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Paint my wheels Gold / Bronze?
Yes (you only live once!)
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No (save up for a TP!)
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BK911
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Gold / Bronze Wheels on a Black 996 C4s Reply with quote

I’ve had my car for over a year now and held a reserve fund just in case anything went wrong (16 years old two previous owners, should be ok but you never really know). Fortunately for me apart from an Alternator, Indicator Stalk and Lambda sensor everything is cool after 12k miles. I love this car and think I’ll be keeping it Very Happy

Inspired by others on here who’ve modded and had a bit of fun.. I too want some reversible fun on the aesthetics..

The plan is Gold / Bronze colour on my existing rims in the exact same colour used by Porsche on the new GT3’s... Id also add some spacers (suspension is new MO30 so won’t be changing that) to give it a wider stance and fill the arches a bit more).

Bear in mind my car also has a tan interior so it might tie in quite nicely... a modern/classic/70sRetro C4s that will definitely turn a head or two!! Maybe even a matching PORSCHE decal on the side too?!

I’ve procrastinated over this for hours! Over to you Thumb

(Found the 964 photo on Google, Car nothing to do with me but I like it lots!)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DO IT...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With your wheels you could possibly have them wrapped in that colour if you don't want to paint them. I think it would look good but everything needs to match but maybe not to much gold.

Maybe a simple gold pinstripe with lettering rather than full on decal, like the black one on mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly the sort of input I’m looking for.. Nice btw Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




I would go for a darker bronze colour, like you get on many JDM cars
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same anguish with my c4s. I really wanted to paint the wheels gold but bottled out in favour of a bright silver with a fleck in it. But i regretted not going for gold! So just do it!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bronze - Yes
Gold - No

Hard to quantify exactly how I'm defining that! It's entirely a personal preference... but... going down the route of using an actual current Porsche factory colour option is often a good way to go... particularly re finish i.e. matt, satin, gloss, etc

You'll always offend a few purists. As well as few radicals. Regardless of what you do.

In short: with so many preferences/options having been offered/taken with Porsches over the years, you can basically do whatever appeals to your personal taste (within reason) and not need to worry about total uproar. One of the genuinely cool things about Porsche ownership.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah Im definitely leaning more towards a Matt Bronze
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:



I would go for a darker bronze colour, like you get on many JDM cars


Does anyone know which paintcode JDM use? That looks like I’d imagine it would.. really like it! Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think gold or bronze is more suited to wheels with thin spokes.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love gold alloys on black..........but not gold Turbo Twists.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I went through the same dilemma when I refurbed my exterior. In the end I stuck with the original colour as my car is grey, I'd go for bronze on your black car though and bronze decals.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You going for it...






Question


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on be different Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Weiss Gold?

Definitely have a go. Worst case you can always change it back if you get tired of it....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just voted .. gota love the results of the vote so far .. kinda says it all Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamesx19 wrote:
How about Weiss Gold?

Definitely have a go. Worst case you can always change it back if you get tired of it....


My thinking.. quite nice getting the alloys repainted every now and then anyway. Can always go back to Silver.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold can look a bit much on thick spokes, I tried out a variety of bronzes and golds when painting my rims on my m3, I did a trial by buying some rattle cans of what I thought would look good, masking up the tyre and spraying a wheel off the car. When dry, bolting it back on and checking. Some of the colours I thought would be good were... Not.
Would have been gutted if I'd gone and fully refurbed the wheels something a bit different and didn't love them. They chemical strip the wheels when they refurb them so does not matter having a few coats of rattle can on them

I Ended up with a darker bronze with gold fleck in

Plasdip is another option, I've never done it but seems a good way to try something out
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darker bronze like wot Wasz posted gets my vote.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
You going for it...






Question


Grin



Grin

You just transported me back to my GCSE exam leave days there. Circa 1993. Very Happy


KAS there'll be a nephrite interior owner out there who'd love those. Wink

As someone else said,

Gold - yes.
Gold C4S wheels - no.

The shade of gold is so critical too though. The 964 ones above look dull and flat.
The 991 GT3 ones above look perfect, but those are gorgeous sculpted wheels so I've never seen a bad set in any colour.

It's your car though so try things. Like you say it's easily reversible. Thumb
 
  
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