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Wheels... Marmite?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by aragorn, Feb 11, 2011.

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  1. Yes, do it. SCHWEET !

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  3. EEERRRKKKK My eyes hurt they are horrible

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  1. aragorn
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Been thinking about the wheels for shed. They're seriously corroded, so i thaught they'd probably benefit from either being painted or powdercoated.

    I came across a photo of a 911 GT3 RS, and decided to try and replicate the styling theme, so picked up some paint, and roughly painted two of the rims to get an idea of how it would look:

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    Thoughts?
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    thats what i like about this forum....the sense of humour..
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    At least they match your axle stands.
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    Heh,

    Think i might try some Porsche 8C6 tomorrow.
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    sounds daft i been thinking of doing same thing in reg or powder blue ... and so the audi badge at front same colour ???
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    Probably do the rings black and the surround the same color as the wheels.

    This is the Porsche color i mean:

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    I think it works a bit better than the red?
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    Its the over all styling of the porsche that makes it work I think.
    Not the wheels on their own.
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    what about pink?
    [​IMG]

    Or a green?
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    I tried black but it just looked awful.
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Not feeling the lairy colours tbh mate. White would suit a black motor? Or a grey?
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Baby blue?
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    Dont like the lime or pink.
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    Any colours you would like?
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    Gun metal silver?
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Try and replicate the Porsche orange from the GT3 above?

    And also lower it while your there if your feeling in the mood :p
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    something like this my friend

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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Like this?

    [​IMG]
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Ooh that looks a lot better, although the rear is too low now :p

    I do think the orange looks better though...
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    [​IMG]

    couldnt see the pic can you photoshop the red wheels?
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    I like the red and the orange, lairy colours for the win.
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    You can't see the image in the first post?
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    Photobucket is playing funny buggers!
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    Balls. :(
    CTRL+F5
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    by the way, what are those wheels called? im new to the audi scene and aint got a scooby about em :) really like them though
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    [Feb 12, 2011]
    A light anthracite would look far better i would say. Lairy wheelg go on jap cars,not so often on audis etc.
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    There 17" Ronal sport rims only available on the TQS.
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    [Feb 12, 2011]
    The avant has anthracite already. Was gonna do the same here, but then thaught why not go a bit lairy.

    Its just a bit of fun really, the Sheds bodywork is humped, theres about 3 different colors of black and the rear quarter has been dented and beaten back into shape with a hammer. I kinda like the fact the wheels make you think "WTF?!" and it draws the eye away from the rest of the paint somewhat!

    Plus if i get bored, i can always revert to some other color, and keep the orange ones for track tyres or something. I have 15 boleros atm, so if i get hold of another one i have enough for four complete sets of tyres. The avant already has a winter set and a summer set.
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    [Feb 12, 2011]
    Cool, cheers bud
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    [Feb 12, 2011]
    I think red can look good.

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    [Feb 12, 2011]
    If you have 312mm brakes do the 15s fit over them?

    I always thought I needed a minimum of 16s?
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    yeh you need 16" rims minimum for 312's

    Where did you get 15" rims from? The boleros are 17"...
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    Ha ha I read you post before thinking you had 15" Bolero's where as you meant you have 15 wheels. I was thinking if you had 15" wheels they would struggle to fit over the brakes.
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    aaah ye that makes sense now! Yeh i have 15 wheels.
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    Do it! Bright wheels are awesomes :D

    My mates just put some Rota GTR`s on his R32 GTR in the GT3 Orange. Looks good!
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    I like the red and orange Kev, but if you go for it i think you have to tie in other parts, mirrors etc to make it work and maybe even get some vinyl up the sides similar design to the Porkers, would look wild!!!!

    Maybe somebody can do a photoshop of it see how it goes????
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    Bro make sure you take your wheels down to "Wheel Repair Centre" in preston, the best in the north west.
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    [Feb 13, 2011]
    I emailed wheel repair centre for a price but they've not got back to me.

    Theres a place in blackpool called Tec Coatings that quoted me £35 a rim for strip, blast and powdercoat which seems a decent price. Some places want 50quid or more, and i dont really fancy spending that much!

    I sprayed the ones on the Avant myself and probably had change from 30quid for doing all four, but unfortunately these rims are really badly corroded so they'll need stripped and shot blasted.
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    I don't think the bright colours suit at all to be honest mate IMO.

    Why not OEM?.. good enough for Audi.
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    [Feb 18, 2011]
    i agree with lee, if you go coloured you'll just look like another tool trying to make their car look "track spec"
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    [Feb 18, 2011]
    OEM's not happening.

    I hate silver, and will be removing every trace of it from the car, including the tailpipes!

    If not coloured they'd have been going anthracite/gunmetal/black instead.
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