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painted Avus

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_glen_jai, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Has anyone had their Avus wheels refinished a darker colour?
    Thinking of having mine repainted to a more Athracite colour, but would really benefit from seeing some pictures of anyone who's had it done before.

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  2. eddyg

    eddyg Member

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    Wouldn't that end up looking the same as when you don't wash your car for a while and the wheels are covered in brake dust?
     
  3. robthehungrymonkey

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    Not done it on the AVUS wheels, but ave done it on RS4's. I really like them, on my black car i think it looks cool. And something a bit different to everyone else.

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  4. elucidate

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    Have you got a picture of the car/wheels from further away?


    Dave
     
  5. MikeA3

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    maybe someone could do a photoshop for you?
     
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    i also thought about this would look with any colour i think.
     
  7. robthehungrymonkey

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Have you got a picture of the car/wheels from further away?


    Dave

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    As requested...

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  8. Well, it's either painted Avus wheels or I'm going to go for a set of sportec monos.
    Rob, where's the picture again?
     
  9. robthehungrymonkey

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    [ QUOTE ]

    Rob, where's the picture again?

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    Ey?

    Above? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  10. Weird. I probably need my eyes tested.
    I can't see no picture dude. Maybe it's my browser.
     
  11. robthehungrymonkey

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    Strange, it's definitely there in mine.
     
  12. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Did you have the center caps done as well? Been thinking about that colour for my winter wheels (RS4s).
     
  13. robthehungrymonkey

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    Did you have the center caps done as well? Been thinking about that colour for my winter wheels (RS4s).

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    The center discs were just glued on to the center caps (make any sense?), so they got taken off and re-glued after the rest of it was painted. Only problem is these had been chipped a bit, which was suddenly noticable (though, only if you were looking).
     
  14. Ess_Three

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    Mine with grey centred wheels:

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    They were a steel grey finish...a bit lighter than anthracite....Ok they've got a bright silver rim...but you get the idea.
     
  15. Oooh yeah, Rob now that I can see your pics. Those wheels look dead sexy.

    Glen, yours mean looking too, though probably a pig to clean when you had it.
     
  16. Ess_Three

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    Nah...you only had to wipe the silver rim...the centres hid the brake dust!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Heres a couple of pics I have found

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  18. nervus

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    Madmax S3!
     
  19. [ QUOTE ]
    Heres a couple of pics I have found

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    that looks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif
     
  20. Markb

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    Sorry me no like.

    Looks wrong IMO
     
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    sorry the wheels just look very dirty :-(
     
  22. Defratos

    Defratos YouÂ’re Dethpicable!!

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    Who's car is that? has a similar exhaust to mine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif lol /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  23. I think the problem is there's no contract between the colour of the wheels and the colour of the car. I think a brighter body colour would have gone well with the black wheels.

    Yellow with black wheels would look lush.
     
  24. silver75

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    When the cars moving it would look like someones stolen your hubcaps! I think with black wheels the lip should be kept silver.
     
  25. Buster

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Who's car is that? has a similar exhaust to mine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif lol /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    No idea, I found the car for sale on autotrader
     

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