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Black alloys or not?

Just wondering peoples thoughts on having my Alloys resprayed black?

I have a stormboli grey 159 lusso. My only reservations are whether or not this would look good on the 17 inch alloys. Would have no hesitation if I had 18's but the laqour is peeling off my 17's and I think to myself that if I am spending money to repair them I may as well have something different. So black on 17's or Original or indeed any other colour suggestions?
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which rims do you have?
Black 17's will probably look crap on a 159, there would be to much tire surounding them.
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I would not go black on stromboli grey - rather a darker grey - with a bit of glint in the paint.

You can always first try with plasti-dip and peel it off if you don't like, or peel off and have it done proper if you do like.
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gloss black rims can make (old) tyres look brown, but do work really well on a race car that does a test and a race on the tyres then puts new ones on - tyres always look fresh and black.

the modern colour is gunmetal with a matt/satin finish.
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Gave some thought to this and I think it might not be a wise move. Still thinking on other colours / shades though.
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Smoked Chrome would be nice , save the money and get some bigger wheels.
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Why not just never clean the wheels again. After a few months, they'll look like you painted them black.
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:cigar: like it

+1 for smoked chrome also
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I've had black alloys with a previous car, although it sort of looked good I find the problem with black alloys is you lose the detail of the alloy.

On grey it would probably not look right.
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Why not just never clean the wheels again. After a few months, they'll look like you painted them black.
Haha - thats what I do with my wheels wait till they get dirty and then there are darker shade of grey
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Plasti dip would be a better way to go, it can always be removed if you not happy with the result or color.
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which rims do you have?
Black 17's will probably look crap on a 159, there would be to much tire surounding them.
I like mine, my winter wheels are satin black and 17" see link below look for my article on winter tyres

http://www.aroc-uk.com/eastmids/Alfisti_2013_12.pdf

My original wheels are staying silver though... Their design would not suit a dark colour

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As mentioned base black and old bigger profile tyres can make them look smaller and NEED to be kept clean and shiny, still its my most popular request.

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But lighter Graphite with a gold pearl and low pro's looks bang on i think

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