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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by T Roo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:49 am

Hawkeye wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Me - I'm just considering what colour to paint the calipers ;)
I'd be interested to know what paint and process you'd employ for the job Hawkeye, just in case I ever get around to doing it.

I know with you there will be several important prep stages, full research of materials, a warm, dry day, a one-piece clinical oversuit, lunch served during the work and maximum expense :D

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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by twist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 am

T Roo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:49 am
Hawkeye wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Me - I'm just considering what colour to paint the calipers ;)
I'd be interested to know what paint and process you'd employ for the job Hawkeye, just in case I ever get around to doing it.

I know with you there will be several important prep stages, full research of materials, a warm, dry day, a one-piece clinical oversuit, lunch served during the work and maximum expense :D
I want to do mine lime green. I saw lime green ones on my neighbor’s Jag and it looks awesome. I’ll probably just pay a workshop though as I will likely just make a horrible mess 🤣
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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by T Roo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:25 am

twist wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 am
I want to do mine lime green. I saw lime green ones on my neighbor’s Jag and it looks awesome. I’ll probably just pay a workshop though as I will likely just make a horrible mess 🤣
Hang on twist, wait and see what Hawkeye says. Lime green paws on a grey kangaroo sound really cool :)

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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by T Roc Chick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 am

vernerbongo2 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:07 pm
T Roc Chick wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Not for me either I'm afraid
8-)
Hell no :shock:

I prefer this :D

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Although I've ordered this (mayfield black alloys that aren't all black)

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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by Impala » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:15 pm

Can't decide ? Want to be different ? Then why not have a different colour for each wheel !

Or how about LED wheels with changing colours to match the interior mood lighting ?

Being Scottish, we would insist on having a tartan option too.

I'll let the photoshop artists provide the mock ups.
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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by T Roc Chick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:55 pm

Impala wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Can't decide ? Want to be different ? Then why not have a different colour for each wheel !

Or how about LED wheels with changing colours to match the interior mood lighting ?

Being Scottish, we would insist on having a tartan option too.

I'll let the photoshop artists provide the mock ups.
Great idea, how about saltire alloys? They match the blue car very well

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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by Hawkeye » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:11 pm

@twist - lime green calipers - hmm hadn't considered Lime Green. Been looking at maybe purple as being a bit subtle, but part of the decision will be the transfers to go on top - I may just get some made if I can't find any I like ideally a nice "R" I think for R-Line.

As for paint - researched that some time back - e-Tech paint, excellent stuff, gives a great finish (you need to do 2 coats mind and have the caliper nice and clean) and long lasting as well. Example auction:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-E-Tech-B ... SwAL9UhaOg

But at the moment everything is on hold, as had Smart Meters installed yesterday and they discovered a gas leak somewhere in the pipework under the house. Fortunately the costs of sorting it are covered under insurance, but both house and garage are upside down at the moment where the tracing has been going on, and the gas is still off - awaiting a date when they can remedy this next week sometime. So the diet's on hold as well as no hob or cooker with no gas :lol:

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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by Hawkeye » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Impala wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:15 pm

Or how about LED wheels with changing colours to match the interior mood lighting ?
Be careful what you wish for Impala, you can get dust caps from China that change colour as the wheel spins..... :o

(and no I won't be fitting those :lol: )
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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by vernerbongo2 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:44 pm

T Roc Chick wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 am
vernerbongo2 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:07 pm
T Roc Chick wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Not for me either I'm afraid
8-)
Hell no :shock:

I prefer this :D
Screenshot 2019-06-14 at 11.01.29.png

Although I've ordered this (mayfield black alloys that aren't all black)

Screenshot 2019-06-14 at 11.08.31.png
Not liking the orange wheels, they are worse than the black 😂
You've ended up with the right choice 👌
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Re: Different alloy wheels

Post by vernerbongo2 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:48 pm

Impala wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Can't decide ? Want to be different ? Then why not have a different colour for each wheel !

Or how about LED wheels with changing colours to match the interior mood lighting ?

Being Scottish, we would insist on having a tartan option too.

I'll let the photoshop artists provide the mock ups.
Very good Impala :lol: :D
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