Mercedes Benz C124 AMG Wheels - What colour should they be? Black or Silver?

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As I mentioned yesterday, today's video is one of the new #Shorts - but it asks an important question:

Do we keep our wheels in their existing state - which is black and silver - or do we strip them back?

As you will see from the video, stripping them back leaves a kind of "distressed" look, which is kind of cool...

When Lady Dorothy went in for restoration, we asked for the wheels to be refurbished, with a polished lip on the outside, and either painted or shot-blasted in the centres.

It appears that the paint used to was rattle cans, meaning it's starting to flake off, and the finish isn't perfect.

For a few months, we've been toying with the idea of removing the black on just the lip, cleaning them up and sanding them up to a polished look. It's only in the last couple of days that we decided to do this.

We used paint stripper in a can, which says to spray on and leave for 15 minutes. However, once it had been sprayed on, one quick rub and the paint broke down immediately - it was a gloopy, paint mess!

It's amazing how many people, when asked on this video - and other social media platforms - who preferred all silver, as it was more in keeping with the elegant looks of classic car like Lady Dorothy.

What are your thoughts?

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Silver👍

Silver too...

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