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      03-18-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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star twist 230 alloys would black finish suit these ?

Had them done only last year (mate of a mate) & not that happy with them so it's a bit awkward to take them back.

Thinking of gloss or matt black stove enammelled finish & can get done for 35 each & the place is very highly rated. Will consider buying new black alloys but I have just ordered some spacers so if I change my alloys now they might not fit. One step forward one step back..........

Basically I'm moving to the meaner looking black look. Grill is being sprayed with some cans ( dead easy to be honest)

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      03-18-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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With your black car? Absolutely no way. Far too much black and IMHO it don't look good in the slightest. Just my opinion tho
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      03-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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I'm askin cos I dont always trust my judgements

I thought this car looked good ( different wheels but quite stealthy)

see top pic http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282074
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Don't think black wheels look good on most colours of car.

The best thing about the 230s is the light striking off the contours. It will not happen with black.

When finished well they are a very nice wheel.
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230's look asweome in silver. Can only imagine they don't look very good in black.
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Had a similar thought a while back....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278252
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      03-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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I had mine powder coated in like a gunmetal grey and the look spot on my car but my car is space grey.
The grey still shows off the contours and i was going to go black 1st but thought it woulf be too much.
Gunmetal grey/graphite would also look nice on black me thinks.
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See I am thinking about going with black alloys, on my m-sport, which has the 19's in silver currently (not sure what number these alloys are)....

Part of me thinks it would look really good.
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I just think you lose detail and lines on a totally black car/wheels. Just looks like a black blob. No offence to anyone that likes/has this but it's deffo not for me.
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i have the 230's and black would not suit them at all in my opinion. The sparkling silver/alloy is what makes them so nice, making them black will dull them and they will look a bit "boy racer-ish"

But each to their own, its your car and your statement!

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