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Alfa 159 Alloy Refurb ~ Black or stock Silver?

Hi Guys,

Just wanted a quick opinion on some refurbs I'll be getting done shortly.

After a nasty prang from the neighbour I'm dropping alot of cash this month on the car.

I'm getting the doors treated and bumper for 300, and am planning on a 200 alloy refurb.

Question is the colour.

What do you guys think, I have the 18" Old style Ti alloys and am toying with the idea of going gloss black.

I have done a little photoshop mock up to give you guys an idea.

Opinions welcome.

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Neither in my opinion.......go dark gunmetal grey. Black just looks like the wheels are smaller and dull. Silver is just silver.
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I've a silver Ti, I went for Anthracite, gives it a more aggressive look, also look at the colour of the James bond limited edition, a little lighter than mine:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...9_1126656c.jpg
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Oh yeah love your colour Giblets.

So is the colour on your car officially called 'Anthracite'? If I go into a bodyshop and ask for that colour, they'll know exactly the paint code for it, or are there variations?

Seems pretty dark from your garage pic, is that just the lighting?

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of these 2 black better, but i would go for something between. interesting option may be chrome shadow, may be done dark or bright

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...l#post14931346 (What have you done to your 159/Brera/Spider today?)
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The Chrome shadow looks nice.

Damn so for me its a run between Gloss Black (DARK) - Anthracite (MEDIUM) - Chrome Shadow bright (LIGHT).

Not massively keep on the Anthracite though, I'd prefer a glossy colour / sheen and feel its not got the contrast I'm looking for.
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hmm, what about all three colours on alternate spokes ?

just a thought

edit: or two tone, say black and anthracite, or silver and black
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Yeh, think Anthracite can be a little different depending where you go (they should all be able to offer you images of the colours if you are unsure
). I like the idea of of the shadow Chrome, but it is a paint effect, the Anthracite can be powder coated and so last longer.
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Black looks like a gangster might be driving it, grey/anthracite lust looks like dirty wheels and silver looks OK. How about putting some metallic flake in silver and making sparkly wheels? I did it on my GTV, looked great
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I agree, do you have a picture of your sparkly wheels alfaholik?
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ill have a go at loading some up
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see if this link works... its a lengthy thread but describes the whole rebuild. Sparkly wheels included

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-makeover.html (My Twinny makeover)
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see if this link works... its a lengthy thread but describes the whole rebuild. Sparkly wheels included

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-makeover.html (My Twinny makeover)
Can you direct link to the most relevant post?
Just trawled through it and not sure if the 'sparkly' wheels are there or not...
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Yeah I think at the end of the day it's down to what colours they offer at the shop. I do kind of want a dramatic change instead of just a spruce up as this is more striking, and also warrants the 200 price tag more than just 'refurbing' them back to original colour imho. I've lived with Silver, and whilst they look nice, they do get dirty quick. Although they do hid scuffs. If I where to go light, I'd want the Chrome bright with a really gloss finish, something shiny.

It's annoying I can't afford the Ti rims, even the 18" version, but I'm soo impatient and when I have to do a major works, I want to try and do as much as possible at once to give me a striking finished product.

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Last week was watching the geezers on the telly making money out of cars - Mike Brewer was at his mate's garage and he was showing him an old Range Rover he had on the forecourt. Bought it for no money, spent 2 grand on painting it white and fitting the biggest set of black gloss alloys he could find in Halfords and presto, phone ringing off the hook and a nice return on the investment.

Moral of the story... stick massive black wheels on it and you'll have a queue round the block.. I'd go for a powder coated finish no matter what you decide. I used these guys in Swindon, you can inspect all the different shades of anthracite in their showrooms... Alloy Wheel Refurbishment, Alloy Wheel Repair, Bristol, Swindon, Oxford .. they did an immaculate job on my wheels. Recommended.
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I'm limited to 200 funds, what price did you pay at Swindon Hurri?


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Just a little update.

Ended up getting the alloys coated in Dark Anthracite.

I think it looks great, not too dark, but light enough to reflect the correct amount of light on the edges of the alloy in order to not lose the outline of them rims.

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Or something like this:-

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Silver all the way, Classic and smooth :-)
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Just a little update.

Ended up getting the alloys coated in Dark Anthracite.

I think it looks great, not too dark, but light enough to reflect the correct amount of light on the edges of the alloy in order to not lose the outline of them rims.

Appologies for poor quality pic.
Looks very nice, gratz
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