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Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Best color wheels on a blue s70

Bronze/copper/brown
1
17%
Gunmetal
3
50%
White
2
33%
 
Total votes: 6

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Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Post by Matt88ch » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:38 pm

Finally got around to getting new tires for my Arrakis which I put on my Volvo s70 2 weeks ago, I've been thinking about what color to paint them but I'm horrible at Photoshop, anyways after I take off the old tires and start sanding down the wheels, and then primer them, I gotta make a decision on paint color. As of now I'm thinking either 1)bronze/brownish, 2)gunmetal/dark silver, 3) gloss white
I am planning on using plastidip cuz I've heard that it's a good paint especially for wheels, when layed on thick it's also a good wheel protector from rocks/small scratches/ dings. I've tried to do an image search on Google and happened to see a Volvo with same blue color as mine with copper painted Arrakis, I love how it looks, so it became one of my options.

*From personal experience do you guys think plastidip is a good choice for wheel paint?
*If anyone is good at Photoshop could someone try to change the wheel color to bronze, then gunmetal, and finally white?
*And last but no least, what do you guys recommend for brake pads so that I don't have a lot of brake dust on the wheels, I think white wheels would look very sleek on the nautical blue s70 but with white wheels the brake dust would be a big annoyance!

As always thank you for your suggestions and help
-M.A.C

P.S: Arrakis wheels are a pain in the ass to clean!
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Re: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Post by j-dawg » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:19 pm

Bad Photoshop jobs below! Kinda hard to get a good image out 'cause the wheels are exposed differently in the original photo, and also because I am not good at this.

Ceramic pads tend not to dust, but they do squeal, and they can demand a stiff leg on the brakes. I bit the bullet on the pricey Akebono pads and don't regret it. Good linear grabbitude with no dust or noise.
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Re: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Post by Matt88ch » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:25 pm

Oh wow man, thank you for that, you should give yourself more credit, your not bad at all! I love em! I think white would look good, I don't know but the gunmetal one isn't exactly the "look" I'm going for, I think the white would look sleek I guess...Sorry bud but one more question...Can you make the brown ones a darker brown?



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Re: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Post by JRL » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:53 am

Akebono ceramics do not squeal.
PLEASE don't paint them copper, that's so tacky and so 70s (except for Subaru WRXs)


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Re: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Post by shaker_chi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm

Gunmetal. Copper is very early 80's and white has too much pop. Gunmetal is subtle, yet cool.



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Re: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Post by Clemens » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Make them copper, not brown. Chicks will dig it...


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