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Facelift Powder coating alloys

Rolly12 Jul 19, 2017

  1. Rolly12

    Rolly12 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had alloys powder coated while having a car on PCP and had any issues upon changing cars?

    Rolly


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  3. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Unless they're diamond cut, or you coat them in a colour other than the stock silver, I can't think why they'd worry about it...
     
  4. Rolly12

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    The standard BE alloys. I was considering getting the inners coated in black[​IMG]

    Excuse the horrible picture


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  5. GSB

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    If your powder coating skills are up there with your photoshop skills, then they might not like it. A change from grey to black spikes is pretty subtle though...
     
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    Rolly12 Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! Luckily I wouldn't be doing the powder coating lol


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  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    I would go anthracite/charcoal grey instead of black... Classier but with a higher contrast than stock
     
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  8. danb986

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    When I picked up my S-line I asked about whether I'd be allowed to get the grille and window chromes wrapped in black and the wheels painted grey/black and the sales guy said yeah that wouldn't be a problem at all. (The black edition wasn't released when I got my car).
    He said they only really get worried if you slam it to the floor or mess around too much with it cosmetically.

    My wheels are the standard ones with diamond cut faces.
    I'm certain you'd be fine with what you want to do. I think if you went purple or red then you might have issues, but grey or black would be fine.
    Maybe email your sales guy and then you've got it in writing for when it's trade-in time.

    My personal preference would be a dark grey or anthracite instead of black as I think they look classier. That's just my opinion though.
     
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  9. JDHOWELLS

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    Standard BE wheels in gloss grey.

    Mine will be like this but Gloss Black.
     

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    Yeah I have.. They don't care at all as long as they aren't battered

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    When are yours getting done?


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  13. JDHOWELLS

    JDHOWELLS Well-Known Member

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    I believe my car should be at body shop right now.
     
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    Brilliant, get pics ASAP!


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  15. RSS-S3

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    Yes I had my wheels painted on my skoda octavia vrs whilst on pcp to gloss Black from diamond cut anthracite.
    (kerbed to ****)


    Skoda themselves did it as a good will gesture
    (After a botched repair)

    I asked skoda if that would be ok and they said yes!

    As long as they arent painted in a color too garish or dissimilar you will be ok
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, I'll either get them done in gloss black or anthracite grey depending on how @JDHOWELLS wheels come out!


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  17. JDHOWELLS

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    no pressure
     
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    Any updates on the wheels mate? Chomping at the bit to see them in gloss black


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  19. christoph7r

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    I did a quick photoshop on my car with black in mind, doesn't look too bad at all!

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. JDHOWELLS

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    [​IMG]

    Some good photoshop, I hope mine look like that when it's back from body shop.

    Here's a photo dealer sent me before going to get her wheels sorted.
    [​IMG]


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    Christoper, would you be able to do a quick photoshop on the pictures JD posted to give me an idea of what they'll look like if I get them done?
    Cheers mate


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    Also, your car looks lowered? If so, how much by? Looks brilliant mate


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    I'll try and knock a photo out tonight if i remember! And it was part of the photoshop ahah
     
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    How long for them to be powder coated and what prices if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Cheers boss, appreciated! Doesn't cover the top of the wheels so looks perfect.

    P.S. Just been watching a few of your videos


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  26. JDHOWELLS

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    thats some good photoshop - hope mine look like that!

    Photo dealer sent me before car went off to the body shop
    My car arrived at dealers last week, I picking it up on 67 plate in a few weeks, its been at Bodyshop all this week I believe, as for price, I had it thrown in as part of my deal :)
     
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    Cheers mate, looking to get it lowered at some point! Trying to get more videos out but i just don't have time at the moment so its taking a backseat.
     
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  28. jassyo06

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    I went into the Wheel Specialist for some advice on how they would go about refurbing my wheel l kerbed the other day ....no problems it only needs a slight milling of the outer rim,l then asked him about painting my new cars alloys ....he said no...its not worth it due to warranty issues,if l did decide to go through with it,they would need to respray the full wheel then re-mill all the diamond cut Facets .....l will just leave them as Audi made them....for awhile
     
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    I wonder what warranty issues it could cause?


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    Just thinking, would that not only be the case if you had taken out wheel and tyre cover?


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    Dont think so mate.....besides that l think black paint....would look gash on these BE wheels.....make them look even smaller?
     
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    Chris done this quick photoshop on his and I thought it looked decent to be fair

    [​IMG]




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    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Each to there own as they say...keep the wheels as they come....then come the spring get a set of 19"s or do as above
     
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    I'd definitely be waiting till next year before doing anything


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    19"s transform the look of the sportback mate.....get it 1st on yer do list....well worth the investment.....or straight away try and sell the cars wheels plus tyres...with minimum mileage on them to offset the price of a set of 19"s....Ebay is your friend
     
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    I really like these but just don't know if I'd feel comfortable driving on a set of copy's instead of genuine ones. Especially when I drive a 800 mile around trip once/twice a month


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    We both have the same predicament mate....but in your case you'll get at least £1100 for your wheels/tyres....easily....buy a set of OEM 19"s off ebay...for £1500 £400 the difference...same cost of a paint job.......
     
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    I hadn't thought of that tbh... not a massive fan of the 19" OEM S3 alloys tbh but they are much better than the BE alloys. I wonder... do those rs6 type alloys come in genuine 19" ?


    Now you've got me thinking well.. at least I think it's you and not the desperados

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  40. JDHOWELLS

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    Car is finally back from Body shop and back dealers today so as promised here is the photo they sent me.. also a side by side comparison. From that photo I personally think it looks a lot better and changes the look of the car completely. 2 weeks Thursday and I pick her up and get to have a better look

    [​IMG][​IMG]


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    SIMPLY LOVLEH


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    MUCH better!
     
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    That help make your mind up?


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