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Black Chrome
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Jake911
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: What colour wheels should I go for? Reply with quote

Hi Guys

Given my cars colour scheme, what colour would you change the wheels too?
I have liaised with the wheel specialist and I have ruled out any form of diamond cutting mainly due to a reduced warranty and the likelihood of corrosion thereafter.

The main aim is to reduce the appearance/visibility of brake dust on my wheels. Any spec of dirt on the silver drives me crazy frustrated

Feel free to recommend other options that may not be featured in the Poll. Pictures also appreciated Thumb


 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried washing them weekly?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would be embracing the macadamia and going for something like Finn on here has done . Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to TheFinn, but the colour of those wheels is not to my taste, although I like the wheels very much.
OP - stick with silver.
All wheels look better in silver, in my (boring, I know) opinion. Just as denim should be blue, TV's should be big, paint looks better than wallpaper, and Frazzles are the king of snack foods.
It's just the way things are.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Have you tried washing them weekly?


I wash and seal them regularly. The dirt/dust easily comes off but what I don't like are the visible marks between washes. I know wheels are wheels and brake dust is unavoidable, it really really annoys me Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never ever get a build up of brake dust on my alloys, except when I do a non stop run down to France - 1100 miles in 17 hours. I just have to put up with road muck and salt. Maybe your pads aren't helping and there may be a better solution there? Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
Sorry to TheFinn, but the colour of those wheels is not to my taste, although I like the wheels very much.
OP - stick with silver.
All wheels look better in silver, in my (boring, I know) opinion. Just as denim should be blue, TV's should be big, paint looks better than wallpaper, and Frazzles are the king of snack foods.
It's just the way things are.


COB , frazzles must be the accountants choice are there more in the packet for your money Grin Grin we know that bugles are the snack of choice . although I dont shop in Tesco much but was there the other day and found some snacks that were potato bravas and aioli flavour they were lovely . Grin
I love the alloy colour of Finns car but accept we all have different taste in things inc snacks Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I never ever get a build up of brake dust on my alloys, except when I do a non stop run down to France - 1100 miles in 17 hours. I just have to put up with road muck and salt. Maybe your pads aren't helping and there may be a better solution there? Dont know


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure there's some posts on here with recommendations on dustless pads.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
Sorry to TheFinn, but the colour of those wheels is not to my taste, although I like the wheels very much.
OP - stick with silver.
All wheels look better in silver, in my (boring, I know) opinion. Just as denim should be blue, TV's should be big, paint looks better than wallpaper, and Frazzles are the king of snack foods.
It's just the way things are.


No worries each to their own I have the origional silver wheels tucked up as well just in case I go off them and swap back but I don't think I will.

This is the sports design wheels on my old car in black chrome to help you decide
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about gunmetal to match your car ?
 



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What colour is the OP's car, can't tell from the pic.

I think a contrasting colour looks best , otherwise the wheels get lost.

So I'd be err'ng towards silver, which I know you dont like , but it seems not for esthetic reasons , just practicality ? - Have you tried a good ceramic coating.
A regular blast with a jet wash and wipe down should keep them clean.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weissgold.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnd52 wrote:
Weissgold.
Yeah if I wasn't going for Silver.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick with silver and ceramic coat them, then just give them a blast with an airline or squirty bottle of water between washes Thumb

I seem to suffer with stonechips on my wheels, but then again I drive mine like I stole them Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stealing stones Kris? You'll be changing your name to George “Taters” Chatham.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:

COB , frazzles must be the accountants choice are there more in the packet for your money Grin Grin we know that bugles are the snack of choice .


Funny you should say that Phil, I've noticed the number of lovely bacon flavoured Frazzles in a packet is less than it once was. I may have to reconsider. Ditto with Mars Bars, they have shrunk, I swear.
What the hell are bugles?
Sorry OP this is way off topic.
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I moved to the bigger 'family' size bags Aldi do for 80p years ago. Plenty in a bag but don't half make your pee stink.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 things...

1) Gloss black Cool

2) Beef & Mustard Brannigan's worship

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