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      10-02-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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Anthracite OEM 19's

Put two of my re-ferbed winter wheels on this morning................and I think I've chosen the wrong colour

The quality of the finish is great but I reckon I should've gone for a lighter anthracite or one with more silver fleck in it as I think they are too dark/too flat. Maybe a shadow chrome finish?

They look good in direct sunlight (as per bottom pic) but on an overcast day like today I'm not sure.

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      10-02-2010, 05:44 AM   #2
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they look awesome to me.
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      10-02-2010, 05:49 AM   #3
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I think the Rims dont stand out due to the Color of your car, I went with Matte Black on my SSII. There are pictures in my Album, i did Double Layer on the clear coat.. Needs that strong Protection =). cheers.
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I really like them, and may be copying your style
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my wheels look just like that when theyre dirty.
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      10-02-2010, 09:02 PM   #7
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less cleaning time - nice
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      10-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #8
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lol i cant tell the difference with mine dirty or not dirty... it looks the same after i brush it off with some nice wax... but Mehh take a look.





these are in Matte black with Two Layers of Clearcoat
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I think they look great! That is the exact color I want to do on my stockers but with a little more gloss, hope you don't mind if I copy you.....if you did them again, a little fleck would add that extra pop in the sun.
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Mine have been referbed and are darker, which I prefer to OEM TBH, yours look great Swanny

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I think they look great! The contrast isn't that big I suppose, so if they were hypothetically much darker they may be stand out more but as they are they is nice too.
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Wasn't happy with the anthracite colour (first pics) so had them re-done in a shadow chrome finish.
Much happier now but still wonder what a dark gloss anthracite would look like - can't afford to change them again (they are my winter wheel/tyre set)

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      11-13-2010, 07:11 PM   #13
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I think the anthracite you used on your first try was much better.
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