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      05-06-2021, 08:49 AM   #1
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Opinion on color of wheels for space grey car?

Sent in the specs to have my new wheels cut, but am not sure on the color and need to decide before COB today. These are the design, but am in between a bronze color and gunmetal. Here's two examples of sets I have for different cars.

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      05-06-2021, 11:00 AM   #2
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I personally prefer the colors more on the silver side/anthracite. Basically a dirty silver.

Going to get my set of Apex wheels re-finished in that color soon as I don't like the matte black.
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I personally prefer the colors more on the silver side/anthracite. Basically a dirty silver.

Going to get my set of Apex wheels re-finished in that color soon as I don't like the matte black.

Yeah that anthracite chrome look is nice, but the manufacturer charges $90/wheel extra to anodize in it. Was leaning more towards the bronze just because the gunmetal is so close to the car's color I think it will be too much grey.
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Yeah that anthracite chrome look is nice, but the manufacturer charges $90/wheel extra to anodize in it. Was leaning more towards the bronze just because the gunmetal is so close to the car's color I think it will be too much grey.
I guess I need to do some more research on my end, I was thinking a painted finish. Are you saying they can only achieve that color through anodizing?
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I guess I need to do some more research on my end, I was thinking a painted finish. Are you saying they can only achieve that color through anodizing?
There's different ways to finish them. You can paint then clear and polish do it almost looks like anodizing. Then all the other usual methods... But for me to get the look I wanted, it was anodizing only and since it's outside of the normal paint process, it'd be an extra $360 or $540 if I get the extra 17"s for the rear

And the other side to that is paint repair is easier/cheaper than re anodizing.
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what wheels are those?
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      05-13-2021, 12:38 PM   #8
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what wheels are those?
custom, direct from a wheel manufacturer. nothing like going straight to the source and getting monoblock forged wheels for cheap ass cast wheel prices! I believe my contact there said prices on these start off around $900 per set of 19", painted and shipping included. But the price does fluctuate depending on width, design, etc.

once they get in, i'll post the info up for them. It does take a while (30-45 days) because they cut them from blanks when you order - none kept in stock.
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I would choose bronze because it is not too common.
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For space gray I'd go for hyperblack.
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For space gray I'd go for hyperblack.
Already cut and painted bronze.

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Post pics when you get them mounted up. Looks like a perfect color and style to me!
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