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  • Newbie needs advice on painting wheels

    Hi guys, I'm a newbie who traded in my Polo GTi for a nice Arden VXR.

    I'm loving th ecar to bits, feels so much quicker and pulls so much more than my GTi did.
    Loving the recaros as well.

    The only thing I hate about it is the wheels that the previous owner decided to put on it. Well, it's not so much the design, but the finish of the rims.

    I'd like to get them painted to black.
    Initially I wanted to powdercoat them as that'll be more durable, but after emailing a couple of companies they said it may be difficult due to the finish of the rim (polished lip) and they are also unable to powdercoat the centre caps which I want done.

    So now I want to wet paint them, can anyone recommend a reputable wet paint specialist who can do it for me in London/Essex area.

    Also could someone tell me the difference between satin/matt/flat/gloss finish and which one would be the better finish and easiest to maintain.
    I quite like the black wheels on the Arctic, not sure what sort of black they are though.

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    Hi and welcome to the site..............
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    • #3
      Artics wheels are glos black. so a nice finish looks real good when clean and when they get dirty just look like matt black.

      Personally i would go for Gloss Black

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      • #4
        Originally posted by s4rpf View Post
        Artics wheels are glos black. so a nice finish looks real good when clean and when they get dirty just look like matt black.

        Personally i would go for Gloss Black

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        • #5
          welcome here

          some pics for you

          http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=44791

          sorry but no idea who can spray them for you
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          • #6
            gloss black arctic wheels FTW! especially on an arden mate.
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