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Whats your views on painting wheels???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by imported_tobycruse, Jan 27, 2006.

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    [Jan 27, 2006]
    Hello,

    Just wanted to throw it out there, i have just spend £400 on new tyers and i was before looking at getting different alloys. But, now i have got the new tyers i wanted to jazz up my current wheels by painting them. What does everyone think about the idea of painting wheels??

    I have the 5 spoke design and i was thinking of painting the gaps and the sides of the spokes black, just for that different look.

    Ideas / thoughts anyone??
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    No offence mate i think you could ruin the look of a classy car.
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    Never quite looks how you intended it to. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
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    Wait till you've had some good use of the tyres, then treat yourself to a nice set of 18s. Will look good with that drop.
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    Ok, thanks for your opinions guy, i think i agree!!
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    The only thing you might get away with is a darker lacquer, to give them and anthracite type look.

    Otherwise you'll look like a ricer.
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    Darker lacquer..... i like the idea and sound of that but not really sure where to start.....

    Any ideas on exactly what to do??? (being a bit of a novice when it comes to diy, im slowly learning!)
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    Well you are just a bundle of joy are you bunny
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    No offence mate i think you could ruin the look of a classy car.

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    It probably depends on the choice of wheel...

    A multi-piece wheel with a coloured centre (dark silver / grey centre, polished rim) could look superb...but on a single piece wheel..I doubt it.

    Certainly not white, gold etc...
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    As suggested earlier: wait and go for 18s. Personally, I love the OEM+ look, so perhaps some RS6s or RS4s or B7 RS4s...
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    a light smoke would look ok IMO, anything else and you end up in chav territory /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    No offence mate i think you could ruin the look of a classy car.

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    It probably depends on the choice of wheel...

    A multi-piece wheel with a coloured centre (dark silver / grey centre, polished rim) could look superb...but on a single piece wheel..I doubt it.

    Certainly not white, gold etc...

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    I agree mate, but if you'd read the thread properly you'd see he's on about doing the standard wheels.
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