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    Got this yesterday, but have never personally been a fan of the black alloys and are doing my nut in already

    any ideas what could be done ....or what kind would suit better?




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    You could see if you can find some replacement alloys of the same size but different style/colour and reuse your tyres. That way you could recoup the cost by selling your current alloys.

    Failing that you could powder coat the current ones in a colour of your choice


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    Unfortunately there are not a lot of wheel options for the F56 and as such you end up with wheels that most other people will have or thinking about getting with can be annoying,IMHO I like the black but it’s your car and hopefully you will find a set of wheels that do what you want ,the wheels suit black because they tie in with the other black on the car and are you going to Dechrome it ?
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    I also am not a fan of black wheels that I have on my F56, I did consider the 506 cross spoke but they are not cheap, i have to agree they do tie in with the roof and mirror caps, do a dechrome and a black bonnet scoop wrap and it will all come together


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    It's maybe not what you want to hear but the black looks great. If it's a maintenance thing then you could try a satin black finish as it's easier to keep clean (dirt tends to stand out on a gloss finish).

    Silver would also look really good although it will draw more attention to the black wheel nut covers at the centre of the wheel. Silver would certainly tie with the chrome elements on the car.

    EDIT: If you want to be really bold you could always go for a colour theme, something like Chilli Red on the wheels might look really sharp if you also tie it in with Chilli Red Mirror caps.

    William did this with one of his previous cars. I've nabbed one of William's old photos of his GP2 from his build thread to give you a rough idea how it would look on a grey car. Here's the link to his thread should you wish to peruse... http://newminiscotland.co.uk/forums/...William%27s+gp

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    My coupe came with black alloys and there was no way I was having black alloys over the winter. So I had a set of rotas powder coated satin grey. They do still show diets but not nearly as bad as black. I dont like how small black alloys look

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    I really like the black wheels, silver wheels look a touch boring IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by M600-RKJ View Post
    My coupe came with black alloys and there was no way I was having black alloys over the winter. So I had a set of rotas powder coated satin grey. They do still show diets but not nearly as bad as black. I dont like how small black alloys look

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    is there a bigger pic of how they look on your car?
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    Protected with gtechnic C5 so incredibly easy to clean

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