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This is a discussion on Back to Black Update within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by ls1bandit Looks sick, powdercoat those rims black w/chrome lip. no! Originally Posted by BIG GUNS Was thinking ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1bandit View Post
    Looks sick, powdercoat those rims black w/chrome lip.
    no!

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Was thinking about going the gun metal Carl Black look. Whatta ya think of that look on the black T/A? Think that would look bad ass?
    maybe, if we'talking polished lip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    no!

    maybe, if we'talking polished lip.
    Without a doubt polished lip. Mine are polished stainless now so, just powdercoating the inner spoke would be fine.

    Gun metal though. Not black.

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    Wow, that looks SO much better!!!

    I liked your car before, but now it's just amazing! Those flat black stripes are just sick, very subtle, but a great detail once you notice them.

    Finally, a black T/A other than Luos that people can drool over!

    One thing I'd do is lose the LOTB emblems. I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I've never liked those, they just stick out too much and make the fender look cluttered, especially if the car is still running the stock emblem, rub strip, and has colored or stainless fender vents. Obviosly you don't have that, but it just makes the emblem stick out like a sore thumb.

    And just my .02, but a '00 isn't really a LOTB anyway, since they made them for 2 more years. Now if it was a '02, that's a different story. Still don't like the emblem, but at least it's fitting.

    Also not a fan of the taillight covers...one of my favorite things on these cars is the taillights. Covers just look cheap, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Without a doubt polished lip. Mine are polished stainless now so, just powdercoating the inner spoke would be fine.

    Gun metal though. Not black.
    I considered this when I purchased my wheels.
    I am SO glad I left them alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Wow, that looks SO much better!!!

    I liked your car before, but now it's just amazing! Those flat black stripes are just sick, very subtle, but a great detail once you notice them.

    Finally, a black T/A other than Luos that people can drool over!

    One thing I'd do is lose the LOTB emblems. I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I've never liked those, they just stick out too much and make the fender look cluttered, especially if the car is still running the stock emblem, rub strip, and has colored or stainless fender vents. Obviosly you don't have that, but it just makes the emblem stick out like a sore thumb.

    And just my .02, but a '00 isn't really a LOTB anyway, since they made them for 2 more years. Now if it was a '02, that's a different story. Still don't like the emblem, but at least it's fitting.

    Also not a fan of the taillight covers...one of my favorite things on these cars is the taillights. Covers just look cheap, IMO.
    Thanks for your comments Mike. I'll consider losing the badges but, I still enjoy having them. Maybe someday I will lose them. I'll take another look.

    The tail light covers aren't my favorite either and have considered VHT or possibly tint film. I don't like the stock tail lights as they are though. Just got tired of that real quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I considered this when I purchased my wheels.
    I am SO glad I left them alone.
    So, you don't think the rims would look good power coated then Curtis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I considered this when I purchased my wheels.
    I am SO glad I left them alone.
    I agree, leave them the way they are!!

    Except for the two things I mentioned above, I think the car looks perfect the way it is.

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    Yeah, I have to do something about the covers on the tail lights and not sure what to do yet.

    I'm actually loving the wheels as is but, who knows what will happen next year? Everyone has black and chrome rims these days and not too many with the plain jane TTIIs.

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    Had a guy all over my ass in a Ford Exploder today and I gunned it to get away from him.

    Turned out he took my exit just to come up next to me and tell me my car was sick as fuck........lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    So, you don't think the rims would look good power coated then Curtis?
    I saw one picture of a black WS.6 with them done....looked great.

    Then I saw the same car at different angles and it didn't look nearly as good as plain ol' polished.

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    bad ass ride man! i would remove the window decal and put the front plate cover on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Yeah, I have to do something about the covers on the tail lights and not sure what to do yet.

    I'm actually loving the wheels as is but, who knows what will happen next year? Everyone has black and chrome rims these days and not too many with the plain jane TTIIs.
    what tailights does the 00 have? i'm thinking the honeycomb style is pretty cool and has a shaded-stealth type look to them without having to spray or cover them. but maybe thats what you have and dont like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I saw one picture of a black WS.6 with them done....looked great.

    Then I saw the same car at different angles and it didn't look nearly as good as plain ol' polished.
    I know right? An Enigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    bad ass ride man! i would remove the window decal and put the front plate cover on.
    Been busted a few times for the cover around here as it is a law but, depends on where you are at.

    I like the rear window decal. Adds to it. Thanks for the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    what tailights does the 00 have? i'm thinking the honeycomb style is pretty cool and has a shaded-stealth type look to them without having to spray or cover them. but maybe thats what you have and dont like.
    Same honey comb as the 98's.

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    One of the nicest T/A's ive seen and even though im not a huge fan of black this is done perfect.

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    Thanks for all the props peeps.

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