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McG

Doing my wheels again.

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Hi: I recently had a go at painting my wheels. I was pleased with them initially but now i think they look more grey and i quiet fancy having more of a silver shine. Does anybody have any ideas around which silver spray paint to buy that gives a proper silver finish? Probably going to Halfors later so any suggestions are really welcome.

Hoping to start the process again tomorrow, properly this time as i never used primer previously and it was a bit of a rushed first attempt. Cheers

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I can't advise on the shade of silver to use, but ensure you use lacquer to give the shine after as colour will start to look dull when dirty otherwise

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I used laquer the last time m8, it was quite a good finish but could have been better preped. But the alloy colour wheel paint just seems a bit grey. I thought i read somewhere that an Audi silver or something similar was a good choice for a truer silver finish. I cant find it again though, anyway cheers for the reply. Any suggestions folks?

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I think I found the post for you can't figure out how to quote it will screenshot it belowpost-48302-0-24234800-1463833932_thumb.jpg

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I went with audi silver, but trying my spare. I think I will go with powder coating depending on how the spare turns out.

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I got a quote from glentyan alloys for all 4 wheels 168. There based in linwood

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Ok I ain't got the patience there getting done properly

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I will drop the car off on Thursday and pick it back up on Friday. I have read some good reviews so it's going to "glentyan alloys". I'm hoping they can show me some examples of there work so i can choose a suitable silver finish.

When i bought the car it had black/gun metal grey wolfrace alloys, i had them straight off and bought 6 spoke toyota alloys from Aims, now nearly a year later its time to get them refurbed properly.

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Ask them if they have Dutch Silver in the powdercoating bud. That's what I got on mine & it's super bright! BTW £168 for four is a good price. Mine were £210 but that was me leaving the tyres on

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look them up on Facebook Mick, i will post before and after pics and give a wee review on Friday evening when i get the car back.

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look them up on Facebook Mick, i will post before and after pics and give a wee review on Friday evening when i get the car back.

I had a look m8 , their reviews/work look good and there quite local , look forward to seeing yours :thumbs:

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After

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Before

I'm really pleased with the wheels now, also i would use Glentayan Alloys again, really friendly and at £168 for four wheels a bargain. That's just a powdercoat finish, to be coated and painted i think it was 220 or 240 i preferred the powdercoat finish :D

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Now waiting on centre cap transfers arriving from China, i really like the pen art style of centre cap decal, but they seem to be non existent to buy. I went for the Toyota emblem in silver

we'll see what there like when they arrive.

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Cheers Mick, they had the job done on time and great to deal with.

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The centre cap transfers arrived yesterday. Only problem is they are a solid disc, with the centre caps having a dome on them it doesn't sit flush. I thought they were just a transfer and not solid. Anyway now i'm looking at trying to flatten the caps so the discs sit flush. Or does anybody have any other ideas before i go and start messing around with the centre caps (and probably ruin them). i will add a pick of how 1 looks at the minute.


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I was hoping to have the wheels finished today, now i'm thinking rubbing down the caps or glueing the edges down. Ah well any thoughts folks.

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Problem solved, i just attached them straight to the wheel. So easy and looks good. Photo to follow now they are finished. MOT passed also with no advisorys :D

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