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Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 11:00
by Sir Brixalot
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?

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 11:58
by itchyfeet
Silver.

especially if you are selling it.

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 13:04
by clift_d
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.

Image

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 13:43
by 300CE
Are they standard wheels or alloys?

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 18:41
by Sir Brixalot
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

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 20:31
by clift_d
Hopefully they have the correct 5 x 112 bolt holes and not four like the ones pictured. :-)

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 20:39
by TommymacT2589
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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Smart, love it [THUMBS UP SIGN]

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Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2019, 22:15
by R0B
Silver

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2019, 07:25
by patrickpawsey
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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That's really nice

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Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2019, 11:02
by Sir Brixalot
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

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2019, 11:48
by 300CE
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:

ImageWheel 1 by Justin C, on Flickr

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2019, 17:14
by Sir Brixalot
Like that. Is it sprayed or powder coated

Re: Wheel colour

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2019, 18:44
by 300CE
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.