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Matt black RS6 alloys

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lex, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Lex
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    needed something to do and thought it would be fun remove all my wheels in the snow and spray them

    let me know what you think, good / bad ect , only temporary untill i know if i like it or not
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    i'm not sure about the black, i'd say try a more dark grey like the RS4 style rims on the Black Edition, that might look quite good...?
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  3. Lex
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    i liked the look of just primered alloys

    getting coilovers in the post tomorrow so it will be dirty low too
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    Will look much better with coils, what ones did you go for Lex?
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    Love them! only thing i'd say is the shiny brake discs make the brakes look small :(
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    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    i like it mate, thinkin of doin the same to mine on my silver s-line
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    im only going for some cheapo ones but they do come with a 3 year warranty and i probably wont keep the car that long anyway
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    cheers dude

    i would love some big brakes but the cost would seriously smash my student loan haha
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    haha lol same here.. i got some rs4's in my garage needing a refurb but i got exams till next week.. (riding on standard 16s!) Whenever you're free would you mind sending me a pm what paint/lacquer you used
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    WHICH ONES :keule:
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    Jamex £350 on ebay
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    i just did a quick job

    -clean alloys properly
    -rub the whole thing down with light wet and dry to remove lacquer ect
    -mask the tyre
    -spray primer (i used just halfords) i also got several heater around where i was working becuase its so bloody cold and makes it hard for paint to stck
    -then sprayed with the matt black from halfords, i probably did 3-4 layers

    i didnt lacqer the matt black because it gives it a shine and makes it look abit weird

    im not expecting it to last all that long but it gives me a idea untill my mate can take them to work and get powdercoated
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    Let me know how you get on with those.
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    Why don't you try them in gloss black.
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    I think a lighter grey would look better than matt black too!
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    my mate has a black mk5 with gloss black lambo alloys and i think they are just too shinny and there an even bigger contrast between the tyre and alloys

    a lighter grey might work well
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    Either will look miles better when its on coilies! Id leave them till they're on, they might look different again.
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    looks like my car apart from the colour lol looks sick! The coolest A3's have black wheels :)

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    You can't polish satin and they show up scratches easy, worth taking into consideration.
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    [​IMG]

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    These are my mates I am borrowing them until he gets his licence back in June. I will be replacing them with some Speedline Turinis in gloss black.
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    I remember yours Eddie from Inters! I love gloss black against shiny red..
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    Yeah looks the part. It has gloss black mirrors and the grey parts on the front and rear bumpers are now the same colour as the grill insert (3FZ I believe) a satin black finish. It all goes together well now.
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    Good work lad.
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