Gloss or satin black alloys?

Gloss or satin black alloys?

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AC43

11,467 posts

208 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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I'd leave them silver.

Gav147

977 posts

161 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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OP leave them silver.......................


Don't. it's your car do as you please! personally I think matt black wheels always look dirty, for want of a better word, I do agree with some others though in that anthracite might be worth a look, always looks well imo

f1nn

2,692 posts

192 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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I’d Leave them silver.

Black wheels generally look terrible and I think they would cheapen the car.

JapanRed

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1,559 posts

111 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Thanks all. This thread definitely made me smile. Who’d have thought that a simple “what colour black” thread could become so elitist.

I’ve got the car booked in for next week. Had a look at anthracite and smoked chrome as well as black. Don’t need to make a final decision until I drop the car off but I’ll be sure to update this thread with a picture once they’ve been powder coated.

Here’s a little bit of a photoshop thing I did on my iPhone last week. I do prefer black than silver. If that makes me council estate so be it biggrin

|https://thumbsnap.com/Hpr9N11n[/url]
|https://thumbsnap.com/PpKbUyPu[/url]

I used to have black alloys on my 911 but changed them for silver as I wasn’t keen. Still got them in the garage as I’ll probably put them back on when I sell it.




Oh and I already have tattoos and do own a hoodie or 3.

Made your mind up about me yet?

How about if I tell you I’m a consultant in the NHS? The same consultant that people like you regularly look up to and trust their life to?

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that there’s no need to be so judgemental. I know we all judge others but occasionally there is more to a person than meets the eye.

Cheers again guys. Really made me smile this thread ;-)

Reciprocating mass

6,029 posts

241 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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I’m not a fan of black wheels on black cars
But they look great on lighter coloured cars
I’d get them gloss finish personally.

LuS1fer

41,120 posts

245 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Our local Wheel Specialist keeps posting photos of refurbished black wheels on customer cars and ask "What do you think?"

I don't post as my mother said if you can't say anything nice....

Black wheels look like 80s CID cars with the wheel covers missing and mask the detail on the wheels.

They posted a red Giulia QV with gold wheels - that was epic but I digress.

Back on point - I'd say a nice metallic grey, not too dark so as to lose the detail.

Ahbefive

11,657 posts

172 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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They do look awful in black as per the photoshop but whatever floats yer boat. Anthracite is much better but I'd leave them alone.

0ddball

860 posts

139 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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JapanRed said:
How about if I tell you I’m a consultant in the NHS? The same consultant that people like you regularly look up to and trust their life to?
You seem to have an overinflated opinion of yourself. Though ime, an ego goes with the job.

By the way, I vote silver. Let us know if you need any other important life altering decisions weighing up.

JapanRed

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1,559 posts

111 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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0ddball said:
JapanRed said:
How about if I tell you I’m a consultant in the NHS? The same consultant that people like you regularly look up to and trust their life to?
You seem to have an overinflated opinion of yourself. Though ime, an ego goes with the job.

By the way, I vote silver. Let us know if you need any other important life altering decisions weighing up.
Merely trying to suggest that all the chav and council estate comments didn’t apply this time.

Was also trying to invite people to be less judgemental, seemed to pass you by that one. Cheers for the contribution.

595Heaven

2,408 posts

78 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Having had both gloss and satin black wheels, I much prefer satin - gloss ones tend to look dirty far sooner than sating ones anyway after a while with a coating of brake dust, and as someone else said, gloss black look awful with tyres that aren't dressed.

Shadow chrome looks great, but I think will be more expensive, as the normal method to achieve is (or certainly used to be) to powdercoat the wheels in black, then over paint in silver.

Your car, your choice, but I'd go satin.

LuS1fer

41,120 posts

245 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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JapanRed said:
Merely trying to suggest that all the chav and council estate comments didn’t apply this time.

Was also trying to invite people to be less judgemental, seemed to pass you by that one. Cheers for the contribution.
Who says chavs and council house tenants can't be NHS consultants. Don't be so judgmental. wink
However, taste knows no boundaries, look at Kahn and Mansory etc... bleurgh.

InitialDave

11,872 posts

119 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Seeing your mock up picture, I'm doubling down on anthracite being a better choice. The black does not look good at all.

FakeConcern

336 posts

137 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Pleased to see you do a worthwhile job and are giving to the community. I like black wheels if they're gloss. The Team Dynamics wheels I used to have had a problem with the lacquer and they went matt black then always looked dirty. They looked great again when I had them re done in gloss! By the way tyres need to be dressed regularly to look good.

bigvanfan

378 posts

132 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Paint them white that will look really crap

Lemming Train

5,567 posts

72 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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JapanRed said:
rofl

I hope you're not an NHS consultant in the eyesight department as I really feel for your poor patients if you are.

Sixpackpert

4,550 posts

214 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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JapanRed said:
|https://thumbsnap.com/PpKbUyPu[/url]
Nope, that looks awful IMHO. Leave them as they are, they look fine as is.

Brainpox

4,055 posts

151 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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The black looks terrible.

overunder12g

432 posts

86 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Do you have a preference OP? Or, what should you have for dinner tonight?

Sensibleboy

1,141 posts

125 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Every nasty E53 council estate X5 comes with black wheels like those. Don't bring that much nicer car down to those levels.

The standard wheels look so much nicer especially when they're clean and shiny.

lbc

3,215 posts

217 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Lemming Train said:
Unless you want to look like a drug dealer, neither. It looks perfectly fine as it is.
Agreed.

Do people just paint them black as they are too lazy to wash their wheels properly?