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      07-05-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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Any idea on colour of wheels?

Done by a previous owner. Got some kerb rash which I want to touch up. Any advice?

The colour of the car is S34 Azurite Metallic.

The wheels themselves look similar. Definitely a hint of blue in there.
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EDIT: sorry I misread the post, I thought you were asking for a recommendation for a new colour to change to. Can't help sorry!
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Tbf touching them in with the same colour will still stand out (as even the same paint code by a different source will be a slightly different shade), so I'd personally refurb them all in whatever finish you like.
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Tbf touching them in with the same colour will still stand out (as even the same paint code by a different source will be a slightly different shade), so I'd personally refurb them all in whatever finish you like.
I was thinking the same thing. I might just do that then. I want to keep the look similar so what colours are good?
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I was thinking the same thing. I might just do that then. I want to keep the look similar so what colours are good?
I reckon you could keep it dark but black on black on black just loses detail in my opinion...

I would go for Shadow Chrome or Gunmetal if it were me!!
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I was thinking the same thing. I might just do that then. I want to keep the look similar so what colours are good?
I reckon you could keep it dark but black on black on black just loses detail in my opinion...

I would go for Shadow Chrome or Gunmetal if it were me!!
Any examples mate? Is shadow chrome the colour of the rear diffuser? If so not a bad choice I reckon.
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I like these ones. Dark Gunmetal. Still brings out a decent contrast as it's not too dark. Any idea on paint code?


http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976914
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Those wheels look shadow chrome to me, they’re very alike to mine and that’s what I had them done as when I put the summers back on.
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100% agree about black on black.

If it was me I'd get them done in BMW Ferric Grey (paint code is A80, I think).
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Any examples mate? Is shadow chrome the colour of the rear diffuser? If so not a bad choice I reckon.
I'd say the rear diffuser was closer to gunmetal, there is a link above that shows gunmetal wheels on a black car.

EDIT: lol, just realised you posted the link....doh
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I was thinking the same thing. I might just do that then. I want to keep the look similar so what colours are good?
As above tbh, I'm not a fan of black wheels on black cars so more an anthracite or gun metal would be the darkest I'd go.
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And if you're thinking Valencia Orange against Azurite black.....too late

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