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Old 08-20-2019, 10:57 PM   #29
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Bronze is actually a great look. I don't know if it goes with silver, but I'm thinking if we do rims for the wife's black Q5 then maybe we will go with bronze
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I don't know much about powder coating. Most powder coating I have seen is a unsmooth finish or a wrinkle finish. Yours is so glossy. Was it clear coated over the powder coating with regular paint, or is that another clear layer of powder coating, or do they polish the finish to get it shinny?
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I don't know much about powder coating. Most powder coating I have seen is a unsmooth finish or a wrinkle finish. Yours is so glossy. Was it clear coated over the powder coating with regular paint, or is that another clear layer of powder coating, or do they polish the finish to get it shinny?
Yes, this particular metallic color requires a clear coat on top as per my powder coating guy and the manufacturer (Prismatic Powders) for some reason.

I originally thought it would look too glossy since I wanted a satin/matte finish, but I actually love it now after seeing it finished. It's also very easy to clean as result of the (glossy) clear coat.
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Bronze is actually a great look. I don't know if it goes with silver, but I'm thinking if we do rims for the wife's black Q5 then maybe we will go with bronze
I actually did a lot of image searching for wheel colors on silver cars.

Silver on silver can be a tough match and everyone's doing black wheels now. I've seen gold too but thought it was too bright/flashy. I saw bronze and loved the photos, especially since it's a subtle compromise between black and gold.
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Yeah they came out great and the color works with silver.
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Finally got a decent pic of them on. It's a very dark bronze. I love it!
On snap! Those look great!
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Silver on silver can be a tough match and everyone's doing black wheels now. I've seen gold too but thought it was too bright/flashy. I saw bronze and loved the photos, especially since it's a subtle compromise between black and gold.
If silver is a tough match; and black is played out. Another good alternative is a gun metal (a dar/deep gray) finish.

Sure, the wheel might look "dirty" all of the time, but the contrast should give enough difference to look good.

Oh, and yes, some powder coats do require a (powder) clearcoat topper coat. The clear coat should be as tough as the color. Look at it this way, it is one more layer to protect the color.


Are you going to apply a wax or sealant of some kind to them to help them stay clean or at least making them easier to clean, i.e. just be able to wipe them with a rag vs. using wheel cleaner?
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If silver is a tough match; and black is played out. Another good alternative is a gun metal (a dar/deep gray) finish.

Sure, the wheel might look "dirty" all of the time, but the contrast should give enough difference to look good.

Oh, and yes, some powder coats do require a (powder) clearcoat topper coat. The clear coat should be as tough as the color. Look at it this way, it is one more layer to protect the color.


Are you going to apply a wax or sealant of some kind to them to help them stay clean or at least making them easier to clean, i.e. just be able to wipe them with a rag vs. using wheel cleaner?
True. The glossy gunmetal finish that the PP wheels come in makes them look dirty all the time on a silver car since it's just a shade darker. I thought about a matte gunmetal too, but I've had those on previous cars. Just wanted to do something different.

I'll be doing a Sio2 type wheel coating soon. That should help with cleaning and brake dust.
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Finally got a decent pic of them on. It's a very dark bronze. I love it! @xenarc @Dirty Harry @Jonboy73

LOOKS GREAT!!!
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