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I've got an auto sleeper in l90d and maroon stripes. My wheels look shabby and need a refurb. It crossed my mind to match the wheels to the stripe. What do you think, never seen it done but that could be because it will look rubbish. There's a good chance that I'm going to sell I'm going to miss the summer camping. They're penta in style so maroon, white or standard silver-what do you reckon?
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Silver.

especially if you are selling it.
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We galvanised and then powdercoated our wheels with RAL 9006 White Aluminium. It's not really intended as a decorative finish since it is based on aluminium particles in a binder, and so the tolerance of the final appearance cannot be controlled tightly enough to allow proper colour matching, but it's got a bit more life than a flat grey and it's a little bit more understated than any of the silver metallics.

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Are they standard wheels or alloys?
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Alloys with plastic centres - Stilautos - bought them from a member on here. 15" similar in style to the ones in the link!

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/attach ... 1132447806
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Hopefully they have the correct 5 x 112 bolt holes and not four like the ones pictured. :-)
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clift_d wrote:We galvanised and then powdercoated our wheels with RAL 9006 White Aluminium. It's not really intended as a decorative finish since it is based on aluminium particles in a binder, and so the tolerance of the final appearance cannot be controlled tightly enough to allow proper colour matching, but it's got a bit more life than a flat grey and it's a little bit more understated than any of the silver metallics.

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Silver
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clift_d wrote:We galvanised and then powdercoated our wheels with RAL 9006 White Aluminium. It's not really intended as a decorative finish since it is based on aluminium particles in a binder, and so the tolerance of the final appearance cannot be controlled tightly enough to allow proper colour matching, but it's got a bit more life than a flat grey and it's a little bit more understated than any of the silver metallics.

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clift_d wrote:Hopefully they have the correct 5 x 112 bolt holes and not four like the ones pictured. :-)

Managed to get two bolts on -that'll do
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Sir Brixalot wrote:Alloys with plastic centres - Stilautos - bought them from a member on here. 15" similar in style to the ones in the link!

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/attach ... 1132447806

They're not much different to my Sir Brix:

ImageUntitled by Justin C, on Flickr

If it were me, i'd go black centre with a silver/polished lip on a white bus:

ImageWheel 1 by Justin C, on Flickr
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Like that. Is it sprayed or powder coated
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Sir Brixalot wrote:Like that. Is it sprayed or powder coated

They’re sprayed mate - Can’t remember what colour now, but also decided to go with a painted lip in silver instead of polished.

That picture is 3 years after i got them refurbed - I use Sonax wheel sealant which stops the brake dust eating into the paint.
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