Silver Wheels or dark grey Wheels

Silver Wheels or dark grey Wheels

This is a discussion on Silver Wheels or dark grey Wheels within the Evoque Forum forums, part of the Evoque Discussions category; I recently purchased a 2013 Pure Plus Coupe in black. It has the silver 6 spoke 19" wheels. The car has dark grey accents all ...

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    Silver Wheels or dark grey Wheels

    I recently purchased a 2013 Pure Plus Coupe in black. It has the silver 6 spoke 19" wheels. The car has dark grey accents all over and I felt the wheels just looked a bit too bright. In the past I have had great success painting my rims with the Duplicolor rim paint. It sounds sketchy I know, but I have now successfully painted 2 different Saab's and 1 Carrera 4S. I live in Colorado with lots of rocks, snow, and chemicals and this paint has held up as well as the factory paint for many years and miles so it is a very good product when applied correctly.

    So I bit the bullet and repainted them.

    I think this color is perfect for this trim. It perfectly matches all the other parts with that dark grey (gunmetal) kind of look. Took about 5 hours and cost about $45 US

    Here is my before and after pix.
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    That looks awesome. I am planning on doing this as well, very soon. I have the black with metallic paint 2013 Prestige 5 door. Currently chrome rims, but really want the gun metal. This now solidifies my decision.

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    Looks very nice. The gunmetal color still allows the rims to contrast the body, only less bright. What about curb rash on the rims? Wouldn't a scrape reveal the silver color underneath and make the scrape standout. How about black lug nuts (black not painted?) Rather than lighter contrast occurring with silver ones the black lug nuts would have the same subtle contrast with the gunmetal rims as the body color. I am a fan of this basic spoke rim design and I have it on my Evoque. It looks very functional and at the same time aggressive. The new premium rim designs for 2015 are terrible. Like a poor aftermarket wheel choice, boring, like an over designed hubcap and not working with the Evoque's body lines.

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    duplicator has a new paint for chrome that turns them into shadow chrome which is super cool. I'd be interested to see if anyone has tried that.

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    yes, if I get a good curb rash it will be silver underneath. I haven't ran into that problem in the past but I suppose I could touch it up quite easily with this product too. I thought about the lugs as well but didn't have them and didn't want to paint over the chrome as I didn't know how that would come out.

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