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  1. Re: C7 Black Edition Rotors - Balancing Weights 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    It's whatever they use in the factory at the time of production, if it bothers you that much go get the wheels rebalanced.

    There's no such thing as "black edition" wheel weights.
    I understand there is no such thing as black edition wheel weights. Its just a shame that so much time and money is pumped in to design and styling then they go an do something bloody stupid like this. And yes it does bother me, I've spent a lot of money and want the car to look tip top. From what you say apparently there may be some people on the forum that may not be bothered about what there car looks like - each to their own i suppose.

    Getting them rebalanced is just what the dealer will be doing.
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  2. Re: C7 Black Edition Rotors - Balancing Weights 
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    Those are exactly the same colour weights as were applied to my black-painted wheels. It irked me when I saw them but they are there for a purpose and I never conceived that wheel weights might be available in multiple colours. It's just a more functional part of the car.

    Do you think the dealer will find a wheel balancing service that stocks colour-coordinated weights? I am not sanguine.
     
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    2 x 60g BLACK PRE CUT SLIMLINE SELF ADHESIVE WHEEL BALANCE WEIGHTS *LEAD FREE* | eBay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLUE-Colou...QAAOSwGvhT7R6L

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-Colour...sAAOxyOMdS-rhY

    you can get pretty well any colour you want. most garages will just stock plain ones though.. you could ask them to order some in, or even just get your own and swop them over.
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  4. Re: C7 Black Edition Rotors - Balancing Weights 
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    Quote Originally Posted by zollaf View Post
    you can get pretty well any colour you want.
    Which just proves how wrong one can be. I am going to order some black ones!
     
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    20 odd years and i have never seen anything but plain metal ones.
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    Andy, whilst my previous post was entirely tongue-in-cheek, I can't help but think you've either got an "eagle eye" for detail and made it a specific term of your deal, or you have an extremely understanding dealer who recognises the potential of your continuing relationship.

    There are aspects of my own car which aren't exactly as I would have liked, but which I accept as being typical of similar cars (A6 C7) but which are inferior to my previous experience of new Audis. I shalln't for example be asking my dealer to ensure the 12V accessory power remains on permanently as in my test drive I didn't realise it turns off automatically. Complementary/sympathetic balance weights, preferably hidden, are nice to have but not on my "deal breaker" list like perforated leather seats or piping would be.

    Whilst you undoubtedly have expectations, as is everyones' entitlement, and I wish you well in reaching a satisfactory conclusion; I think you'll get the same response (under the dealer's breath) as if I were to ask George Osborne to help me with my Tax Return. I haven't asked him yet, so I can't be sure...

    Please take my previous response with a humorous pinch of salt, but I'm unable to offer anything more constructive than a genuine "Good Luck". They will get camouflaged by road film in time.
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  7. Re: C7 Black Edition Rotors - Balancing Weights 
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    I have used gloss black on my powdercoated wheels for the last 3.5yrs.

    Annoyingly when a place is balancing them they don't give me a discount for supplying my own
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    If you find a good wheel specialist, they can balance them so they are hidden by the spokes. The machine can alter the weights required so the ones nearest the outside edge are hidden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Andy, whilst my previous post was entirely tongue-in-cheek, I can't help but think you've either got an "eagle eye" for detail and made it a specific term of your deal, or you have an extremely understanding dealer who recognises the potential of your continuing relationship.

    There are aspects of my own car which aren't exactly as I would have liked, but which I accept as being typical of similar cars (A6 C7) but which are inferior to my previous experience of new Audis. I shalln't for example be asking my dealer to ensure the 12V accessory power remains on permanently as in my test drive I didn't realise it turns off automatically. Complementary/sympathetic balance weights, preferably hidden, are nice to have but not on my "deal breaker" list like perforated leather seats or piping would be.

    Whilst you undoubtedly have expectations, as is everyones' entitlement, and I wish you well in reaching a satisfactory conclusion; I think you'll get the same response (under the dealer's breath) as if I were to ask George Osborne to help me with my Tax Return. I haven't asked him yet, so I can't be sure...

    Please take my previous response with a humorous pinch of salt, but I'm unable to offer anything more constructive than a genuine "Good Luck". They will get camouflaged by road film in time.
    I have been using the same dealer for 20 years - would not hesitate to recommend them.

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  10. Re: C7 Black Edition Rotors - Balancing Weights 
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    Not too sound harsh but my advice would be get out more often - really losing sleep over wheel weights is a new one to me. After a few hundred miles the wheels get dirty and you can't see them until you clean the wheels again

    Await the first time you kerb the things
     
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