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 Post subject: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Gday guys, i want/need to paint the rims on my car
the ones on the passenger side are both painted a silverish colour (in first photo) and the others were polished, but have faded after sitting in a shed for a while (third photo)
i WAS gunna paint these before they went on the car but a pothole made it more urgent that i put these on so i had 4 of the same wheels again

Im just after opinions on colour, i refuse to chrome them because i hate polished/chrome wheels.
im thinking Dark Agent sort of colour or one closer to the two painted ones but a little darker.

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thanks guys

Dylan

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:10 pm 
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Just sell em and get some better wheels dude. if you are gonna paint em I'd paint em black.

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:17 pm 
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I'd throw some paint at the front bar first :)

Otherwise I agree with Gab.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:19 pm 
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haha i like these wheels, theyre staying
front end paint is sorted, just gotta get to mildura to have it done (which will be next month after i move)
I thought about black but dunno if i want them quite that dark with nothing to break it up

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:30 pm 
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haha and no i didnt tow it there, does look that way haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:24 am 
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It's funny how 18's look small on B series and massive on E series.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:06 am 
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these are 19s haha, just havent changed my sig yet, but i know what you mean lol
my eb had 17s and they were a great size, but the 18s on my BA looked too small and i wanted bigger haha

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BA 18s
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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:45 am 
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go for a charcol colour. with a few coats of clear over the top.

Or go white and purple to match the colour scheme of your car :P

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:16 am 
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The 18,s you had looked way better.

 

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The 18,s you had looked way better.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:04 am 
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93EB wrote:
The 18,s you had looked way better.

Perhaps, but it was cheaper to get these than replace/fix the wrecked one and the damage to the others
Plus I wanted a change anyway, the other ones were a d**k to clean

I didn't post this for everyone to tell me to get different wheels, because I wanna keep these ones

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:09 am 
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dc_todd wrote:
go for a charcol colour. with a few coats of clear over the top.

Or go white and purple to match the colour scheme of your car :P


Charcoal of a sort is what I was thinking too

Haha I think I might have to :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:10 pm 
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id buff them first to try and get rid of the gutter rash then paint a dark colour such as black but chrome would look awesome .............

 

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 Post subject: Re: What colour should i paint my wheels?
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Well i gave the two unpainted wheels a half a*** polish today just to make them look less s**t lol
Came up pretty good, hit them with cheap wheel cleaner then some Autosol

before
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after
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I have decided what im gunna do, and have bought the paint already haha
Going black centres with a silver lip.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:43 pm 
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That is going to look mean as f**k :D Be sure to shine that lip up even more, make them babies stand out!!

 

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