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Postby Sir Brixalot » 12 Jun 2019, 11:00

I've got an auto sleeper in l90d and maroon stripes. My wheels look shabby and need a refurb. It crossed my mind to match the wheels to the stripe. What do you think, never seen it done but that could be because it will look rubbish. There's a good chance that I'm going to sell I'm going to miss the summer camping. They're penta in style so maroon, white or standard silver-what do you reckon?
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby itchyfeet » 12 Jun 2019, 11:58

Silver.

especially if you are selling it.
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby clift_d » 12 Jun 2019, 13:04

We galvanised and then powdercoated our wheels with RAL 9006 White Aluminium. It's not really intended as a decorative finish since it is based on aluminium particles in a binder, and so the tolerance of the final appearance cannot be controlled tightly enough to allow proper colour matching, but it's got a bit more life than a flat grey and it's a little bit more understated than any of the silver metallics.

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Re: Wheel colour

Postby 300CE » 12 Jun 2019, 13:43

Are they standard wheels or alloys?
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby Sir Brixalot » 12 Jun 2019, 18:41

Alloys with plastic centres - Stilautos - bought them from a member on here. 15" similar in style to the ones in the link!

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=433&stc=1&d=1132447806
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby clift_d » 12 Jun 2019, 20:31

Hopefully they have the correct 5 x 112 bolt holes and not four like the ones pictured. :-)
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby TommymacT2589 » 12 Jun 2019, 20:39

clift_d wrote:We galvanised and then powdercoated our wheels with RAL 9006 White Aluminium. It's not really intended as a decorative finish since it is based on aluminium particles in a binder, and so the tolerance of the final appearance cannot be controlled tightly enough to allow proper colour matching, but it's got a bit more life than a flat grey and it's a little bit more understated than any of the silver metallics.

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Re: Wheel colour

Postby R0B » 12 Jun 2019, 22:15

Silver
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby patrickpawsey » 13 Jun 2019, 07:25

clift_d wrote:We galvanised and then powdercoated our wheels with RAL 9006 White Aluminium. It's not really intended as a decorative finish since it is based on aluminium particles in a binder, and so the tolerance of the final appearance cannot be controlled tightly enough to allow proper colour matching, but it's got a bit more life than a flat grey and it's a little bit more understated than any of the silver metallics.

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Re: Wheel colour

Postby Sir Brixalot » 13 Jun 2019, 11:02

clift_d wrote:Hopefully they have the correct 5 x 112 bolt holes and not four like the ones pictured. :-)


Managed to get two bolts on -that'll do
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby 300CE » 13 Jun 2019, 11:48

Sir Brixalot wrote:Alloys with plastic centres - Stilautos - bought them from a member on here. 15" similar in style to the ones in the link!

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=433&stc=1&d=1132447806


They're not much different to my Sir Brix:

ImageUntitled by Justin C, on Flickr

If it were me, i'd go black centre with a silver/polished lip on a white bus:

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Re: Wheel colour

Postby Sir Brixalot » 13 Jun 2019, 17:14

Like that. Is it sprayed or powder coated
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Re: Wheel colour

Postby 300CE » 13 Jun 2019, 18:44

Sir Brixalot wrote:Like that. Is it sprayed or powder coated


They’re sprayed mate - Can’t remember what colour now, but also decided to go with a painted lip in silver instead of polished.

That picture is 3 years after i got them refurbed - I use Sonax wheel sealant which stops the brake dust eating into the paint.
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