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Old 30 August 2012, 14:21   #1
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Fiat 750 Marron Volciano :smthumbup

Obviously the outer rim needs to be shiny but lacquering this paint just makes it go really dark brown. I might experiment with a different colour for just the rim.

It's not a perfect colour match & it's never going to be, genuine Rays/Volks are anodised or alumited or whatever you call it.



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Old 30 August 2012, 14:26   #2
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Lookin good m8

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Old 30 August 2012, 14:54   #3
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Old 30 August 2012, 15:27   #4
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Wheels look good, is that a carbon fiber vinyl wrap?
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Old 30 August 2012, 15:33   #5
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Yes mate it is.
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Close enough for government work, look good to me
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So you havent lacquered the wheels at all then?
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Old 30 August 2012, 17:21   #8
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So you havent lacquered the wheels at all then?
I was thinking that as well, not a criticism as we all have differing tastes.

I have a set of Volks CE28N's which I had refurbed and then painted in a BWM bronze with a matt finish and if I'm honest I should have gone with a gloss finish as the matt just looks dull.
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Yeah I have a set of wheels I want done in a bronze and that colour looks quite good but I would want some lacquer on there I think
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just after painting my VOLK RAYS gold bbs gk1 fucin ragin love your shade of gold...http://bbs.scoobynet.com/wheels-tyre...ck-type-r.html

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I’d like to see the 2 different BMW sepang bronze and fiat 750 Marron Volciano bronze in matt & gloss lacquer. Been looking for some time to do mine in one of these and just cant make my mind up!
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Id like to see the 2 different BMW sepang bronze and fiat 750 Marron Volciano bronze in matt & gloss lacquer. Been looking for some time to do mine in one of these and just cant make my mind up!
Here are my CE28N's in matt BWM Sepang Bronze, unless they have some direct sunlight on them they look dull unfortunately, they do look better than in the pics as they needed a clean but in retrospect a gloss finish would have been far better.

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Yep, I remember watching your thread when you were re-spraying them. Thought they looked really good before lacquer and not too bad after but for some reason they looked much darker when fitted on the car and never looked as good IMO.

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I have used the BMW A32 paint on another set of wheels but I thought it wasn't gold enough like the Rays/Volk are. BMW A32 looked darker & more gunmetal to me.

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Yes mate all trial & error. Thought I would share what I found in case anybody else was after a decent bronze.
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The way the light catches those is tidy, I do like them
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No lacquer at all mate, lacquer made them look too brown, like chocolate

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I was thinking that as well, not a criticism as we all have differing tastes.

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Id like to see the 2 different BMW sepang bronze and fiat 750 Marron Volciano bronze in matt & gloss lacquer. Been looking for some time to do mine in one of these and just cant make my mind up!
With regards to the lacquering, I was mainly trying to replicate the finish of the original Volks. If you look at the finish of the wheels in the first 3 pics, they appear matt with a polished or lacquered rim. I might try a different colour with lacquer just on the rim so they match the original finish even more.
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I have my pro drive wheels spayed that te37 bronze with a coat of laquer on them, it brightens them up a bit but still look great I will upload a pic later on and you can see for yourself
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Thanks for that - been looking at refurbing my wheels and quite like the look of the BMW A32.

Just a tip, maybe try some satin laquer. Shouldn't draken the metallic up as much as gloss will. Basecoat really needs lacquering to keep it protected.

The Fiat colour looks like a pretty good match for the Volk colour, looks great imo, but I think for me (Silver car), the darker BMW colour will be the one

Car looks great as well mate
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Look great to me, better than the BMW paint match wise, what will the paint wear like with no laquer
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Looks great to me. Do like a nice Evo
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Yes mate all trial & error. Thought I would share what I found in case anybody else was after a decent bronze.
Well I think you've got closer than anyone so far finding a good substitute for the Rota/Rays bronze.

Cracking job. Well shared info!
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is there a paint code for it for mixing system
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Fiat 750 Marron Volciano is the paint code.

I just went into my local automotive paint supplier & looked through their massive collection of swatches.
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Look great to me, better than the BMW paint match wise, what will the paint wear like with no laquer
The pictures of the 5 spoke GTR wheels were recent pics I took to sell them & were painted about a year ago with BMW A32 paint. Finish held up well with no lacquer. I think the trick is prepping the wheels properly & spraying them when it's a warm sunny day so the paint takes & dries well in between coats. I like to get at least 6 coats on each wheel, using about 4 cans total
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bump for this thread, top man you have succeeded in fixing the problem Rota have given themselves by changing their lovely matte bronze to what can only be described as grey no matter what they choose to call it.

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Good to see this thread still helping people

If anybody has used this colour paint on their wheels, post some pics up

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what do you use to detail your vinyl?

I've bought some auto finesse stuff from Trax where the guy said it has no silicone in it so using it on 'matt wrap' will enhance the colour without putting a shine on it.

Not tested it out yet though.


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