What colour should i paint my rims

Scott_Hol

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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
 

Bugsy_27

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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!
 

jungleman

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if you can fix the corrosion then i reckon smoked chrome will make them look the nuts with your bodywork!
 

S3RYE

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akoya centres!! :wub:
 

Paullie

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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
 

Scott_Hol

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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!
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..

if you can fix the corrosion then i reckon smoked chrome will make them look the nuts with your bodywork!
You got a picture of this colour m8?

akoya centres!! :wub:

So akoya centres and what about the main colour?
 

jungleman

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Scott_Hol

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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

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
 

jungleman

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Hmmmm not really sure tbh fella im not really a fan of dark rims

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
 

TAC

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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?
 

Scott_Hol

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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

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?

Pascara worth the extra cost...

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

Where you getting them refurbed?

Pictures not working m8 im at but im interested in your opinion, will have a look wen i get home
 

Scott_Hol

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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
 

jungleman

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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?

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
 

Scott_Hol

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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

Thanks m8 ill keep this in mind
 

jungleman

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no worries, just fingers crossed that the rims are in a salvageable state!
 

S3RYE

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jungleman

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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
 

jungleman

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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
 

Scott_Hol

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Agree with Ry



Hopefully it pays off fella. Cant wait to see these on, will look sick:happy:
Me too m8 im abit anxious tbh haha will have to see

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

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 crap with all the paintwork being akoya anarl.
 

jungleman

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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
 

Scott_Hol

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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

Hmm there all options just need to make my mind up
 

jungleman

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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!
 

jungleman

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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
 

TAC

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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

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.
 

timmythechef

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Yeah im an old member, i can ask him if you want, might cost you to de badge my rear ;)
 

jungleman

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