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      10-14-2012 09:18 AM #1
      I have a 79 rabbit in alpine white. I'm thinking of powder coating my current wheels ronal r10 turbo's completely white. Including lips, windows and faces, while leaving the center caps black. I'm not a huge fan of color matched wheels, but something about white on white looks clean with a low profile tire I'll be running a 165/45 on a 15x7 wheel. It'll also be something a bit different for me until I can find the right splits. Thoughts?
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      10-14-2012 09:22 AM #2
      Sounds too tasteful. You'll never get accepted into H20 or WaterFest or any of those cluster****s without outrageously clashing wheels.
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    3. 10-14-2012 09:26 AM #3
      ^lol

      White on white =

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      10-14-2012 09:27 AM #4
      pic of car?

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      10-14-2012 09:28 AM #5
      Sounds good to me.
      It's also somewhat period-correct..

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      10-14-2012 09:48 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by DKGRNVR6 View Post
      pic of car?



      Thanks that helps, I should've searched more
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      10-14-2012 10:00 AM #8
      why not ?


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      10-14-2012 10:16 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by crisvr6 View Post
      Why not
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      10-14-2012 10:19 AM #10
      yes do it!

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      10-14-2012 10:25 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by DKGRNVR6 View Post
      yes do it!
      I def will. I'll have the boys at 4 ever kustoms pc them. That looks so clean I may even forget about buying splits to concentrate on other areas of the car. Something about keeping it simple/clean on a MKI that I like.

      Now painted white center cap, leave the r10 cap as is or paint it black?
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      10-14-2012 11:49 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by panzer 2.3 View Post
      I def will. I'll have the boys at 4 ever kustoms pc them. That looks so clean I may even forget about buying splits to concentrate on other areas of the car. Something about keeping it simple/clean on a MKI that I like.

      Now painted white center cap, leave the r10 cap as is or paint it black?
      Leave the cap as is, as to break up the colors.
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    13. 10-14-2012 01:20 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Sounds too tasteful. You'll never get accepted into H20 or WaterFest or any of those cluster****s without outrageously clashing wheels.
      Not usually clashing. Complimentary. Big difference... That said, I rarely see cars that pull it off well. Fittment and wheel choice is, IMO, the key.
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      10-14-2012 01:27 PM #14
      Do it. Will be tits. I am putting white snowflakes on my white MK2 next year.

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      10-14-2012 02:11 PM #15
      Does somebody sell those old turbo style wheels new now?

      Checking tire rack, the closest thing I could find in a quick search is this:

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      10-14-2012 02:16 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by crisvr6 View Post
      why not ?

      The color isn't matched perfectly, and that's what is so hard about white on white.

      OP, I personally wouldn't do it with Turbos. If you can find another set of wheels with spokes to do it, they'd look much better. But make sure the color is 99% perfectly matched.

      Also, don't get really large wheels. One of the key things with white on white is the black of the tire contrasting. In that pic that I quoted, there's not enough tire to balance out all the white.

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      10-14-2012 02:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by panzer 2.3 View Post
      I have a 79 rabbit in alpine white. I'm thinking of powder coating my current wheels ronal r10 turbo's completely white. Including lips, windows and faces, while leaving the center caps black. I'm not a huge fan of color matched wheels, but something about white on white looks clean with a low profile tire I'll be running a 165/45 on a 15x7 wheel. It'll also be something a bit different for me until I can find the right splits. Thoughts?
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      10-14-2012 02:45 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      The color isn't matched perfectly, and that's what is so hard about white on white.

      OP, I personally wouldn't do it with Turbos. If you can find another set of wheels with spokes to do it, they'd look much better. But make sure the color is 99% perfectly matched.

      Also, don't get really large wheels. One of the key things with white on white is the black of the tire contrasting. In that pic that I quoted, there's not enough tire to balance out all the white.
      It will be on a 15x7 wheel with 165/45 rubber. I plan to get a color sample for the powdercoater, but I def feel what your saying. I don't want a alpine white car with a creme colored wheel it'll have to be the right shade or not at all
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      LOL, I thought the same with color matching my wheels, but I'm sold on it now.
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      10-14-2012 04:02 PM #19
      My 85 Jetta is Alpine white with just some 85 GTI bottlecaps. I like the white wheels on the mk1 but not a mk2.

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      10-14-2012 04:07 PM #20
      yes to white on white.




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      10-14-2012 04:09 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by panzer 2.3 View Post
      something about white on white looks clean with a low profile tire
      It won't look clean for long!
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      10-14-2012 04:13 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Does somebody sell those old turbo style wheels new now?

      Checking tire rack, the closest thing I could find in a quick search is this:

      esm makes these now


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      10-14-2012 04:32 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by crisvr6 View Post
      why not ?

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    24. 10-14-2012 05:58 PM #24
      I don't have anything to add other than the OP's car is hot!


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      10-14-2012 07:27 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by KARMANN_20V View Post
      I don't have anything to add other than the OP's car is hot!
      Thank you sir. I want to change it up over the winter with some pc work and some small bits, but I appreciate the compliment
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      10-14-2012 07:30 PM #26
      Totally missed the VR the first time I saw the pic. I was too mesmerized by the R10s...those and the R15s are my fav wheels ever.
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      10-14-2012 08:04 PM #29
      I prefer the current polished wheels.

      That said, as mentioned, a color matched white wheel (not the ronals) would look good too.
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      10-14-2012 08:11 PM #30
      I'm in favor of the white on white, but not sure I'd do it with the Ronals. I'm thinking Compomotive TH Mono in white.

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      10-14-2012 09:40 PM #31
      Just plasti-dip them white
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      Does this count?

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