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Ben Wilson
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What colour should I make my new wheels? Mon, 13 September 2004 23:51 Go to next message

colour[ 28 vote(s) ]
1.black 4 / 14%
2.charcoal 6 / 21%
3.silver 12 / 43%
4.other 6 / 21%

I just picked up a set of Watanabe lookalikes from Ebay.

http://img87.exs.cx/img87/4828/br2.th.jpg

Here's how they look on the car:

http://img87.exs.cx/img87/378/br1.th.jpg

I was originally planning on painting them the classic Watanabe charcoal, but, I kinda like the silver.

[Updated on: Tue, 14 September 2004 01:19]

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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 01:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
OK - Whoever voted other, more information would be helpful Smile
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 06:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Of course this is just my opinion, but I voted silver, looks good against the dark paint, never goes out of style.

Charcoal would be my second option. Black is a tough one to pull off, most (not all) dark or black cars with black wheels don't look real good that I have seen. Some just look a little Joe Dirt-esque.

In the end, it's whatever you like though and that's what counts.

I think the "other" colours people are voting for may be:

fluorescent yellow, orange or pink (that's my guess Laughing ).

Cheers.
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 07:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ben, I think black OR charcoal would really be the wrong look against your MR2 (since the colours would be so similar). Unfortunately I can't really come up with anything better to vote Other for though sorry.. Confused
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 08:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I voted silver as they would contrast well with your current colour. you might want to consider white for the contrast it can provide... but personally i'd choose silver

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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 08:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
i think u should paint them white...looks awesome

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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
i love black wheels, but i really dont think black will be good on your car.

i think polished silver will be best for that colour
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Tue, 14 September 2004 12:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hi,

Polish them up. They'll look good against the dark colour of your car. Also, you can get fancy and polish the rims and the centre section and paint the arms in black or charcoal. This gives you a good contrast not only on the wheels, but also has some silver there for contrast against your car. When I say silver, I mean get them polished up until they gleam (there are polishers who do this - and also paint the mags). The black/charcoal paint should be satin finish 'cos matt looks bad and you don't want high gloss black 'cos it will detract the gloss of the car paint. Well, that's my humble opinion anyway.

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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Wed, 15 September 2004 04:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrior wrote on Tue, 14 September 2004 18:39

i think u should paint them white...looks awesome


Have you got any pictures of them in white?

Polished is definately out, nothing too shiny.

I'm thinking either white, or the original silver/grey now..
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Wed, 15 September 2004 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Just to throw a spanner in the works.

Picture this, gold palted wheels and all your Toyota badges replaced with gold plated bling bling dollar signs!!! Surprised

That would be a real head turner!! Laughing

Just kidding, white would look good though. You see a few black skylines and other nissan imports getting around Canberra with white wheels and most of them do look neat.

From the two choices you have narrowed it down to I don't think you can go wrong. Both will look good, flip a coin to decide. Or do 2 in white, two in silver/grey, white ones on one side of the car, grey/silver on the other. It's a win win situation!

I am just an ideas man.......... Rolling Eyes
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Wed, 15 September 2004 21:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paint them bright red. The bright red ones looked good on your car at Wakefield.
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Ben Wilson
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Re: What colour should I make my new wheels? Wed, 15 September 2004 23:27 Go to previous message
I've still got red paint on my hubs which I melted off those wheels on that run Laughing
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