Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

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Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by Julies » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:29 pm

My wheels were in need of a referb due to minor curbing and Lacquer starting to corrode, I have thought long and hard and decided on a colour change to gloss Black, picked the car up today and I am very happy with the result, may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it does look different, tomorrow I shall apply a couple of coats of Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour and a fresh coat of paint to the rear brake callipers. I’ll post some more pics as and when..



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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by steviegtr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:44 pm

& who said the Aston martin looks better. Nah. Lovely
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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by JurassicF » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 pm

What paint are you using in the rear calipers?
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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by jgaxkr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:04 am

That looks fantastic! I love the look. Would you mind posting a close up photo?

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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by dbv6s » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:56 am

Big improvement, wheels look great

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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by Tel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:02 pm

You'll Kick yourself in a year or two...I had black powder coat. They look nice for a while.

Even a fastidious detailer like myself could't stop the things from scratching. YMMV

Silk, not gloss is my choice same as OEM.
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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by NAC63 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:35 pm

Looks good but I agree with Tel silk finish is best . All you need now is chrome delete to finish it off.

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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:11 pm

Wheels look great but I agree with satin vs gloss
Looks great for a week unless you plan to clean them after each drive
Have satin black oem on my Evoque and never need to clean beyond a hose down

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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by Julies » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Had the rear wheels off today so we could get at the rear brake callipers for a coat of Brembo Red from BCS Automotive I filed & sanded the front faces to get rid of the casting marks then applied 2 coats of paint, at the same time the wheels were sealed with Gtechniq C5. I can understand the concerns from others regarding scratches with gloss Black however I had owned an Audi Q5 with 21” gloss Black wheels, they were sealed from new Gtechniq C5, when I sold the vehicle after 3 years and the wheels were still perfect, I have seen Carbon blade wheels painted in Satin Black and I much prefer the gloss Black finish.
Here’s some pics of the calliper referb.








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Re: Carbon Blade Wheel Referb

Post by Chrissyg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 pm

They look brilliant, great choice of colour! And the brake callipers are absolutely spot on. Lovely.
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