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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2011, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there,

I was just looking for some opinions on whether to get my alloys refurbished and painted white to match my stripes, roof and mirror caps.

It's either that or I just get them refurbished and left the colour they are!

PLEASE HELP!! THANKS!

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Absolutely yes - I have a BRG Cooper S with white roof/mirror caps/ bonnet stripes and 16" 5 spokes on white and it look just right...

a pain to keep the wheels clean from brake dust however !

May be cheaper to buy a set off ebay and sell yours?

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Hi there,

I was just looking for some opinions on whether to get my alloys refurbished and painted white to match my stripes, roof and mirror caps.

It's either that or I just get them refurbished and left the colour they are!

PLEASE HELP!! THANKS!
This what it will look like......
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thanks guys!
The pics really helped me decide to go for it. It actually looks pretty awesome.

I'd sell them and buy a new set but they're not in the best of conditions so I don't think I'll get much money.

Now I just have to find someone to do it for me.

What do you think about painting the brake calipers purple??
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thanks guys!
The pics really helped me decide to go for it. It actually looks pretty awesome.

I'd sell them and buy a new set but they're not in the best of conditions so I don't think I'll get much money.

Now I just have to find someone to do it for me.

What do you think about painting the brake calipers purple??
NO WAY....Red or maybe yellow.......
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Nah wouldn't be painting the callipers unless they were 4 pot racing style (and then only in Red!)
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You can paint the ones you have. I just did mine and it turned out well. The curb rash and be sanded down if not too deep. Lightly sand the wheel surface to get good adhesion of the new paint. Three or four light coats of color and then a couple coats of clear. I use Rustoleum spray paint. I've done three different sets now and have had no problem with chipping at all.
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Hi ya... In terms of painting your wheels... you can rub them down and give them, some colour but they wont look so great.

I own a wheel refurbishing company... that can paint them what ever colour you want... I can get the guys to remove the damage as well.

Dont want to go on too much as dont want to come accross pushy.. but the finish is a powder coat lacquer which means that tyres on and off wont damage the paint.

if you want some details then get in touch... you will be looking at about £50 per wheel. We also have a diamond tooled cnc lathe, so if found a set of split rims that just needed a little attention... we could paint the centres white.... diamond cut the lips and then lacquer as above.

Not going to put the name of the company on... but if you need any help!!! then send me and email and I'll give you the details
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