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Old 14-11-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Small Black Car - What Colour Wheels?

I'm [finally] going to get the wheels on my A200 C169 refurbished (actually it's a swap, but I got a choice of colours).

The wheels are 18" AMG type III. I've already painted the calipers red this summer.

So far I'm inclined to go high gloss anthracite, here's a mockup (front wheel obviously, the rear one - as it is now):



The centre caps will be the black/red Edition One (the raised type), with bolts either painted black (grey?) or covered with gloss anthracite tops.

The other wheels' colour choices are:
  • gloss black, but with a black car (Cosmos Black 191) it will never match the car colour, so will look a bit naff;
  • matt anthracite;
  • standard silver.

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The colour that makes it go the fastest of course.
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Old 14-11-2016, 11:45 AM   #3
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High gloss anthracite as per the illustration looks good.Black would effectively "lose" the wheels
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Matt anthracite would be my choice.
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High gloss anthracite as per the illustration looks good.Black would effectively "lose" the wheels
I agree.

I know some people like black-on-black, but to me it looks dated.
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High gloss anthracite as per the illustration looks good.Black would effectively "lose" the wheels
I'd second that

By the way your car looks stunning
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Agree with H and think that Silver would be the best choice.
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I'd go high gloss anthracite, as there appears to be no silver/chrome elsewhere on the car?
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Silver gives it class, black gives it "bad boy" Just my 2 penneth of course.
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Not a fan of the anthracite, they seem to get lost. Is there an option for gunmetal?
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I'd go high gloss anthracite, as there appears to be no silver/chrome elsewhere on the car?
That's precisely why I feel the silver wheels are just "too loud" for this car.
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