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This is a discussion on wheels for the wife's car within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; got some silver C5 wheels. she wants to paint them black. 17 x 8.5 front and 18 x 9.5 rear ...

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    wheels for the wife's car

    got some silver C5 wheels. she wants to paint them black. 17 x 8.5 front and 18 x 9.5 rear



    my crappy photoshop of them black

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    had a bird sticker made tonight to get an idea of how it will look.


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    I hate black rims and don't get the new found appeal of them. They just look dirty IMO. I can handle gloss black with a polished lip..don't like it but can handle it. All black is just gross.

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    I see she went with the c5 rims you mentioned in an earlier post.

    Got suggestion for you.... her....

    If she really want to do something to them... how about going the other direction?? WHITE WHEELS!!!!!!!!

    But if I think if you do you should powder coat them!!!!!!!

    Or she could them chromed. But for that you would have to have them stripped!!!!
    Last edited by wabmorgan; 06-30-2006 at 12:11 AM.

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    Deffinitely keep a polished lip if you must go black

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    Quote Originally Posted by wabmorgan View Post
    I see she went with the c5 rims you mentioned in an earlier post.

    Got suggestion for you.... her....

    If she really want to do something to them... how about going the other direction?? WHITE WHEELS!!!!!!!!

    But if I think if you do you should powder coat them!!!!!!!

    Or she could them chromed. But for that you would have to have them stripped!!!!
    we talked about white wheels. the brake dust kills white paint too much and will fade out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000pontiac6 View Post
    Deffinitely keep a polished lip if you must go black
    she doesn't like a polished lip.

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    How about like a "hyper-black" like they have on the C6 Z06 rims.

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    gloss black looks better than medium or flat though...not really a fan of black/white cars either....WHAT is this HYPER-BLACK ????????

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    It is a blackish colored chrome finish.

    Here is an example.....http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/C6-Z0...ayphotohosting

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    Cool

    That HYPER-BLACK looks Killer...would look great on any color....

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    here's one painted black



    playing around today, i put them on my car. just seems to disappear.


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    black wheels on a black car

    There is just nothing there, it's boring.

    You didn't even do the polished lip. I'm so disappointed.

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    I bet I know what wheels would look good on that black Formula

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selah View Post
    black wheels on a black car

    There is just nothing there, it's boring.

    You didn't even do the polished lip. I'm so disappointed.
    the wheels are for the wife's white car, actually. i had been debating putting black wheels on my car. so, this was an opportunity to see it firsthand. she didn't want a polished lip on her wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wabmorgan View Post
    I bet I know what wheels would look good on that black Formula
    i do too. the weld draglites i have for it. still need to get the skinny front runners for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i do too. the weld draglites i have for it. still need to get the skinny front runners for it.
    That will look good.....
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    finally put them on her car today.


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    Bad pic...hard to see the wheels clearly...does she like it though..???....

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    yep. she's contemplating a pink lip on them now. plus we are thinking about painting the calipers silver an putting words on them. right now, they are pink. still have to get the pink firebird stickers for the center caps.
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