Black wheels

Anything about BXs

Black or bare metal?

Black
1
11%
Leave 'em alone
1
11%
Buy some trims cheapskate!
7
78%
 
Total votes: 9

Kingswell
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: Malta

Black wheels

Post by Kingswell »

I've all but given up on finding wheel-trims and I don't have the cash for alloys so I'm thinking of spraying my wheels black but I'm not sure yet.
2 questions arise:
Is it barry?
Will it look good?

Basically its easy enough to buy a can of glossy black and spray them but I'm worried it will look rubbish. I like how the car looks now but I think it would look better with black wheels. I have used photo-shop to give an idea.

Image

Image

I know I'm being a bit of a whiner but its the way I am.
BX 14TGE
Peugeot 106XN

User avatar
Kitch
Over 2k
Posts: 6238
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:36 pm
Location: Fareham, Hants
x 57

Post by Kitch »

It'll look like the wheeltrims have fallen off, only that you have black steelies not silver.

Alloys or trims I'm afraid mate....unless you own a 106 Rallye :lol:
The national BX register - click to submit a car!

1983 16TRS (Sunrise red) - 1987 DTR Turbo est (Venetian red) - 1989 16 Valve (Venetian red) - 1990 16 Valve (Venetian red)

mountainmanUK

Post by mountainmanUK »

There are plenty of really NICE trims available, from only around £6-99 a set! Most cheap "Discount Hardware stores" sell 'em off in huge piles, or try your local small Motor Accessory shop.

A nice set of original Citroen trims went on eBay only last week, for less than a tenner!!
Image

Personally, I think Citroen standard steel wheels look horrible.....so either cover 'em up quick...or keep an eye on eBay for a good set of Alloys that will fit. (Pug 205 GTi 1.9 ones look well nice, also the earlier Pug 205 GTi "pepperpot" from the 1.6., and they will both go straight on without spacers etc. You would just need to get hold of the correct flat-seat (with washer) bolts which are a little longer.

IIRC, a couple of Club Members are currently looking to sell decent sets of alloys, for not a lot of money, which would smarten up your BX no end! Check out the "For Sale / Wanted" section of this Forum! :wink:

Good Luck!!

Dave
Last edited by mountainmanUK on Tue May 22, 2007 6:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.

jeremy
Over 2k
Posts: 2112
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:58 am
Location: Hampshire UK

Post by jeremy »

Why worry - you can't see the wheels when you're driving it!

tim leech

Post by tim leech »

Im not saying much about wheeltrims but I do think the Z style TZ series (excpt turbo hatch) suits the bx the best.

Stewart (oily!)
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1604
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 6:23 pm
Location: North Wales

Post by Stewart (oily!) »

Sinister mad max stylee black wheels or french peasant dirty grey?
Stewart 8)
TZD 19 TD one of the few
Xantia Td estate, going soft

M

Post by M »

Does anyone want to start a BX Wheel & Trim photo thread? Tim, Im looking @ you here.....

Kingswell
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: Malta

Post by Kingswell »

Yeah I wouldn't mind having a set of decent wheeltrims and its not for lack of trying. I was going to bid for that set that was on Ebay but postage was going to be expensive.

I previously had one of those cheap sets on it but I didn't like them so I ended up taking them off because they make it look too cluttered.

Image

What I want is either some wheel trims that are black or to simply paint the wheels black. I think it looks better just painted or without than those sets.

Maybe later on I will pick up the search for alloys or proper wheel trims but for now with my finances and studies I just want to have a temporary solution that makes it look smarter and I think that this is it. The black wheels can always be covered by wheel trims when I get them.
BX 14TGE
Peugeot 106XN

User avatar
DavidRutherford
BX Digit man!
Posts: 2704
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 5:07 pm
Location: Placing comments on YouTube.

Post by DavidRutherford »

Black wheels just looks like they're covered in brake dust IMO, and that you can't be bothered to wash it.

I'd either leave the wheels as they are, or possibly paint them body-colour.

Or maybe silver....
this might be a signature

tim leech

Post by tim leech »

Kingswell wrote:Yeah I wouldn't mind having a set of decent wheeltrims and its not for lack of trying. I was going to bid for that set that was on Ebay but postage was going to be expensive.

I previously had one of those cheap sets on it but I didn't like them so I ended up taking them off because they make it look too cluttered.

Image

What I want is either some wheel trims that are black or to simply paint the wheels black. I think it looks better just painted or without than those sets.

Maybe later on I will pick up the search for alloys or proper wheel trims but for now with my finances and studies I just want to have a temporary solution that makes it look smarter and I think that this is it. The black wheels can always be covered by wheel trims when I get them.

Judging by that picture that BX needs a damn good wash and a polish and decent quality set of wheeltrims!

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8406
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 8

Post by MULLEY »

I'd spray them silver, would liven the car up a bit rather than drab black.

Kingswell
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: Malta

Post by Kingswell »

Tim that photo is from a long time ago. The car has had quite a few washes and polishes since then, as you can see in my first post :D
BX 14TGE
Peugeot 106XN

User avatar
stuart_hedges
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1679
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:35 am
Location: Surrey

Post by stuart_hedges »

Don't listen to him. He's just jealous of your car's patina.

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11585
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 19

Post by Philip Chidlow »

In my opinion, don't touch them - there'd be no point. Drive that around without wheel trims for that 'mean'/skint look. Really - you don't need to worry - how many BX 'fans' are going to be affronted?

Until you can get some trims - the best to opt for would be the ubiquitous TZD trims as they're pretty 'hard wearing'.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

User avatar
DavidRutherford
BX Digit man!
Posts: 2704
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 5:07 pm
Location: Placing comments on YouTube.

Post by DavidRutherford »

Philip chidlow wrote:Drive that around without wheel trims for that 'mean'/skint look.
In the UK that may work, but I believe in malta a BX is a fairly modern car.

I still remember a holiday there in 1988. The hire car my father had was apparently "brand new" and he was asked to take "good care" of it.

It was a 4-year old Toyota, with about 60k miles on it.

But then that was new for malta. There were more 50's and 60's cars there than you could shake a stick at. The Toyota we were in was the most modern thing I saw in the whole 2 weeks we were there.
this might be a signature