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Old 03-08-2018, 02:04 PM
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Question- those look darker than White Gold. Do you have a side by side vs white gold??
Also- can you post close up pictures of your wheels. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:06 PM
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They look fabulous well done guys for being daring !!
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by JanisK View Post
Hi All, very interesting thread!

We just finished working on this jet black beast - full invisible wrap in Xpel Ultimate PPF + coatings on every surface. Wheels were painted satin white gold by Porsche Reading, despite our recommendations to paint them gloss Once the car arrived it was clear they would look so much better in gloss

Interesting info here regarding spraying them and powder coating... It makes perfect sense now, because these powder coated in gloss still look satin, so good old paint it is!

Also, another thing with this finish on wheels is that they look very good in pictures - the reflections are very diffused, so you can see the shape and all the spokes very well, with gloss you loose some of that, however, in real life they just look dull in my opinion, can't beat gloss!

That's probably why this is the official finish for the wheels - so they look best in pictures






Holy **** this looks good! I'm aroused.......
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
The SHop I am dealing with is dead-set against painting vs powder coating. The durability of painting is in question
GT3 and 4 owners have reported paint chipping on their wheels. Paint would be a no go for me.
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Just ordered a swatch from "Prismatic" for the Titanium Gold. This should give me a better feel for how it would look.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:40 PM
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So I received the swatch of Titanium Gold(TG)which is a very nice Metallic. It looks a little darker than White Gold but depending on lighting it changes back and forth from a lighter to darker tone-pretty cool though.

But- here is my dilemna. As I put the swatch on top of my Satin Aluminum(SA) I all of a sudden was not as enamored as I was before. I am thinking-Satin Aluminum looks so good against black(nice contrast) will I be sick of the TG after 6 months and then regret because I will not be able to switch them back to SA??. Also, is "Gold" wheels just a fad that will play itself out quite quickly

Here is a picture of my car with SA. All thoughts welcomed

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Old 03-13-2018, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
So I received the swatch of Titanium Gold(TG)which is a very nice Metallic. It looks a little darker than White Gold but depending on lighting it changes back and forth from a lighter to darker tone-pretty cool though.

But- here is my dilemna. As I put the swatch on top of my Satin Aluminum(SA) I all of a sudden was not as enamored as I was before. I am thinking-Satin Aluminum looks so good against black(nice contrast) will I be sick of the TG after 6 months and then regret because I will not be able to switch them back to SA??. Also, is "Gold" wheels just a fad that will play itself out quite quickly

Here is a picture of my car with SA. All thoughts welcomed

didnt that already happen years ago once the Scooby WRX w/gold wheels hit the streets???
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:54 PM
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^^^ I cant think of 3 better reasons for avoiding gold anything!
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry Cable
^^^ I cant think of 3 better reasons for avoiding gold anything!
There are many kinds of gold.. that's like equating miami blue is like Mexico or voodoo or gulf.. one is hideous, the others aren't.. but you could just call them all blue.

The Porsche white gold with gloss has been around for awhile, best version I remember is 997 gt3rs. Looks amazing. I would still caution against powdercoating as the result just doesn't look like painting, but to each his own.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:14 PM
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There are many kinds of gold.. that's like equating miami blue is like Mexico or voodoo or gulf.. one is hideous, the others aren't.. but you could just call them all blue.

The Porsche white gold with gloss has been around for awhile, best version I remember is 997 gt3rs. Looks amazing. I would still caution against powdercoating as the result just doesn't look like painting, but to each his own.
touche! - I agree (ok concede) that the 7.2RS gold was "tolerable"
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
There are many kinds of gold.. that's like equating miami blue is like Mexico or voodoo or gulf.. one is hideous, the others aren't.. but you could just call them all blue.

The Porsche white gold with gloss has been around for awhile, best version I remember is 997 gt3rs. Looks amazing. I would still caution against powdercoating as the result just doesn't look like painting, but to each his own.
My Forgeline wheels are coated in Pearl Grey Gloss and the gloss level outstanding.

About 10 - 15 years ago Ford brought an F150 pickup painted in black powder coat to the SAE show in Detroit. They staged a black Mercedes next to it. The Ford's paint had a higher level of gloss.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
So I received the swatch of Titanium Gold(TG)which is a very nice Metallic. It looks a little darker than White Gold but depending on lighting it changes back and forth from a lighter to darker tone-pretty cool though.

But- here is my dilemna. As I put the swatch on top of my Satin Aluminum(SA) I all of a sudden was not as enamored as I was before. I am thinking-Satin Aluminum looks so good against black(nice contrast) will I be sick of the TG after 6 months and then regret because I will not be able to switch them back to SA??. Also, is "Gold" wheels just a fad that will play itself out quite quickly

Here is a picture of my car with SA. All thoughts welcomed

Your car looks great! Up above, I showed a few different angles with titanium gold. But with your car having the 'matte' look to it... I'm not sure if you'd want the shinier wheel? Good luck with your decisions!

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Originally Posted by 1963SWC View Post
I just received a set of bronze OZs from a fellow RLer. Very pleased as I felt the satin/white gold would conflict with the PCCBs. (Leaving other side stock/black until I can get out into sun for comparison pics.)
I do like the titanium gold with gloss clear coat on white though, even over PCCBs.



those are awesome set of wheels. !!!!
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Man, this is stunning! Has me thinking about doing this on my black Touring with some ghost black + yellow or gold stripes.
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