What is the lightest silver color

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Hello everybody,

I would like to paint my Alus (16 inch, one-piece) myself and am therefore looking for an extremely light silver paint.

I have had my rims painted "silver" twice, but unfortunately they only look silver in direct sunlight.
Without sun and in the shade, my rims are really gray! I'm really pissed off ...
Advice from paint shops is definitely ruled out. I've already done that.

They are currently in brilliant silver metallic from Mercedes. For example, on the body it's a nice silver, but is it gray on my rims?

Can someone tell me the exact name, color number, etc. of a very light silver tone?


Who knows something like that?

Thanks in advance.

also depends on whether you take a top coat beforehand or something.
my brother has beautiful silver 17-inch dials. they are beautifully silver in the light, in the dark, in the rain, in the sun.
he simply drove to a small paint shop, where people really have a clue, and mixed his own mix with the master. he had said something, because it contains 'a lot of small and large metallic particles', which brings it across very well.
he also painted his rims himself with a pistol.
looked really great, I would not have thought!

His calibra

Of course, it doesn't come across in the photo as it does in reality.

Edited by: Danjo91 on April 15, 2011 at 7:30:32 PM
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That's right, it doesn't really come into its own in the pictures.
Mine also look great in direct sunlight. But when do we have sun ...

Right, I need a silver that looks like silver in twilight, rain, at night, etc.

The right undercoat should not be the problem (such as gloss black with chrome paint)

But I just need an exact name, color number, etc. as already mentioned above :-(



Otherwise, go to a recommended company, describe your problem and watch the mix until you like it. The master will also be able to give you a few properties!
With the small businesses you can come along and they'll do that with you. At BMW you are only allowed to open the door yourself ..........

Edited by: Danjo91 on April 15, 2011 at 8:21:03 PM
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I've looked at countless silver color cards and was able to see different paint cans at the varnishers.

With the best will in the world, you cannot imagine a reasonable end result. After painting / dry it looks completely different than expected.

For 600 € someone paints me "a really great silver", special paint that is sauteur, etc.
A joke, I can buy new rims for that.

I don't go to the painter anymore! It has to be easier.

Doesn't someone have to have painted a nice silver rim before?

No painters here?


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Doesn't anyone know of a beautiful, light-colored rim silver?
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Understand!!
I didn't know about the pigments. Interesting....
Is a good argument to talk to a painter again.
Let's see what comes out of it.

Many Thanks!!

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Currently I have also painted coarse pigments.
Exactly, with solar radiation this "grain" is really clearly visible.
But I can do without that if I finally had light-colored rims.
If I don't have a good feeling talking to a competent painter, I'll leave it and maybe buy other rims.

I am toying with the DZ1 Exclusive for my E30. If I should have bought myself right away, I would have saved myself a lot of trouble and money in the past.
Let's see...

Many thanks to you too!