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I had to refinish my pegs since they had a bad refinish job on them from the last owner so i went with the paint color 932 anthracite/titanium on the two front rims. The right rear rim is the original factory Bright Silver color, paint code 936. The driver side rear is a dupli-color graphite rim paint, available at most auto parts stores. <p>i'm probably going to go with the titanium on all fours, but opinions are welcome. i'm still trying to find a flat clear for the fronts. <p> <IMG SRC="http://images16.fotki.com/v3/filejBtB/c2e03/9/956967/3849747/pegs004Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://images15.fotki.com/v337/filecrsK/c2e03/9/956967/3849747/pegs009Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>more pics at my fotki. <A HREF="http://public.fotki.com/vsantos20/pegs/" TARGET="_blank">http://public.fotki.com/vsantos20/pegs/</A>
 

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Re: 18" Pegs in three different colors. for comparison. (SHIFT_S60R)

Looks like a good decision. The anthracite still looks bright enough to me... The other darker ones are just too dark. Besides, if you like the darker look, just wait, they'll be covered with brake dust in no time!
 

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Hmmm ya know I thought I woulda been a fan of the titanium ones but I gotta say the stock silver color is really the better of the two IMO. Maybe with all four titanium pegs on there it'll look better but right now I think silver is the best.
 

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I should probably clarify my post-- It sounded like he wanted a darker rim... I think I like the anthracite better than the other options b/c it's the brightest.<p>I agree with Tekk that the factory silver looks the best on that car.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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at first i really liked that stock bright silver color. the reason why i'm shying away from it is that i don't believe that finish is recreatable with the cans of paint volvo sells. the silver finish just looks so clean i don't know if i can pull that paint job off. <p>with the titanium being somewhat flat, it will accept more flaws and not be noticeable.
 

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Re: (SHIFT_S60R)

From a color standpoint, the silver should be the easiest to paint... If the anthracite truly is a flat paint, then I can see where you're coming from. The flat paint isn't going to show as much difference in gloss as a silver with clearcoat....<p>I wouldn't be too afraid of the silver though. With a little patience, good preparation and the right weather, you should have no problem getting an excellent finish.<p>
 

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you guys have me contemplating the silver. i'm gonna get a paint shop to mix me a little bit of the silver to try out on some 350z rims i have laying around.
 

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Re: (SHIFT_S60R)

Go for the stock silver (it compliments the color much better IMO) The other colors look like a stock silver peg that is just plain dirty. Again this is just my opinion. The only one that counts is yours on your car! I had a darker silver wheel on my silver 04R and they just looked dirty. I went to the same color silver as the stock / with the Volutuions from IPD. Take care bud! Rick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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The Peg Silver is NOT reproducable in cans.<br>The Titanium is <B>NOT flat paint</B>, it requires <B>flat CLEAR</B> to match the correct factory finish<br>(Believe me I know, I've painted several, the first couple were disasters)
 

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Re: (JRL)

When I had the stock pegs in silver the dealer scratched 2 of them. I had my local body shop do the refinishing. They had a computer controlled paint callibrator. It looked like a C-clamp with both ends having little clear window on them. They clamped it to the wheel and plugged it into a laptop cpu. 1 minute later the coding came back for the mixtures to be used. The next day the painting was done and they were a <B>perfect match</B>. One wheel on each side was done (so I could compare stock to the refinished) Just make sure you take it to a shop that has such a tool for paint callibration. Rick
 

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I agree that the factory finish isn't going to be reproducable in cans. It sounds like he's going to a paint shop to get the color matched, so I was kind of assuming he had a nice gun...<p>Either way, he's already going to have to paint 3 wheels, so if he wants to go with factory (or another) bright silver, he can just do all 4 to make sure it's an exact match (although I don't know that that's absolutely necessary.)<p>Some wet sanding and clearcoat should be done after paint application...
 

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i think the consensus from you all and from my friends is that the bright silver looks best on the silver car. the other comment i have recieved is that everything but the light silver looks dirty. <p>i'll give shooting the bright silver a shot. whatever color i go with it's gonna go on all 4 so that they all match. thanks guys for the comments.
 
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