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Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:39 pm
by Welly
Canvassing opinions here, the below is exactly how my car looks in Flint Grey and the exact same wheels.

My wheels are Volvo/Ford scabby and 13 years old so they're being treated to a full strip down tyres off Powder Coat (Mrs_Welly approved) :shock:

Question is, what sort of colour suits the 'boring' grey paint? I think bright silver is best as it contrasts with the grey and gives it a focus, I've seen dark coloured wheels on these and it just makes the car look dirty and a bit meh.

Opinions welcomed:

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image source: http://buysellsearch.com/view/vehicles/ ... ce%26p%3D2

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:25 pm
by Doggy
Welly wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Canvassing opinions here, the below is exactly how my car looks in Skinflint Grey and the exact same wheels.
FTFY

Just kidding. Silver works for me, - grey would look OK-ish but only John Major would like it.

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:22 pm
by GingerMagic
How about something different?
I like the silver too - grey is just painted on brake dust and black is for Corsas...

Have a look at this and tell me what you think?

https://image.ibb.co/khuJ8c/volvo.jpg

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:51 am
by PeterN
The first time I saw a a car with black wheels I thought it was a banger that had lost its wheel trims, turned out to be a new VW. I would leave them silver.

Peter

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:27 pm
by steve_earwig
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Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:18 am
by PeterN
Better than black. I had white wall tyres in the '50s. 8)

Peter

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:53 am
by Welly
Thanks ginge and Steve for the effort* :lol:

Silver seems to be best, just going to pop over to the Volvo Forum where I posted the exact same question on Friday.....hold on to your hats!

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:36 pm
by DaiRees
Silver for me too!

Looking forward to seeing what the Volvo Forumists have to say on the matter. :shock: :lol:

How many limbs is this exercise setting you back Welters? My (grey) winter rims are beginning to suffer powder coat failure so could do with the aforementioned treatment. I might just forget about them for another year though... need a full set of summer rubber imminently so that's gonna hurt the wallet!

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:05 pm
by dirtydirtydiesel
My wheel refurbishment cost £100.00 a corner, better than new now though :cheesy:

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:04 am
by Welly
Volvo Forums said, very politely, BRIGHT SILVER. One member works at a stealership and said my wheels wobbled out the factory with a bright 'Silverstone' finish which is very metallic and bright. I'm ok with that.

4 wheels are going to cost £313.00 all in. I think that's alright. I'm using a national franchise chain: 'The Wheel Specialist' at present they have Daughter_Welly's buckled alloy in for repair and refinish so I'll get to see their work for myself.

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:51 am
by Welly
These were done a couple of months back but since I can now haz picture posting.....

These are actually more glossy than they look in the pics:
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Very happy with the powder coating, and they don't leak air anymore :D

Bonus results from a Clay bar session and 2-coats of Gtechniq C2 Liquid Crystal to the bodywork:
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Cheeky Twingo appearance:
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Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:44 pm
by steve_earwig
Ooh, very smart 8) Super shiny too, which reminds me I still didn't wash yoyoII, er, this year.