Styling Wheels - Silver or Anthracite?

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Styling Wheels - Silver or Anthracite?

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I'm going to send away my recently acquired tipo 15s for refurbishment. While they're away do I get them recoated in silver or anthracite? I've got this urge to go to the dark side, matching the darkness of the bumpers and skirts. What do you think?
 

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Silver is a safe choice. I prefer silver most of the time. Grey/Anthracite can look good on the right car too but if its not right they just look dirty.
 
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Popped into Romax, wheel refurbishers on Portrack lane, Stockton today.

To refurb the 4x 15" fiat 4 spoke alloys, including cleaning up any kerbing, sand blasted, primed, powder coated in anthracite would be £140 - £35 a corner. I've heard nothing but good reports about the place. Silver would be a fiver less a corner.
 

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These wheels go out of shape easily. After 12 years mine were well out of shape and wonky. I just got the straightened up at a cost of $400! Make sure they are all straight before spending money on making them look nice (y)
 
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SteveNZ said:
These wheels go out of shape easily. After 12 years mine were well out of shape and wonky. I just got the straightened up at a cost of $400! Make sure they are all straight before spending money on making them look nice (y)

You could get new ones for that! They look okay, plus I trust the guy I got them from not to go pot-hole-finding.. :D
 

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They look okay, plus I trust the guy I got them from not to go pot-hole-finding.. :D

Did you not know pot hole finding was my favourite past time? :p
 
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It used to be full cream silvertop...

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But the milkbottle is turning darker :D

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Hope you all approve :eek:
 
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Well I put them in today for reconditioning. £140 later and I should have some sexy anthracite Tipo alloys. Just need to work out what to do about tyres now. Fit the 185/55 that were on and the 195/55 from the marea, then buy the marea 2 more 195/55 or buy 1 205/55 avon to match the other I have, or buy the marea a pair of bridgestone potenza? decisions decisions.
 

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Ive got a Paul Daniels Magic set....

that should have enough of "da P'Diddly-Daniels" magic harnessed to create some piffly little tyres :p
 
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Well they are back! A damn good job given their age and condition :p

Here they are in all their anthracite glory! Appologies for the poor quality photos, but its hard to take photos of black wheels.. Now all I need to do is arrange some tyres and wheel bolts...

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Tyres ordered...
195/50 R15 Potenza RE720s for the Tipo (y)
195/55 R15 Nankang NS-2 for the Marea :eek:
 
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