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Amongst the various things that I've done to my Evoque since I bought it last month, was to have the alloys fully refurbed by The Wheel Specialist. There were quite a few spots of corrosion, and I didn't really like the bright silver finish.

Elected to go with satin gunmetal. Unfortunately The Wheel Specialist had a blonde moment, and did them in gloss instead of satin. They've offered to correct this next week (full restrip etc).

But I'm now doing my nut in, as I actually kind of like the gloss finish...but also keep thinking that I still want satin. Its causing me considerable hair tearing and mental anguish! 馃

So, any thoughts or opinions (and not necessarily limited purely to aesthetics) on satin vs gloss??

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From those photos (wet so might be different when dry?) they look really good to me (y)
I have those wheels, they might be 'old skool' but I prefer them to some of the other options :)

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Refurb was just over 拢400....less 10% for the balls up. As pleased as I am with the quality of the work, I really wish they'd just done it correctly, then there would never have been any seed of doubt planted in my mind.
 

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It鈥檚 a thumbs up for the gloss finish from me too, though I might be biased, these are my newly refurbished in gloss black.
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I like the gloss. That鈥檚 it! nothing more profound to add
 

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I'd have them done in gloss sparkle Silver.... Oh I have 馃槀

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They look very smart, I think the 19鈥 wheels are a good proportional size for the Evoque.
 

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I like the gloss.

I recently had mine refurbished as it failed its MOT because of cuts in the rear tyres. Seeing as I work next door to a wheel refurbishment, I collected the car from JLR then ordered two new tyres and was persuaded to go gloss.

 

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Gloss for me too鈥.

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Another vote for gloss black

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It depends, IMO, on the look of the rest of the car. If you have the black roof, which is gloss, then I would go for gloss wheels. If the roof is just red, then for a satin finish.

Note gloss wheels will probably show chips and scratches more.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder !

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