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    God those bolts turned out mint.

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    Thinking of going gold bolts, but not like full chrome gold, maybe something more subtle. What are my options? Wheels are welded together so I guess they don't have to be anything special, just for looks mainly.

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    i had my style 5 bolts "cad plated" i think it was. cost around $120ish from memory, and they turned out pretty good. still holding up well




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    Cad plating would be a good option....I was going to suggest that.

    Depending on the bolt size and whats available on the aftermarket side of things, the shades of gold vary quite a bit. The ones I bought to do my 16in BBS are a very strong yellowy gold, but the ones I've just used in my ACS are quite a bit more on the dull side.....like a chrome with a slight tinge of gold in it....so shop around.

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    Hmm a bit too yellow for my taste, I was thinking more of a dull gold, but not too shiny either. Might be safer just to stick to the cap-head bolts that came with the wheels since they're all in good nick.

    Any pics of the bolts on your ACS, Beware?

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    speaking of wheel bolts.
    Picking up some SSR Varden Sports this weekend. (test sturgeys memory...)
    There is 6-8 bolts missing, this doesnt worry me too much, but if I can get them cheap somewhere without buying a whole new set that would be sick.
    Anyone have any ideas? i did a quick google search and ebay search so far without much luck
    Sarcasm is easily calculated on vortex dude. Take 4 parts GLI lip and divide by BBS RS. If you are left with a remainder, subtract it from omgmoarlow. Profit.

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    They actually look a little brighter in this photo, but it's the only one I've got for now. I'm not sure how that pic will look on your monitor, but on mine the bolts on the left side look a bit duller than the right side and that's more so how they look in the flesh.

    I can try and get a better one, and a comparison one with my BBS to see how much more gold they are?

    I've been dragging my arse with getting these on the car, but moving house will do that....hopefully in the next few weeks they'll be on!!


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    Ooh I like that, that's the sort of colour I'd be after. Where'd you get those from?

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    Unfortunately I don't know where they came from as they came with the wheels when I bought them in pieces. They could very well just be older and faded, but they're in really good nick otherwise so I doubt it. I did buy 5 spares from Felgenfuchs as 2 were rooted and couldn't be used. The colour is close, but it's a tiny bit brighter, like somewhere between the really yellowy ones I have and those on the ACS. Thankfully in amongst 34 other bolts, you can't tell.....but it was more the shape of the head I needed to match, and the colour just happened to be close which was good.

    With heaps of companies making and selling gold bolts, it's really just a lottery of how bright or dull they'll be....sorry I can't be of more help, but they are out there!

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    I wish I could just go to a shop and buy some. I mean, the wheels are welded so I don't need anything rated. Nut and bolt shops only have regular hardware bolts or cap screws, though. Buying online will be a bit of a gamble as to what the colour will be.

    Anyone have any websites?

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    I've used Felgenfuchs as above. Check pictures of my last set of RS for gold bolts
    Sarcasm is easily calculated on vortex dude. Take 4 parts GLI lip and divide by BBS RS. If you are left with a remainder, subtract it from omgmoarlow. Profit.

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    Hmm looks like that site only sells chrome gold, too bling blang for me.

    Meanwhile, sanding sucks...


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    Quote Originally Posted by anth View Post
    Hmm looks like that site only sells chrome gold, too bling blang for me.

    Meanwhile, sanding sucks...

    I need to that to mine, looks pretty good.


    I am really broke with far too many ideas.

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    Better than sanding lips, at least it's all flat. Pretty sure I've still got some sanding marks visible even after going up to 2000 (pic was taken at about 600), but I'm just gonna polish and be done with it, won't be able to tell from standing distance.

    Anyone know of a nice silver paint (rattle can), after something nice and bright alloy colour, but no fake chrome shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anth View Post
    Better than sanding lips, at least it's all flat. Pretty sure I've still got some sanding marks visible even after going up to 2000 (pic was taken at about 600), but I'm just gonna polish and be done with it, won't be able to tell from standing distance.

    Anyone know of a nice silver paint (rattle can), after something nice and bright alloy colour, but no fake chrome shit.
    VHT, best shit out of a can....


    My ccw centres are vht alloy.
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    Lucky they didn't come into your house and disrespect your whole family.

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    shitty insta pic...

    Quote Originally Posted by anth View Post
    Lucky they didn't come into your house and disrespect your whole family.

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    Thanks bawce.

    Currently looking into new valve stems from Work.

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    Gave them some autosol love, just by hand with a rag. Got a decent shine out of them, but it's a dull shine (see the reflection of the tube as a guide). Usually I'd be happy with that, but next to the lips it's a huge difference. Will have to get the dremel on to them I guess.


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    maybe try a different metal polish like purple?

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    But...but I just bought that tube. #tightasslife

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    you guys make me want to buy a car that can take wider wheels so i can get bigger lips for the futuras lol!!!!!!

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    I just want my RS' to come so that I can add to this thread with something pretty.
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    Does anyone have Gotti's in Aus? I'd love a set, but don't have anything to run them on.

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    One day, Gotti's would look perfect on a super beetle.
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