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Post by Barbs on Tue 12 Apr 2016 - 16:14

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Post by LukeC on Tue 12 Apr 2016 - 16:49

Look good!

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Post by DarrenJ on Tue 12 Apr 2016 - 16:57

Are they brand new or just had originals refurbished as they look good
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Post by Barbs on Tue 12 Apr 2016 - 17:33

They are the originals spray painted. The car is back in the morning so they can clean the tyres up. Can't wait for the sun to come out.

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Post by DarrenJ on Tue 12 Apr 2016 - 17:42

Having two new front tyres fitted tomorrow. Rears have already been changed due to combination of a nail in one and pothole damage on the other side. Neither were repairable but they were getting near the limit to be changed anyway.
Will look at getting my wheels done next as they look very bad compared to yours
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Post by knebby on Thu 14 Apr 2016 - 6:47

Nice Barbs. They make such a difference.
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Post by Barbs on Thu 14 Apr 2016 - 7:05

Thanks Knebby I was a bit worried but in bright sunshine they look even better.

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Post by Dr@gon on Fri 15 Apr 2016 - 9:17

wheels look good Smile
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Post by Araf on Fri 15 Apr 2016 - 9:30

Very good - but how long before you scratch them?  Shocked

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Post by Barbs on Fri 15 Apr 2016 - 9:35

I am being careful but they will be easier to touch up.  Apparently there is a limit to the number of times the alloy can be polished if kerbed,  this seemed a good alternative.  When the sun is on them they do shine nicely.  It is meant to be nice on Sunday so it will get a good clean and polish, will add a photo then.

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Post by Barbs on Mon 18 Apr 2016 - 10:26


All polished

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Post by colin565 on Mon 18 Apr 2016 - 18:05

Wheels look real good.
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Post by Barbs on Mon 18 Apr 2016 - 19:40

Thanks for the good feedback I like them but it was a risk as I wouldn't be able to take them back to the black and silver.

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Post by knebby on Mon 18 Apr 2016 - 21:21

Chrome mirror covers next?
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Post by Barbs on Mon 18 Apr 2016 - 21:28

Nooo the garage suggested painting them to match the grills frames at the front but I am happy.

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Post by Araf on Mon 18 Apr 2016 - 23:15

@Barbs wrote:Thanks for the good feedback I like them but it was a risk as I wouldn't be able to take them back to the black and silver.

You can, but just not black/polished without a lot of work.

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Re: Meet the new wheels

Post by pittstop on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 14:19

Having got fed up with looking at all the scratches on my wheels & in the knowledge that I would like to change them in the future I've gone for a short term cosmetic change to monochrome.

Nothing near the excellent finish on Barb's wheels: I've gone for Hammerite black.

Not brilliant but better than the shame of having all my parking scrapes on view.
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Post by DarrenJ on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 14:31

looking good. 
I’ve just been researching for getting mine done. Have left it for ages but the lacquer is peeling even more, so the kerb damage looks even worse.
It’s a choice (depending on cost) between refurbing and perhaps going a dark graphite colour. Or replacing them if more cost effective. Have fairly new tyres all round so don’t want to be changing wheel size
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Post by Barbs on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 17:39

@pittstop wrote:Having got fed up with looking at all the scratches on my wheels & in the knowledge that I would like to change them in the future I've gone for a short term cosmetic change to monochrome.

Nothing near the excellent finish on Barb's wheels: I've gone for Hammerite black.

Not brilliant but better than the shame of having all my parking scrapes on view.
Looks good black. Did I really say that.... lol

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Post by Barbs on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 17:40

@DarrenJ wrote:looking good. 
I’ve just been researching for getting mine done. Have left it for ages but the lacquer is peeling even more, so the kerb damage looks even worse.
It’s a choice (depending on cost) between refurbing and perhaps going a dark graphite colour. Or replacing them if more cost effective. Have fairly new tyres all round so don’t want to be changing wheel size
Well whatever you decide we need to see them please

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Post by pittstop on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 18:36

@DarrenJ wrote:looking good. 
I’ve just been researching for getting mine done. Have left it for ages but the lacquer is peeling even more, so the kerb damage looks even worse.
It’s a choice (depending on cost) between refurbing and perhaps going a dark graphite colour. Or replacing them if more cost effective. Have fairly new tyres all round so don’t want to be changing wheel size
The reason I am thinking of changing wheels; once my tyres are worn out; is to reduce the wheel diameter & increase the tyre section as the potholes round here combined with low profile tyres on my GT Line's 17 inch wheels are a nightmare. At least the brushed Hammerite looks better than multiple scrapes.

While I was at it I also retouched the front matt black; not hammerite; areas as stone chips had taken their toll over the winter.


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Post by Dr@gon on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 19:31

mine need a clean Smile

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Post by DarrenJ on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 19:56

you have the Wolfrace Assassin wheels. I’d come across those as they are similar to the originals, but just a little different and must say think look good on the Wind. Are they still 17 inch?
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Post by Dr@gon on Thu 22 Mar 2018 - 21:18

ya they are with  215/40 tires
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Post by ElNumbre on Sun 25 Mar 2018 - 17:59

I'm still looking at the Captur alloys, wonder how easy this mod might be.
  

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Post by Bunyip on Sun 25 Mar 2018 - 18:27

Anybody tried 19” on a Wind ?
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Post by Dr@gon on Sun 25 Mar 2018 - 21:15

I had to modify the inner wheel arches on the front to take the wider tires. think 19" might look a bit weird on a small car Smile
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Post by pittstop on Mon 2 Apr 2018 - 10:32

@Dr@gon wrote:I had to modify the inner wheel arches on the front to take the wider tires. think 19" might look a bit weird on a small car Smile

Was it only on full lock you had a problem or was there a problem with diameter as well as width?

How much work was needed on wheel arches?
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Post by Dr@gon on Tue 3 Apr 2018 - 20:54

only full lock going backwards lol it rubs on the slats for intercooler.
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Post by pittstop on Tue 3 Apr 2018 - 23:04

@Dr@gon wrote:only full lock going backwards lol it rubs on the slats for intercooler.

Good news from my point of view as I don't have a turbo!!!!
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