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    I'm contemplating getting the wheels on my 205 sandblasted and powder coated.
    I could go silver (original) see pic 1
    Or having a look at a couple of Photoshop mock ups:

    Black/ anthracite? (pic 2)

    Or white? (pic 3)

    Kinda leaning toward the white. Looks a bit like the 205 T16 homollogation.

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    Now, is this completely distasteful to change the wheel colour on such a classic (IMHO)?
    Anyone else powdercoated their rims? Are they still looking good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pug_nic View Post
    I'm contemplating getting the wheels on my 205 sandblasted and powder coated.
    I could go silver (original) see pic 1
    Or having a look at a couple of Photoshop mock ups:

    Black/ anthracite? (pic 2)

    Or white? (pic 3)

    Kinda leaning toward the white. Looks a bit like the 205 T16 homollogation.

    Now, is this completely distasteful to change the wheel colour on such a classic (IMHO)?
    Anyone else powdercoated their rims? Are they still looking good?

    Nic
    Hold off and get some 15's for it if its in your budget. By the time you get your pepperpots done, you could've potentially bought 1/2 a set of 15' speedlines.

    I went the Mi16 15 option for fun. They look brand new powdercoated...

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    I'd go the silver!
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    I would go the white, but agree with pug-life - get a set of 15s if you can...

    I love this game though! Can I play too? How about a set of superlites!?











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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pug_nic View Post
    Now, is this completely distasteful to change the wheel colour on such a classic (IMHO)?
    Anyone else powdercoated their rims? Are they still looking good?

    Nic
    Of course it's distasteful, but it looks great

    There are all kinds of opinions about what you should and shouldn't do to these cars. Your's looks like a nice S1, if it was a nice S3 though and you modified it you might be in more trouble

    Oops... That's just what I did...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cav91 View Post
    I'd go the silver!
    Agree.
    The black looks shocking.

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    If you go powdercoating you will lose the machined bare aluminium centre. That's the reason I would go white. Powdercoating is long lasting and quite tough. Don't kerb it though as it will chip perhaps easier than paint as the coat is a bit harder but more brittle. Paint has more flex.

    I had a hard time finding a silver colour that was close to OEM silver. In the end I had to settle for a darker shade.

    Why not orange? Kinda like the XR5 Focus electric orange?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Agree.
    The black looks shocking.

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    G'day,
    I agree, or is it just a very bad pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pug_nic View Post
    Black/ anthracite? (pic 2)
    anthracite is not black. I reckon anthracite would look Ok.
    To my eye it is a very dark metallic silver...or metallic brake dust colour.

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    Agreed with the 15s if that is an option.

    On a black car I think silver is the way to go. From memory, the closest they could get to factory silver speedline colour was from a Honda - very light metallic silver. Looked as per factory once finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Don't kerb it though as it will chip perhaps easier than paint as the coat is a bit harder but more brittle. Paint has more flex.
    It doesn't matter what they're coated with if you kerb it! Gutter is harder in all cases. Have you never had too much to drink and fell over? I've painted 205 wheels before with two pack & clear. Powder coating is superior.

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    Has anyone ever fitted superlites to a 205? look heaps better than the pepperpots

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    Thanks for the input guys.
    I reckon I might go for the white powder-coating, keeping in mind the discussions on pug-life's post about the hub attachment.
    I had a bit of a closer look at my wheels today, and funny thing is, they're all speedlines, but 2 are fabrique en France, 1 from Spain, and 1 from Italy. I think the spare might also be from France.
    Only the French ones have machined (polished) centre.
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    Personally I love the 14" pepperpots - not saying speedlines look bad, but each to their own. White looks the goods with a black pug. I would go white but with an (off) white car, silver all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluery View Post
    Has anyone ever fitted superlites to a 205? look heaps better than the pepperpots
    If anyone has I'd love to see it. I love them, it's from my former life as an escort driver and there is NO other wheel for an escort IMHO!!




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