
    FY6 8JL
    Lancashire

    Tel: 01253 899699
    Fax: 01253 899699

    Mention me if you ring!
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    get some wonder wheels a good scrub and they will be silver again, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    Wonder wheels revelaed that mine had had a bit of TLC when the paint started to come off by the nuts! Doh.
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    There is noway your rubbing this stuff off...

    The powder coat process is akin to enamel'ing in that the toughness of the finished process is tough indeed!

    0.83micron depth to the base powder and another 0.6 micron to the powder lacquer is mighty thick i can tell you!
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    yes but two months brake dust has same affect for free /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif
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    i like them and dont like them

    but more towards like them lol
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    I like them. They make me tempted to get 18s (always had 19s from new). Is the handling that much better? i thought it was good now!
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    i like them and dont like them

    but more towards like them lol

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    Yeah I know what you mean!

    They look good just sat there but I think it looks bilge on the road :|

    I think they will look better when I have detailed them properly, black centre caps and black bolt caps.

    Hamski, yeah handling is much much better. I knew it was always going to be a compromise but I really miss the handling...
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    [May 21, 2006]
    The dark colour completely changes the look of the wheel
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    They look awesome as they are!
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