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Best Colour Option?

Anthracite
1
5%
Audi Carbon
2
11%
Audi Anthracite
3
16%
Himalayan Grey
1
5%
Porsche Anthracite
5
26%
BMW Space Grey
3
16%
Steingrau
4
21%
 
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Post by thanatu55 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:38 pm

I think it's been established now that reps like mine aren't worth the expense of a professional refurb... However my OCD doesn't sit well with the odd paint chip here and there so I'm thinking of doing my own.

Unfortunately despite many many attempts to find a colour match I've come up short, so my refurb may have to involve a colour change. I've gone down the route of comparing colours on the forum before and soon realized that it's an inexact science dependent on the various different screens used to view them. However, I'll go ahead anyway as it's only a general idea I'm after, nothing definitive.

So bearing in mind it's going on the following wheel:

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I have a preference for the following colours and wonder which one people think would look best?

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Possibly somewhat controversial, besides the ones fitted I also have these as center cap options:
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Post by thanatu55 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:41 pm

I do like these:

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Post by Zoomer » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:58 pm

I would say that if you are leaving the edges polished then you need to have a definite change for the centres. So I would go fairly dark.
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Post by patriot66 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Why stay with the dark grey ? Gold spokes/polished rim looks great with blue bodywork. :thumbsup:
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Post by thanatu55 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:23 am

patriot66 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:10 pm
Why stay with the dark grey ? Gold spokes/polished rim looks great with blue bodywork. :thumbsup: attachment.jpeg
I did think about Gold but I'm playing safe :thumbsup:
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Post by RickRob » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:21 am

For what it's worth I think the gold looks great with a blue car.
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Post by Anmarube » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:51 pm

Love the Gold and polished rim look but I personally would not put a BBS centre on them if they are reps stick with a BMW centre for me. Bit like putting an M badge on a non M. My opinion only of course.

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Post by StigJ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 am

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Post by Anmarube » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 pm

StigJ wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 am
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Fanbloodytastic pal. Work of art.

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Post by Nanu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:57 pm

Anmarube wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 pm
StigJ wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 am
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Fanbloodytastic pal. Work of art.
Should go to spec savers IMHO :poke: :D
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Post by StigJ » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:32 pm

Anmarube wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Fanbloodytastic pal. Work of art.
Just a test fit of my replicas i had several years ago. Belonged to my daily E91. 235/35-19 and 275/30-19. ET35 front and rear.

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Should go to spec savers IMHO :poke: :D
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Post by Anmarube » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:57 pm

Nanu wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Anmarube wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 pm
StigJ wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 am
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Fanbloodytastic pal. Work of art.
Should go to spec savers IMHO :poke: :D
If we were all the same and all that........ :D

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Post by Nanu » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:50 pm

Anmarube wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:57 pm
Nanu wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Anmarube wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Fanbloodytastic pal. Work of art.
Should go to spec savers IMHO :poke: :D
If we were all the same and all that........ :D
Must give a mega thumbs up to the shine on the bodywork though :thumbsup:
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