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What colour should i paint my rims

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    Hi Just purchased some bentley GTC's, apparently not in the best nic bit will have to see when they reach me, but looking for ideas for what colour to paint them, My car is akoya silver as in my signature at bottom of post, probably will repain them standard unless someone suggests an idea that tickles my fancy.

    Could anyone also tell me the paint number for the standard bentley rim.

    Cheers
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    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Just seen your post on Lukes thread, so you bought them? Looks like quite abit of money to fix them up mate!
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    if you can fix the corrosion then i reckon smoked chrome will make them look the nuts with your bodywork!
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    akoya centres!! :wub:
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    Glad to hear you got hold of a set of these Scott, as I know you had been looking for some for a while. I totally agree with Jungleman, smoked chrome will look awesome!!! :)

    Paula x
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    Yea m8 got them, didnt think it was going to be too bad but when i heard about the chrome underneath not really the best thing to hear should of really been advised of this before i made the payment :mad: hopefully wont work out too much..

    You got a picture of this colour m8?

    So akoya centres and what about the main colour?
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    could look good, tho as they aint splits, would be hard to finish really well
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    Thanks Paula dont know how it will end up as the rims are quite badly corroded, so will have to keep you guys posted on how i get on, could loose money could save money - but i suppose a risk is a risk haha
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    haha fair enough then, maybe got got a brilliant silver and then get something like a clear coat with some purple in it so on the edges/when it catches the light you get an extra tone in it, will be nice and subtle but should look good
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    Pascara worth the extra cost...

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    Think they'd look the nuts that colour...

    Where you getting them refurbed?
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    Didnt really know about this m8 but sounds cool, will have to do some research. . . . any threads you can point me in the direction of?

    Pictures not working m8 im at but im interested in your opinion, will have a look wen i get home
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    And im getting them done at S.E.M alloys sunderland, its the only reputable place ive heard of around my end
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    not any threads ive seen, but its normally a finish applied to bodywork, its also know as a paint flip if memory serves me right, if you have a chat with the guys doing the refurb am sure they will know what you mean
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    Thanks m8 ill keep this in mind
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    no worries, just fingers crossed that the rims are in a salvageable state!
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    Yea, they will be alrite just the cost i suppose
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    Purple?
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    I can imagine a certain someone would have something to say if i did although i have thought about it after seeing it on a certain individuals car, only thing that would stop me is when i come to resell
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    DIAMOND CUT :hubbahubba:
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    I like the sound of that fella, is it right what jungleman is saying about it being a hard finish tho? i dont see how when they are seperate parts :S
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    i didnt think the GTC's were split rims?
    as long as they are split rims then doing a coloured centre & polished rim is easy
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    There not a split m8, but the centre caps are seperate
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    Agree with Ry

    Hopefully it pays off fella. Cant wait to see these on, will look sick:happy:
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    thats what i thought, then if your planning on doing just the centre cap a different colour then i think it will look a bit silly as thats where the spokes lead from, so that will need to continue to the outer part. if your wanting to do the centre cap & spokes a colour and then the rim/dish edge polished your going to have an impossible task as they are part of the spokes
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    Me too m8 im abit anxious tbh haha will have to see

    I dont know might not look too bad too diff colour but your probly right will look better all one. So what would you say, Duno if Akoya would look abit **** with all the paintwork being akoya anarl.
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    as the wheels arent splits id keep it one colour, but thats my personal taste, if its straight akoya it may look a bit odd, unless you use that has a base and then work on top of it, either by getting them to put some more flake into it so its got more shine then the body or by going with a tinted, flaked sort of lacquer
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    Hmm there all options just need to make my mind up
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    haha thats the hard bit! it took me 6 months to work out what wheels i actually want, least youve made it that far!
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    Haha i just want them on im sick to death!
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    haha dont blame you mate, wont be long tho and then you can get them on in the colour you want, riding low with a massive grin on your face!
    i aint bought mine yet and will be a while as still got £2.5k worth of performance mods first before i spank another £1.2k on wheels... need to rob a bank! lol
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    Don't know if the pic is working for you yet, but the Pascara colour is the colour the edition 30 alloys came in. My A3 is similar coulor to yours and i went from the silver standard bbs to change them to the Pascara which is slightly darker and has far more depth to it. Colour matches the car well.

    let me know if you still cant see photos and i'll e-mail you them.
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    This colour? :whistle2:

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    personally i would do them silver with a dimond cut face but make sure they put loads of clear coat on with uk weather and all if your going to be using them all year that is lol
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    Yeah im an old member, i can ask him if you want, might cost you to de badge my rear ;)
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    no worrys dude ive got the code now i googled it lol , do you think it would suit my car tho
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