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Wheels... Marmite?

aragorn Feb 11, 2011

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Thoughts ???? Yay, Nay, Comments

  1. Yes, do it. SCHWEET !

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  2. Not so sure...

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  3. EEERRRKKKK My eyes hurt they are horrible

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  1. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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?
     
  2. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    thats what i like about this forum....the sense of humour..
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    At least they match your axle stands.
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Heh,

    Think i might try some Porsche 8C6 tomorrow.
     
  5. N16KSH

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    sounds daft i been thinking of doing same thing in reg or powder blue ... and so the audi badge at front same colour ???
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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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?
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Its the over all styling of the porsche that makes it work I think.
    Not the wheels on their own.
     
  8. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    what about pink?
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    Or a green?
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    I tried black but it just looked awful.
     
  9. sprint_48

    sprint_48 Member

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    Not feeling the lairy colours tbh mate. White would suit a black motor? Or a grey?
     
  10. tomti

    tomti New Member

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    Baby blue?
     
  11. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Dont like the lime or pink.
     
  12. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Any colours you would like?
     
  13. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Gun metal silver?
     
  14. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Try and replicate the Porsche orange from the GT3 above?

    And also lower it while your there if your feeling in the mood :p
     
  15. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    something like this my friend

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  16. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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  17. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Like this?

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  18. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Ooh that looks a lot better, although the rear is too low now :p

    I do think the orange looks better though...
     
  19. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    [​IMG]

    couldnt see the pic can you photoshop the red wheels?
     
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  20. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

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    I like the red and the orange, lairy colours for the win.
     
  21. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    You can't see the image in the first post?
     
  22. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Photobucket is playing funny buggers!
     
  23. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Balls. :(
    CTRL+F5
     
  24. tomti

    tomti New Member

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    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
     
  25. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    A light anthracite would look far better i would say. Lairy wheelg go on jap cars,not so often on audis etc.
     
  26. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    There 17" Ronal sport rims only available on the TQS.
     
  27. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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.
     
  28. tomti

    tomti New Member

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    Cool, cheers bud
     
  29. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    I think red can look good.

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  30. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    If you have 312mm brakes do the 15s fit over them?

    I always thought I needed a minimum of 16s?
     
  31. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    yeh you need 16" rims minimum for 312's

    Where did you get 15" rims from? The boleros are 17"...
     
  32. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  33. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    aaah ye that makes sense now! Yeh i have 15 wheels.
     
  34. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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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!
     
  35. Foxmeister

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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????
     
  36. N8

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    Bro make sure you take your wheels down to "Wheel Repair Centre" in preston, the best in the north west.
     
  37. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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.
     
  38. Lee Goodall

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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.
     
  39. nwmlarge

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    i agree with lee, if you go coloured you'll just look like another tool trying to make their car look "track spec"
     
  40. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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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