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    What color should I paint my wheels?

    I may have finally found a set of BBS RZ378s, and now the seller is asking what color I want them painted after refinishing. I've seen subtle differences in BBS weaves - wondering if anyone has information on the factory color options for wheels.

    The standard matte silver is the obvious choice, but a few shades darker silver may look good on my red car - somewhere between the Polaris silver and Nogaro. Thoughts?
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    Black center, polished lip.
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      #3
      The usual finish looks fine on red cars imo









      Not that Nogaro looks bad.


      Originally posted by ELVA164 View Post
      Black center, polished lip.
      Please no.
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        #4
        Originally posted by varg View Post

        Please no.
        You seem very sure, why is this?
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          #5
          ^ because what is the point of a weave pattern if it's just going to be black...

          I'd go with nogaro to be a bit different but a shade lighter will be a more universally liked setup


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            #6
            Originally posted by Das Delfin View Post
            ^ because what is the point of a weave pattern if it's just going to be black...

            I'd go with nogaro to be a bit different but a shade lighter will be a more universally liked setup
            Fair point. Maybe more suited to "simpler" wheel designs. It does make all the weaves silver, though.
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              #7
              Originally posted by ELVA164 View Post
              You seem very sure, why is this?
              It rarely looks good on any wheel, and on these it would obliterate the detail of the weave pattern and draw the eye to the rim.
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                #8
                I vote for Nogaro Silver
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by stonea View Post
                  I vote for Nogaro Silver
                  My vote too, mostly because I am having my BBS RS's weaves painted Nogaro.
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                    #10
                    I am partial to Nogaro as well. Still OEM color, but different and not as common.
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                        #12
                        plus one on the usual finish on a red car.
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                          #13
                          Is natural aluminum with a clear coat an option?
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                            #14
                            I'm leaning toward silver.

                            Tough choice though, Nogaro might look really good.
                            1991 318is Brillantrot daily driver (slow restoration)

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                              #15
                              Here's RZ378s (in the usual color) on a red E30:

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