Painted wheels???

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#1 Painted wheels???

Post by Robbiee » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:42 pm

Ok chaps
Trying to decide whether to have chrome/stainless steel OR painted Wires for my ‘62 OTS resto.

Car is opalescent dark green.

I’m kind of feeling that painted would be appropriate and less overstated than chrome??

Views please???
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#2 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by christopher storey » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:45 pm

I have 1 car with chrome ( signal red ) and 1 with painted ( actually powder coated ) - Opalescent Silver Blue

Of the two, I prefer the understated look of the painted ones whereas the chromes are a bit "bling"

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Post by david muir » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:03 pm

Painted every time!
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Post by H7OB » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:25 pm

I’ve just gone from to painted and much prefer, looks more period. Chrome also never seems to last these days.
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#5 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by Heuer » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:48 pm

Opalescent colours look better with chrome, solid colours better painted "Stoved Aluminum" (Metallichrome Aluminium - ICI: P0-2358) IMHO.
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#6 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by tinworm » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:30 pm

Painted - every time - they can be refurbished from time to time . With chrome you are looking at a new set of wheels .

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Post by politeperson » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:58 pm

Painted!
Chrome is a bit 80's now.
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Post by Tom W » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:17 pm

Painted, with a protective coating of grime. I don’t have time to clean and polish wheels.
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#9 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by Robbiee » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:03 pm

Thanks chaps. I think painted would be more period and be good with the dark green even though opalescent David (and significantly cheaper😂)!
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Post by chrisfell » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:30 am

Just as everyone has convinced themselves of the merits of painted wheels......

My car looks incredible when I clean the CWWs properly. After over 65,000 miles they come up like new every time. Ok not quite like new, but you have to get very close to see any marks. And when looked at with a fresh polish on the paint I am convinced CWWs are a far better option than painted.
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#11 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by cactusman » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:20 am

Mine has chrome wires that are in need of replacement so I have the same challenge....have to say I am probably going with a new set of Chrome wires....very much personal taste....
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Post by dxke38 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:07 pm

I agree with Heuer, Chrome with opalescent, painted with solid colours. My opalescent dark blue Ser 1 fhc looks great with chrome but I have tried a spare set of painted wheels and it certainly lost some of the wow factor with them.
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#13 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by poofacio » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:13 pm

Painted, painted or painted everytime!
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#14 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by Heuer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Robbiee wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:03 pm
I think painted would be more period
Err - chrome wires were available from day 1 of E-Type production. Painted wire wheels are more 1930's, 40's and 50's period. 9600 HP:
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Post by Nawang61 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:44 pm

Painted
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#16 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by chrisfell » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:30 pm

Just in case anyone needs confirmation.......
Yesterday, as we were heading back home along the village high street, I noticed a neighbour and stopped to say hi.
She described the car as “sparkling in the sunlight”, which it did. However I was much more enamoured by her heaving chest, which almost fell into my lap as she leant down to talk to me through the window. I don’t think painted wires would shave had the same effect.
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#17 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:43 pm

Doesn't sound like appropriate social distancing, Chris.
:lol:

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#18 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by chrisfell » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 am

“ Doesn't sound like appropriate social distancing, Chris.”
Indeed, highly inappropriate.

I will stop and talk to her again.
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#19 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:48 pm

Good man! It's your civic duty to do so.
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#20 Re: Painted wheels???

Post by PeterCrespin » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:53 am

chrisfell wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:30 pm
...However I was much more enamoured by her heaving chest, which almost fell into my lap as she leant down to talk to me through the window.”
Should have opened the window further - on a LWB you’d have been treated to both chests. It’s a “2+2” remember...
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