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Paint my wheels Gold / Bronze?
Yes (you only live once!)
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No (save up for a TP!)
20%
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BK911
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asterix,

Thanks for that detail and suggestion. Definitely need to see a render or two. Just been messaging a mate who has offered to do a paintshop for me.

Here’s a few shades of bronze / gold I quite like. The Singer Porsche decal in the same colour as the wheels too... It’s only vinyl so if it looks crap,, not a problem!

@HSC911... I’m going to keep the poll going for a few days and post the renders when they’re ready.

Safe to say I’m almost decided. My wife thinks I’m crazy, this obviously means DO IT!! Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I love gold alloys on black..........but not gold Turbo Twists.



Yeah that’s not the look I want!! Definitely not shiny gold.. I really like the slightly metallic Matt bronze like Collstar’s.. or the ones I’ve just posted.

It would be on the Turbo Twists. Just bought the GT4 a few months ago so don’t want to spend too much on new wheels and tyres. If I get the shade right it should look cool.. I HOPE!

Completely agree the bronze/gold look is better on thinner profile spokes. But can I get away with it for a bit of fun?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it.

As a C4S owner the more people that play with suspension, change wheels, stick on large air filters etc etc the better the residuals will be on my car.

Plus I think it would look good, which if you don't care about the cars value is the most important thing imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes to bronze but no to original wheels imho.

Somehow to my eye it never looks right, just cheap to recolour original wheels (sorry). The twists are so distinctively Porsche it will stand out like a sore thumb. You might get away with just doing the centres on something like sport designs, but nothing more than a subtle change on one piece wheels. It’s a very personal thing of course and you are welcome to disagree!

I’ve currently got these ‘saved’. They’re very JDM but I love the colour and with the right drop and spacers I think they could look fantastic against my seal grey:

https://alloywheels.com/product/view/18049/1714/set-of-8.5x18%22---9.5x18-bola-b1-matt-bronze
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes to bronze but no to original wheels imho.

Somehow to my eye it never looks right, just cheap to recolour original wheels (sorry). The twists are so distinctively Porsche it will stand out like a sore thumb. You might get away with just doing the centres on something like sport designs, but nothing more than a subtle change on one piece wheels. It’s a very personal thing of course and you are welcome to disagree!

I’ve currently got these ‘saved’. They’re very JDM but I love the colour and with the right drop and spacers I think they could look fantastic against my seal grey:
 



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still not convinced. Thin spoke - Yes




Fat spokes - Question


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griffter... Thanks, v useful input. I have been wondering how they’ll do the center caps and weights without it all looking messy or too aftermarket.

Alex... Ouch! Yup those look very err.. Halfords! and INWB is correct.

My mate is doing a Paintshop this weekend for me.

It will be Mr. Green OR 🤢🤮!! Haha.. Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Still not convinced. Thin spoke - Yes


Fat spokes - Question



Thanks for this. No Gold... must be a more subtle Matt Bronze if this is to work. Fat spoke thing is a concern. Need to see a paintshop of bronze! The new 991 GT3 TP shade is too much.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine
 



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to throw in a curve ball, you could go for dark centres and a gold rim - in a JPS stylee.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just no, its wrong on so many levels...

I dont think ive ever seen a set of painted (non silver) Turbo twist wheels that looks anything other than *****. Aftermarket wheels - go for it (although I wouldnt) but turbo twists need to be silver Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the best option for standard wheels is GT silver as per 996 Turbo S
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love gooold
 



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been deliberating same thing as my wheels are a bit rough.
Had these ideas book marked for a while.







Swaying towards the after-market looking the best consensus - in a different colour.

OEM silver when new does look the nuts though..especially on black.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m starting to think that too.. Maybe save the silver OEM twists and just buy another set.. More money, typical!

On the GT4 I’d never dream of modifying it but with the 996 I’m totally relaxed. Hypothetically speaking (lottery win scenario!) I’d still keep and have fun with it like people with ***** loads of cash do with the 964 @ Singer..

We can have fun for a fraction of the cost. Do the 3.9l, retrimming with a full bodywork detail including new rubbers and windscreen. I love Singer’s but obviously too much money and not as “everyday” as a 996. I leave mine almost anywhere, anytime and in every weather.

BOT:-

Waiting for the paintshop renders... It’s all reversible apart from a little dent in the car maintenance savings fund!

@HSC911 @Hertsdriver - Don’t worry I hear you and exactly my sentiments before seeing a few cars online recently like this:-
https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/sales/vehicle/996-csr-retro-csr010/

I love the look of that as an alternative to something new and generic. It actually interests me more than say a stock 997.2 for the same money because it’s individual. A marmite choice!

I’m probably going to 🤮 myself when I see the paintshop and wonder why I ever thought gold/bronze was a good idea! Then again maybe not, I really like Mat138l’s car, but that does have aero kits and non OEM. Gut is telling me thin spokes is the way forward, but on a C4s hmmm?!?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy my split rim wheels and put a 10mm spacer on the back to sit in the same position as the C4s ones. You could even get replacement outer rims to make them 11in wide.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coullstar,

Will bear that in mind, thanks for offering Thumb

Well, here’s what it could look like. It’s an older photo before I had the MO30 and new MPS2’s fitted but you’ll get the idea...

thumbsup or nooo

Marmite! Haha..
Cheers,
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