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    Default Painted or not?

    I have recently bought a Vec GSI 03 plate and it has the standard wheels on it, i was thinking of just getting the wheels refurbed and painted black, as i have a silver car. what does everyone think?

    or should it be aftermarket wheels?

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    I think black wheels on any car spoils the car and dark silver/grey wheels just looks like they havn't been washed for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aikon58 View Post
    I think black wheels on any car spoils the car and dark silver/grey wheels just looks like they havn't been washed for a long time.
    My sentiments exactly.

    And when the car is being driven it looks like steel wheels without hub caps lol

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    I do like them being a dark grey, hides the brake dust.

    With those wheels though I don't think they'd suit it. Either refurb in the original colour or see what inspires you on www.wheel-whores.com

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    get them powder coated gloss black they will last much longer than paint





    thats my old sri
    Last edited by neverlandandy; 10th November 2010 at 21:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    My sentiments exactly.

    And when the car is being driven it looks like steel wheels without hub caps lol
    Excactly
    But black wheels with the outer part polished or chrome would look nice on your silver car Lee

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    anthracite them....
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    Thing is, when you see a pre facelift with them wheels on you know not to play with it (well not on the straights ) Aftermarket wheels could just be a 1.8...............

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