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Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« on: June 15, 2020, 08:27:30 PM »
Hi guys
Has anyone had success getting their Edition 30 Pescaras refurbed to the original OEM colour?  I gather it can be hard to find a good paint colour match as BBS have not issued a paint code for them...
Also any refurb company recommendations in milton keynes area for this?
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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 10:59:25 AM »
I did this exercise a few years ago and couldn't source the original colour, so I went for Bentley grey instead. I got mine done at Paint-it UK in Essex.

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:50:01 PM »
thanks yeh it seems tricky to find the exact code but would have thought these refurb company's would have like paint cards, and be able to match pretty closely? but maybe not. A lot seem to be be going various shades of grey, or silver - silver being too bright and grey being nice but darker than OEM.   :thinking:

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 08:39:43 PM »
I found code L8Z8 then went for a shade of anthracite :happy2:

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 07:05:45 AM »
 BBS used to sell the visually identical VZ model in anthracite. Looks like a great choice for black cars

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 09:11:16 AM »
I'll have to dig out my paperwork, but believe I had mine done in what Lepsons call "Light Anthracite", see my post on this thread: https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,125961.msg1135966.html#msg1135966

The official VW Ed30 BBS part (1K0 601 025 AT QQ9) colour was called "Titan Grey". VW also released their own spare part later on for the Ed30 which was made in Poland by Ronal (1K0 601 025 CC) and was identical to the BBS made part apart from the colour, which was a lighter silver.

@Sparkie90 You are right, lots of discussion about the actual paint code and it looks like BBS never released it to VW, but you'd have thought they could have got it spot on.

@all Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe some wheel refurb companies use a paint base colour with a powder coated lacquer and some (inferior imho) use a powder coat base colour with a paint lacquer? I guess if it's the former, they may be able to colour match.

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 01:18:32 PM »
Did mine myself. smoke grey satin


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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 01:50:11 PM »
Hi,

notoriously difficult and often better to go for at least 2 (1 side) but Id recommend all 4 to be redone.

In Manchester I had a good experience with TheWheelSpecialist , but its a UK franchise so each location could be very different.
They did shadow chrome on some BMW X5 wheels and the service / finish was outstanding
The thing I liked was they had examples of most finishes available to see in the shop.

Any near to you?
https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/locations/

The one in Leicester actually has a a pick of Pescaras refurbed (probably someone on here)
https://goo.gl/maps/oBcXbhk4BwJMSiaT7

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2020, 08:09:08 PM »
I used A1 wheels in Wolverhampton who matched them to VW Titan Grey. They did say standard silver would be easier and cheaper to match but I wanted close to OEM as possible.

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2020, 06:52:18 AM »
And how did Titan Grey turn out in the end @stealthwolf ?

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2020, 08:00:40 AM »
https://imgur.com/a/k1oXIaX

I had the refurbed initially in 2010 directly then again in 2013 through DMR who also used the same company.

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2020, 03:24:18 PM »
What is your opinion of them then? Too bright? They look fairly spot on to me in that picture.

I did mine a couple of years ago but I always think I went too dark. I acquired the wheels just after a bright silver refurb and I miss the silver but not sure I miss how bright silver it was.

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2020, 05:53:18 AM »
They looked like the originals to me.

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2020, 10:06:37 AM »
Excellent, I'll likely give that colour a try soon!

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Re: Pescara Alloys Refurbishment
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2020, 12:52:21 PM »
I was in the same dilemma recently. When I bought my ED30 from Cardiff VW back in 2012 I asked for the wheels to be refurbished and they were refurbed (face only) in a colour a bit darker than the original silver. I liked the colour but it wasn't a proper job as the barrels of the wheels were rough. Recently the fronts of the wheels started corroding.

Due to not using the car so much in lock-down and finding a good local refurbishment company (The Wheel Specialist) I had mine refurbished in BMW Ferric grey. I didn't want bright silver, or standard, or anthracite (too dark on steel grey car IMHO), but this was perfect for what I wanted to match to what I was used to. Very similar to VW's Titan grey I believe...


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