View Full Version : I need opinions about my wheels

04-20-2008, 07:28 PM
Hello. I am planning to refinish my stock 16" sport wheels which have the worst curbage in the world due to the past owners. I am planning to do everything as in this DIY http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3156862. I am looking for opinions on what color I should paint them. I am planning to get bigger rims in the future, but these would still serve as winter wheels. Here is my car (Sorry for quality of the photo): http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0317081930ov9.jpg
EDIT: Sorry, I can't figure out how to embed the photo, so I just posted the link.

04-20-2008, 07:37 PM
colormatch them to your car?

pretty good look on audi's

04-20-2008, 07:39 PM
I just did this to my 17" B6 sport wheels. Got them at a junkyard and they were all beat up. I sanded them down with 220 grit sand paper till all the scratches were out and there were no shiney spots left on the wheel. After that i wet sanded them with 400 grit, then primered them, then wet sanded them with 600 girt, then paint and cleared them. I just posted pics of how they turned out, if u want to check them out http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=205128. As far as a color that would look good with ur car im not realy sure, silver i think would look best

04-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Ill help.


04-20-2008, 07:41 PM
Damn, you guys are quick. Many responses in like 5 mins [:D]. I am either thinking of painting them silver (like stock) or maybe a little bit darker and closer to a graphite color..

04-20-2008, 11:29 PM
i think graphite or gunmetal would look good

04-20-2008, 11:37 PM
gunmetal ftw