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      09-16-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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Help Me Choose New Color for my RE30's

After 7 years of NYC potholes, track day curbing, and few incompetent techs who were too trigger happy with an impact gun, my RE30's are due for a refinish. Luckily wheels have not bent nor cracked but the paint and finish need some work. So what color should I go with? I was set on trying out bronze but now having 2nd thoughts. I love the color but don't think it'll look great on a silver car.

Unfortunately with Photobucket turning into crap haven't been able to dig up any original photos but this was PS request to see how they'd look in bronze. The original color is titanium gunmetal and would look like 2nd and 3rd pic.
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My vote is white RE30 on your silver Z4 that would look HOT! Keeping them clean is a different story haha since you track that is.
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My vote is white RE30 on your silver Z4 that would look HOT! Keeping them clean is a different story haha since you track that is.
white wheels sound like a nightmare maintenance wise lol
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I guess no PS experts here, so I started browsing and posted some examples I found. Might not be exactly your car, but still fun to look at.

Black:
http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8300/...5236bcb0_b.jpg

Blue: http://ag-spots-2013.o.auroraobjects...13060012_3.jpg
https://speedx07.deviantart.com/art/...aper-363195529

Red: http://www.fastcar.co.uk/cars/modified-bmw-z4/

White on a E46:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...2&d=1443636038

Bronze on a darker silver E46:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9amqWWujA...w-m3-e46-6.jpg
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I guess no PS experts here, so I started browsing and posted some examples I found. Might not be exactly your car, but still fun to look at.

Black:
http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8300/...5236bcb0_b.jpg

Blue: http://ag-spots-2013.o.auroraobjects...13060012_3.jpg
https://speedx07.deviantart.com/art/...aper-363195529

Red: http://www.fastcar.co.uk/cars/modified-bmw-z4/

White on a E46:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...2&d=1443636038

Bronze on a darker silver E46:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9amqWWujA...w-m3-e46-6.jpg
Appreciate you digging these up, thanks!
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Try something completely away from the norm but still a lovable option in the Volk wheels world.

TAKATA GREEN!!!!

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darker silver e46, but gives you an idea of what bronze on silver would look like

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+1 on Takata green! DOIT! would look
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darker silver e46, but gives you an idea of what bronze on silver would look like

ahhh my old car

i also liked takata on my e46 m3

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I have a soft spot for Takata Green, had a set of OE Takata TE's in the past, as well as some Takata Green painted CR-Kais. It's definitely a LOUD color though.

In this case, bronze would be a great look. Specifically, I'd recommend a satin bronze like VMR's Frozen Bronze. The way the satin finish reflects the light is really cool, seems to give wheels a bit more visual depth. I kind of wish they had this color when I got my V801's lol.




If you're looking for something a little more aggressive/track looking yet still relatively subtle for the street, I think a midnight blue similar to Volk's Mag Blue (not to be mixed up with "F-Zero Blue") would be a great choice on a silver coupe that sees track use.




Closest thing on silver car that I saw was mag blue CE's on a silver S2k. May give you an idea of how the color combo looks though.

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Thanks... as of last week I was leaning toward this but blue looks nice too.
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All are good suggestions so far. In my opinion, +1 on Bronze for a clean look.
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Thanks... as of last week I was leaning toward this but blue looks nice too.
OE Volk Bronze is amazing. I actually had Bronze RE30's come to think of it, but powder coated them before installing on a past car. One thing I noticed was that the face was shot-peened while the lip was machined, which helped give it a bit more dimension. After I powder-coated the faces were smooth like the lips.

I'm looking forward to see which way you end up going! IMO bronze for more of a clean/street look, mag blue for more of a modified/track look. Both would look great on your car so you really can't go wrong. Definitely post up tons of pics once they're on
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Takata green?? that is horrible and white looks goofy unless its on a white car since it doesn't stick out. VOLK style bronze all the way or at the most extreme i would say VOLK mag blue.
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Thanks... as of last week I was leaning toward this but blue looks nice too.
I really like the bronze also. I almost went with that for my new wheels, and then wimped out and picked the gunmetal. Dark blue or a dark red would be the only colors IMHO that go with the Ti Silver.

There's a silver S2000 here locally that has green wheels (a bit brighter green than yours were) for his track day set. He's indicated they were going to be his DD wheels but when he got them mounted up even he realized they were pretty hideous so they got relegated to track duty.
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The bronze is pretty cool, but I can't decide if to the casual observer they would just look like they're rusty.
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The bronze is pretty cool, but I can't decide if to the casual observer they would just look like they're rusty.
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Bronze looks great in pics of the car by itself, but sticks out when your car is sitting next to other cars. I'm a fan of the silver/gray/black wheels, and not so much the louder colors.
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After 7 years of NYC potholes, track day curbing, and few incompetent techs who were too trigger happy with an impact gun, my RE30's are due for a refinish. Luckily wheels have not bent nor cracked but the paint and finish need some work. So what color should I go with? I was set on trying out bronze but now having 2nd thoughts. I love the color but don't think it'll look great on a silver car.

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Did you ever pick a color for these?
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Did you ever pick a color for these?
I am leaning towards the bronze but all depends on some other exterior mods I'm trying to take care of first
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