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Wheel color

I realize this isn't a boutique forum but I like wheels and I don't all black. no offence I know I'm the odd one......
So this is a similar color I think I'll go with on the color of the car but what are the opinions on the wheel color? Maybe less metalic. Am I stupid?


basicly I like this combo for my 930
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:38 AM
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Too modern?
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Just my .02 The wheel color should accent the car color, not overpower it. The grey is so sutle, compared to the red wheels, checked graphics, mirrors/tail, in that order.

As a test. Close your eyes for 15-20 sec. When you open them, where do your eyes go first?
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Mirror.
But I only want the wheels colored. No graphics
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I could go either way...some times contrast is good, sometime compliment is good.

I'm with you on the all black wheels though, never cared much for that look, solid black wheels always seems to make the wheels "look" heavy. Maybe I'm just wierd?

I went with the compliment look for mine, black car, anthricite wheel centers with clear anodized aluminum rims and black lug nuts.

I've seen a black car with anodized "copper" Fikse wheels, and that looked good. I've seen a black car with bright "lime" green wheels, and believe it or not...it looked good too.

So to each their own, just please yourself, and the heck with what others think.

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Braaaaannnndoooooonnnnnn!!!!!

I like the contrasting wheel color idea - something "different" and I don't pay any mind to the "your eyes are drawn to it too much" idea (well, except for oversized, pimpin wheels on these tiny cars that is - booom)! edit - except for Mark/Full Quack, because he's got it like that!

And I don't think it looks too modern at all. In fact, it reminds me of the 914 Special Edition that Porsche offered in 1974 (contrasting colored wheels, rockers and front and rear valences), so actually very retro in appearance. I have considered doing this with my white Turbo - maybe red wheels, rockers and valences - no time soon, but something I have thought about) I realize you are only talking about the wheels, however.

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I've always had an errrr, ummmmm soft spot for the 914 (have owned two of them - first Porsche for me back in my very early 20s) even if they are slower than Paul following his 3-times-daily shots of Thorazine in the "you know where"!!!!!!!!

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Yeah I'm liking it too.
I have to paint them somehow as the lips are getting less than polishy.
Maybe even all gold.
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Brandon, do you paint (I mean besides "painting" various engine/car parts with JB Weld )? I ask, because if do, do you use PPG acrylic urethane for "important" finishes? I have decades of experience with automotive finishes, and have found that to be about the best, toughest, and most fade resistant stuff out there.
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I would have them low temp powdercoated
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Red wheels on a gray 930 would look pretty unique, but I wouldn't go with the wheels in the photos, they'd be too big I like the all-black look as well.
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I would have them low temp powdercoated
Don't powder coat. Not needed and restricts your choices. Prep your wheels well and you can shoot any color you want. I have two Porsches running for years with no problems.
Obviously I'm not talking rattle can.
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Im waiting for someone to photoshop this onto a 930. I feel like it could look awesome with the right wheel choice.
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These are the wheels. They're getting wider of course. Fenders are stretching as we speak.
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Forgive me for the blasphemy, but if you're not decided on color, plastidip them then when you've grown accustomed, get them painted or powder coated. Don't leave it on too long, i hear it has issues coming off paint when it's on too long (years).
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To my eye red is difficult to stylize. I painted several cars Guards Red in the 80s (even did a friends 73 Corvette complete with matt black out- looked great for the time).
Bright red with gold wheels says Ferrari to me.
If you want to give it a racer look google images of racers. You will see some interested contrasting colors. Blue is often used as a contrast to red. Don't go white.
One thought, I also painted several 911s Corvette white. White is a killer base color especially with the 3.0L RSR widebody and it allows you to do anything you want with a contrasting picture.
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If someone could photoshop this with red wheels?
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I am not a fan of all black wheels (black centers and polished lips look great).

I have my HREs powder coated red with a polished lip which contrasts / compliments the car color without overwhelming it.
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Yeah I'm wondering if red lips might be odd.
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Brando, I just realized something - that gray color above looks a bit like correctly mixed JB . . . is that intentional or subliminal on yer part ?!?!?!? Regardless, too awesome!!!
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Brando, I just realized something - that gray color above looks a bit like correctly mixed JB . . . is that intentional or subliminal on yer part ?!?!?!? Regardless, too awesome!!!
It just makes it easier for the future.

BTW I have a funny story, my wife told me her dad fixed one of his horses open wounds on a leg with some epoxy! Well it really just kept the maggots inside the area longer. Dr. said it would have been fine if there were no flies or whatever in there. Horse was pissed.
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