MV3 refurb, OEM silver or something different?

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Colour!

OEM
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48%
Other silver
1
5%
Shadow Chrome
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43%
Gunmetal
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No votes
Other
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5%
 
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MV3 refurb, OEM silver or something different?

Post by mjennings23 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:17 pm

Any opinions guys? Booked wheels in this coming week for a refurb but unsure on colour, I was thinking anything dark would look a bit crap against a black car, but the main choices seem to be an OEM silver or something like shadow chrome?

Any suggestions or inputs to make?

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Post by patriot66 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:23 pm

I voted for shadow chrome. Two reasons why, 1) I've never seen MV3s in that finish and 2) they should really stand out on your black Zed. :thumbsup:
Alternatively, why not go gloss black and go for the full Stealth/Darth Vader look with your Zed. Not to everyones taste but I think a well done all black everything car looks amazing !
I've got gloss black MV3s on my Zed and think they work well with the Sterling Grey paintwork. :D
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:25 pm

I voted Shadow Chrome as well - I'm not a fan of black on black, but it's your car OP!
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Post by mjennings23 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:13 am

Black is a no go, I have a dislike of black on black

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Post by buzyg » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:32 am

Shadow Chrome all day long. :thumbsup:
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Post by MACK » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:15 pm

I voted oem silver. For me shadow chrome is neither here nor there on a black car in particularly. It just looks like you've got dull/dirty wheels on to me. It's either the black stealth look or oem on black for me.
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Post by mjennings23 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:17 pm

MACK wrote:
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I voted oem silver. For me shadow chrome is neither here nor there on a black car in particularly. It just looks like you've got dull/dirty wheels on to me. It's either the black stealth look or oem on black for me.
I think this is the way I'm leaning. I do love the shadow chrome colour but it probably will be too dark for my tastes on a black car.

May investigate something along the lines of hyper silver mind you, seems to have a lovely depth to it. I know my local place have advised it's about £10 extra a wheel as it involves a mix of powder coating and wet painting so I shall consider

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Post by Zoomer » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm

Id go shadow or bright silver. I went bright silver on my grey roadster and they look fantastic in the sun, but shadow chrome would look just as good
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Post by mjennings23 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm

Well, to disappoint you all I stuck with OEM silver.

The wheels were well corroded with 2 of them flaking lacquer, so the difference between before and after in my eyes is immense.

Photos at the weekend when the rest of the car is as clean! :rofl:

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Post by MACK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm

mjennings23 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Well, to disappoint you all I stuck with OEM silver.

The wheels were well corroded with 2 of them flaking lacquer, so the difference between before and after in my eyes is immense.

Photos at the weekend when the rest of the car is as clean! :rofl:
Who did you use in the end. I'm looking for someone in around Manchester that doesn't charge the earth.
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Post by mjennings23 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:31 pm

MACK wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm
mjennings23 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Well, to disappoint you all I stuck with OEM silver.

The wheels were well corroded with 2 of them flaking lacquer, so the difference between before and after in my eyes is immense.

Photos at the weekend when the rest of the car is as clean! :rofl:
Who did you use in the end. I'm looking for someone in around Manchester that doesn't charge the earth.
Place called Smart Wheels, off Rochdale Road. £220 same day service, drop the car off in the morning and done by 6pm. I don't have a spare set of wheels and need the car daily so it was the best option for me, especially as it's on my commute route too.

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Post by MACK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:43 pm

mjennings23 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:31 pm
MACK wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm
mjennings23 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Well, to disappoint you all I stuck with OEM silver.

The wheels were well corroded with 2 of them flaking lacquer, so the difference between before and after in my eyes is immense.

Photos at the weekend when the rest of the car is as clean! :rofl:
Who did you use in the end. I'm looking for someone in around Manchester that doesn't charge the earth.
Place called Smart Wheels, off Rochdale Road. £220 same day service, drop the car off in the morning and done by 6pm. I don't have a spare set of wheels and need the car daily so it was the best option for me, especially as it's on my commute route too.
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Post by EddieMc » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:52 pm

mjennings23 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Well, to disappoint you all I stuck with OEM silver.

The wheels were well corroded with 2 of them flaking lacquer, so the difference between before and after in my eyes is immense.

Photos at the weekend when the rest of the car is as clean! :rofl:
Have I missed your pics. Im in the same position, getting my wheels refurbed shortly. I have a Ruby Black Z, favouring the Shadow Chrome, but could be swung to Hyper Silver, so appreciate seing your finished result.

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Post by mjennings23 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:36 pm

None posted yet, alas I forgot to take photos and my car is filthy thanks to the recent rain and conditions at work. Having an office next to a construction yard is not ideal!

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