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Discussion in '348/355' started by A348W, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. A348W

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    Ok, I’m not one for modding Ferrari’s and I do like the standard rims and colour...but as I’m getting my rims refurbished next year (powder coated), I’m tempted to do them in gold. Cars blue chiaro!

    what do people think? Too much? (I know it’s subjective)!)


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  3. chopsui

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    I've seen pictures of the 348 wheel in gold, and IMO it just doesn't work. Perhaps some aftermarket wheels? I agree blue and gold look nice together in theory.
     
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  4. J. Salmon

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    Gold, no. Bronze, yes.
     
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    If you are going with aftermarket wheels, yes, gold will look great
    If you plan on making the STOCK rims on a 348 gold... dont.
     
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    #5 Ferrarium, Dec 16, 2019
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    Dark bronze works sort of like this. I think dark grey works too. I think.
     

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    Exactly this.
     
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    Gold rims!
     
  10. A348W

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    Cheers! I think you are correct, not on stock 348 rims.

    Maybe a light smoked silver if they do a powder coat colour!
     
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    It will look like a Subaru!! :eek: ;)
     
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    Big fan of the above. I've got these wheels on order for my Silverstone Verde 355.
     
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    348 stock rims don't look very good in any color other than silver.

    The challenge wheels look good in many colors.

    Thin spoked wheels look great in bronze like the scud or pista above.

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  19. A348W

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    yup agree, and off course those classic BBS rims!

    need to play with photoshop before spending any money!
     
  20. Ferrarium

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    #17 Ferrarium, Dec 17, 2019
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    My favorite 348 rims were the 18" version that were a bit dished that guy in Japan made. And they were in gold but it was like a translucent gold it worked ok, check that type of gold shade out, (cant find the link lost my bookmarks) the wheels themselves were incredible in my eyes, you can get a sense of the OEM style wheel in translucent gold also. Just a suggestion for a different gold shade to view for reference.
     
  21. ShineKen

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    The shade of gold matters.
     
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    I highly doubt youll get a nice shade of gold from a powder coat. Paint would be best. Advan wheels makes some of the best gold colors.
     
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  24. Ferrarium

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    Prismatic has to tons of shades you'd be suprised what you can get done in powedrcoat these days, good shops will do color over base coats like paint shops.

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    Yes, I’d be very surprised if they have a nice gold. I used prismatic for a set of matte black wheels. They were ok. Not as good as my painted matte black wheels.
     
  26. Ferrarium

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    I think you would be surprised yes. I love painted wheels, paint can be nicer, I think that may be true but it depends what your after. I can't say paint is ALWAYS nicer. For black there is also a bizillion tones btw there is no one black. If someone does not like their black perhaps it was the wrong black. One cant show up ans say powercoat them black they will sue whatever they use on truck bumbers or what ever they have. For silver I think I do like paint through,

    For example, these are nice finishes not my color tone but the finish is very nice with the translucent.
    https://www.fusionfinishwheels.com/hi-polish-brushed-color-clear-candy

    Lots of choices...
    https://www.prismaticpowders.com/shop/powder-coating-colors?color=pris_bronze,pris_gold
     
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  27. A348W

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    I want rims in Super Rootbeer, just so I can say “I have rims in Super Rootbeer”!!!!!
     
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