Brakes Wheels 1st Gen Tires Wheel paint opinion

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  1. mrntd

    mrntd Well-Known Member
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    I'm going to paint my (new to me) 17" wheels over the winter to be similar to my 18". But I've had a couple of people suggest I change it a little. So I thought I'd do a quick photo shop and get opinions.

    Here is the existing wheel, I get compliments on these all the time and I like the look. Just want to go to 17":
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    Version 1 close to the existing paint. Black center with a red candy rim:
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    Version 2 black center with bright solid red rim:
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    Version 3 black center with darker red, like chili red rim:
    new-v3.jpg

    Thanks
     
  2. MCS02

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    I like number 3
     
  3. whaap

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    When I see black wheels the first thought that crosses my mind is that the poor sob lost his hub caps and can't afford to replace them. But then again, I'm an old fart.
     
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    Black center with red rims. Color match the red on your mirror caps.
     
  5. Nathan

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    I've never been a fan of that Candy Red on your current wheels Nick. I'd go with a red that matches the other red details on your MINI.
     
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    Add and match red calipers and brake rotor top hats and it would look great.
     
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    Another +1 on including calipers and disc hats.
     
  9. caseydog

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    I agree that if you have other red accents on the car, they should all be the same red.

    CD
     
  10. mrntd

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    Thanks for the input. I'll try and match the paint.
     
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    I had a 911 with white and I always thought they looked awesome.
     

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