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    Default Is black just black(wheel colour)

    Ive all but nearly set my mind on changing the colours of my wheels to black as they are kerbed and need a refurb.

    My car is saphire black so do i just go for the same colour as my car or a different shade?

    Also how many coats of paint and laquare(spelling lol) would be needed for a good hardwearing finish?

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    Just 2/3 coats of lacquer will do, I'd go sapphire as gloss may be too much, maybe even diamond black? Still need a slight contrast IMO, but too "black" on a black car will look like steeliness as you fly past...

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    Personally, I'd go for the same colour as your car, Makes the job look a bit more 'professional'

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    I got a saphire black Veccy and i went with Gloss black alloys, wot you think
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    What about anthercite

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    I've just fitted td pro race 1.2's to mine in gloss black and think it looks awesome with the sapphire black bodywork just go for bright calipers to break the black up lol

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    Having the same thoughts with same colour of car but was leaning more towards anthracite,anyone got a pic of black car with anthracite snowflakes?

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    Not snow flakes but these were what I had on before the td's in anthracite


    and now with the black td's

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    Not black, more of a metalic carbon, or it was something similarly sounding




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    Quote Originally Posted by shb1988 View Post
    I've just fitted td pro race 1.2's to mine in gloss black and think it looks awesome with the sapphire black bodywork just go for bright calipers to break the black up lol
    Something fluorescent would be best!

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