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Anthracite.

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34 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

Looking good. Anthracite for me. 

Have you done 2 on each side?

Yeah, silver one side, anthracite the other. Will leave it that way for a few weeks until I decide on a permanent colour, bit odd but I can't see both sides of the car at the same time.

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37 minutes ago, swanny71 said:

Yeah, silver one side, anthracite the other. Will leave it that way for a few weeks until I decide on a permanent colour, bit odd but I can't see both sides of the car at the same time.

Exactly. 99% of people will never know or notice. Just keep both...

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+1 on anthracite. To my eyes it works better than the silver, picking out the matte black details, which come out near anthracite in most lights anyway. Silver looks "all on it's own" a bit.

Good idea with the spray dip test BTW. Oh, and which do you like the best? We're only looking at pictures here

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3 hours ago, swanny71 said:

Yeah, silver one side, anthracite the other. Will leave it that way for a few weeks until I decide on a permanent colour, bit odd but I can't see both sides of the car at the same time.

 

You should get my wife to have a look, she can see what I'm looking at even when she's stood behind me.

Personally I prefer the anthracite silver, but I'd go darker still, would look even meaner with satin black to pick up the back in the side scoops spoilers ect.

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Been speaking to production about forged wheels and colours.

Happy to report they will do silver and anthracite colours for me.

Not sure I want to stock more colours but that depends on interest from you guys

Tell me what you would like/ think

( Politely please ???)

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I very respectfully tell you that's unfair :P ... I bought cast wheels from you, but now the silver forged ones are available, I'm very tempted ! another temptation by the end of the year, when Cup2s would probably need to be renewed :blush: ...

 

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6 minutes ago, French Frie said:

I very respectfully tell you that's unfair :P ... I bought cast wheels from you, but now the silver forged ones are available, I'm very tempted ! another temptation by the end of the year, when Cup2s would probably need to be renewed :blush: ...

 

Sort of available. I need some interest/ commitment before placing a very expensive order?

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okay, I got it ... can't they be ordered and made on demand ? I guess the silver are rather roadster focused, so maybe not that much interest/orders :ermm: ...

 

BTW, when I replaced my OEM silver wheels, I found out how different is this Lotus Silver (they didn't want to give me a RAL code) from the more classic silver on TD wheels :o ! less metallic, a bit more darker ...

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45 minutes ago, French Frie said:

okay, I got it ... can't they be ordered and made on demand ? I guess the silver are rather roadster focused, so maybe not that much interest/orders :ermm: ...

 

BTW, when I replaced my OEM silver wheels, I found out how different is this Lotus Silver (they didn't want to give me a RAL code) from the more classic silver on TD wheels :o ! less metallic, a bit more darker ...

We use a colour called hi power silver. Faily sure the standard silver used by lotus is available.

I need to order forged wheels in a minimum of 20 full sets...so not cheap 

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Well, two months on and I've still got odd coloured wheels on the car having failed to make my mind up. I think the wheels look best in silver but anthracite wheels look best in the car - if that makes sense?

Thinking somewhere between the two shades or maybe a shadow chrome (like the old e39 M5 wheels).

Seems to be a split decision amongst TLF users which hasn't helped much but I appreciate your thoughts :thumbsup:

 

ps Only one person has noticed the different coloured wheels without being told so maybe I could do 50/50.......

Oh and the car is Nightfall Blue

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