Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Gee0 » Wed 14.01.2009, 21:27

Enright wrote:However Monty's 2 tone version looks great - I wonder if GeeO agrees? If so, maybe another artist's impression might be in order...



I must say thank you to everyone for their comments,
I think Montys 2 tone look the best so far, maybe with a slightly different centre MMMMMMM more blue tinge to the gray more gun metal maybe, I have a motarola v3 in the colour I was thinking,

OK I think i will go and take a pic of the phone (dam either I am getting really anal or have tooooo much spare time) :roll:
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Jackonicko » Wed 14.01.2009, 21:38

Be worth looking at a photoshop of the wheel buttercup centres in Silk Red, perhaps?
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby MattDon » Thu 15.01.2009, 00:04

i did think the anthracite would hide the brake dust :lol:

not my cup of tea....
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby tweetdriver63 » Thu 15.01.2009, 02:15

I think that would probably look good, but you need to photoshop it on the car to really get a good idea.
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Enright » Thu 15.01.2009, 07:57

tweetdriver63 wrote:I think that would probably look good, but you need to photoshop it on the car to really get a good idea.

:agree:
That's what I meant, but you said it better!
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby ektrolleyboy » Thu 15.01.2009, 10:34

Oi you hypocrites! :wink:

If I remember correctly, I asked for the same thing to be done on a MEDINA car I nearly bought a while back. And you all went nuts! Not because of the Medina but for the sheer fact that they were painted to match the car.
I said that Porsche do it all of the time and I got hit back for that and given a reason that that was all the more reason not to do it. :lol:
Ha, ha... You lot... Ha, ha...

I think it looks wicked personally! Colour code those wheels!

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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby ektrolleyboy » Thu 15.01.2009, 10:37

I wonder what a Pacific Blue car with matching wheels would look like?

Anyone got the talent to show us?
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby MattDon » Thu 15.01.2009, 11:22

the moon on a stick!!!! lol. i'll see what i can do when i get home, if noone else has done it.
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby ektrolleyboy » Thu 15.01.2009, 11:52

Come-on MATT
Chop. Chop... :D
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Gee0 » Thu 15.01.2009, 15:06

Realy NOT sure about the colour code wheels

Still not sure, maybe silver with a mean gold fleck :?: :?:
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby MattDon » Thu 15.01.2009, 15:49

to be honest if i were you id stay away from anything thats not relativley accepted (ie that manfuactures use), i think that leaves... silver, anthracite, gold, or if you realy must white. i cant see gold or white looking right so its down to silver or anthracite, or varieties there of. The reason i was looking at anthracite was because it blends with the tyres and hides the wheel, it wont show up brake dust as much and i think with the right colours it can realy look good, silk red looks like the best ive seen on an elan. what im trying to say is the elan is a subtle car with a certain charisma and i think if you went too bling it just wouldnt look right. (i would like to point out that im in no way a purist).

now that ive got the hang of it, if you want examples photoshopped just ask, single colours quite easy, coloured buttercups doable, special effects like you mentioned youd need someone who knows what theyre doing with photoshop. :?
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Jackonicko » Thu 15.01.2009, 17:14

Come on Matt, p'shop the whole car pic with silk red buttercups......
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Rambo » Thu 15.01.2009, 17:33

MattDon wrote: special effects like you mentioned youd need someone who knows what theyre doing with photoshop. :?


Like our resident Kitty Fiddler for example :?:

BTW, I can't see what's wrong with the S2 wheels in their original colour. Why change something that looks nice and stylish anyway :?:
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby ektrolleyboy » Thu 15.01.2009, 18:03

Come-on Matt.

Get your priorities in life right.

LEC first. Work second.
Now where are our pic's of a silk red and a Pacific Blue car with matching S2 wheels spokes?
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Jackonicko » Thu 15.01.2009, 18:33

I'm with you Rambo. (In fact I prefer the original SE wheels). But if you're determined to change, it's got to be worth looking at the options.
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby theelanman » Thu 15.01.2009, 18:49

Rambo wrote:BTW, I can't see what's wrong with the S2 wheels in their original colour. Why change something that looks nice and stylish anyway :?:


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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby Gee0 » Thu 15.01.2009, 20:13

Rambo wrote:
BTW, I can't see what's wrong with the S2 wheels in their original colour. Why change something that looks nice and stylish anyway.

I agree they are a good looking wheel, but as I am looking to get them refurbed, it is worth considering changing the colour, If i don't like it, it doesn't cost the earth to have the colour changed back. (live with it for a couple of summers and then tell the wife they need redoing :roll: )

How about a pearl finish that is silver at one angel and silk red at another :?: maybe toooo much :beer:

I have been quoted £50 for tyre removal, shot blasted, powder coated and tyre refitting and balance.

I have been advised that powder is longer lasting than spray.(quote, "I recommend powder coating,I dont spray wheels anymore as it does not work in the long run"
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby theelanman » Thu 15.01.2009, 20:51

not sure about the powder coat.....Id go for paint any day of the week....
with powder I reckon 1 chip and the whole thing will flake off eventually...leaving you with a nasty oxidised alloy....
just my preference....and as TWR stated...only available in a small selection of colours...probably no silver just a grey colour....
like the idea of flip paint..... :-D
you can also get silver with a hint of.....what ever colour you fancy :-D
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Re: Wheels refurb & maybe colour change

Postby MattDon » Thu 15.01.2009, 23:36

this was way harder because the base colour was so light, so apollogies for the delay.
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