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Matt Black Wheels?

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Was going to get some of my wheels refurbed, occurred to me I might get the colour changed too....Matt black?

Any photoshop wizards (Oh god, that's asking for it):

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Worth bearing in mind that the slightest scratch or kerbing will show with black wheels - from the cars I have seen with them (mainly RR's with stupidly big wheels) they stand out big time if damaged.

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:grin: Gloss black, not matt black - do it! +++

Same as Wopps M3 he posted on here earlier:

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My Scirocco is a similar colour and I have gloss black and think they look great. Matt black would be wrong IMO.

TBH they are lovely wheels as they are.

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Saw a C class C63 coupe in white today with black wheels. Oh my. Very special.

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:grin: Gloss black, not matt black - do it! +++

Same as Wopps M3 he posted on here earlier: /snip

Ah, of course, I'm a dumbass +++

Hmmm, good point about any scratches showing up, should have realised. So what's the vote, leave as is?

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I don't think it'll work. I think they need to be directly contrasting colours.

Porsche in white with black wheels, cool.

M3 in dark blue with black wheels, uncool.

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You don't think it works on Wopp's machine? Slightly different blue to be fair.

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I don't think it'll work. I think they need to be directly contrasting colours.

Porsche in white with black wheels, cool.

M3 in dark blue with black wheels, uncool.

I disagree obviously.

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I like the wheels black personally, but only because it ties in with the black zorsts, grills, mirrors and windows. I also think it suits the electric blue, which is a bt lairy. Personally I probably wouldnt bother on yours mac, it's more grown up - which I also like.

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I think I'm convinced, thanks +++

Your a computer whizz - can you do a chop to one of your pics? It may look great...?

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That any good?

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Very good chop, but personally prefur silver on this colour,

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My initial thought was similar to MrMe's, that it just wouldn't work on a blue car, but having seen the pics, I think it looks great, just steer clear of any kerbs.

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Very good chop, but personally prefur silver on this colour,

I'm with Wopps et al on this one. Leave as is gets my vote.

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There are certain rules that apply to car design.

1-White paint looks crap on anything newer than 1983, apart from Fiat 500s.

2-Alloys must be silver/grey, black alloys make the tyres look lighter than the rims which isn't good, and the eye needs a light colour to make the wheel fill the arch and complete the 'shape' of the car.

3-I know f*ck all about car design.

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There are certain rules that apply to car design.

1-White paint looks crap on anything newer than 1983, apart from Fiat 500s.

2-Alloys must be silver/grey, black alloys make the tyres look lighter than the rims which isn't good, and the eye needs a light colour to make the wheel fill the arch and complete the 'shape' of the car.

3-I know f*ck all about car design.

Oops... We've just bought a white car with black wheels, and it's not a Fiat :o

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I have to say I'm not a fan of the black wheels. They did look kind of ok on a Melbourne red M3 I saw (the one with the open window) but all things considered I think silver/polished is the best route forward.

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