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mxkx250 11-24-2011 03:00 PM

5 Spoke Wheel Question
 
I have seen a close up picture recently and can't remember where that showed what appeared to be thye 5 spoke wheel. It showed what appeared to be a coating, possibly paint on all but the flat front facing pieces. The rough parts between the spokes also. It looks grey or pewter.
Does anyone know if this is the way they will be? I was hoping that they would be polished all the way except between the spokes.

ShnOmac 11-24-2011 03:27 PM

The optional 5 spoke wheel.....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1297266872

http://www.camaro5.com/goods/zl1/IMG_2495a.JPG

mxkx250 11-24-2011 03:41 PM

I found where I saw the wheel I was questionig. It is in the ZL1 Convertible introduction video. It looks like it has a gray coating on all but the outer rim and front facing polished flat pieces.

brucedd 11-24-2011 03:42 PM

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Here it is from last weeks show in Chicago. THis is the origianal prototype from the Chicago Auto show ZL1 annaouncement, so some production changes have been made to the car since, but the wheels have remained the same....

GoldenBear 11-24-2011 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by mxkx250 (Post 4072967)
I have seen a close up picture recently and can't remember where that showed what appeared to be thye 5 spoke wheel. It showed what appeared to be a coating, possibly paint on all but the flat front facing pieces. The rough parts between the spokes also. It looks grey or pewter.
Does anyone know if this is the way they will be? I was hoping that they would be polished all the way except between the spokes.

I think that you might be referring to the wheels that were on the Carbon Concept ZL1. The Carbon Concept version of the 5 spoke wheel is not currently available on the ZL1. Here are pictures of the Carbon Concept ZL1 wheel and the currently available optional polished wheel.

mxkx250 11-24-2011 03:46 PM

The Carbon Concept look is what I am going to try and duplicate. I want to have the area between the spokes powdercoated or painted butr I am hoping that the spokes are polished all the way.

OldJedi 11-24-2011 06:33 PM

The picture from BruceDD has the best angle. I have seen the wheels close up and the only part that is polished are the flat facet spears near the rim edge and the edge of the rim between the spears. Everything else is painted silver or black as with the Carbon Edition.

mxkx250 11-24-2011 10:48 PM

Thanks for all the information. Funny how the prototype had nice polished wheels and now that it is closer to production we are getting the dull finish. As shown in the picture dated 20-11-2011.

2cnd chance 11-25-2011 09:44 AM

Huh? It's the same.

ShnOmac 11-25-2011 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by 2cnd chance (Post 4075829)
Huh? It's the same.

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It is the same, the lighting is just different.

Shurenuff 11-25-2011 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ShnOmac (Post 4076092)
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It is the same, the lighting is just different.


Yep, and seeing it in person I can attest that the dim lighting combined with the floor color really didn't show the polished off portion of these wheels very well.

OldJedi 11-25-2011 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by mxkx250 (Post 4074446)
Thanks for all the information. Funny how the prototype had nice polished wheels and now that it is closer to production we are getting the dull finish. As shown in the picture dated 20-11-2011.

It did NOT change from when it debuted in Chicago but it definitely looks different with different lighting and different angles. That is why I had to go and see it in person. Brucedd's photo has the best angle I have seen that shows the polished versus the painted.

mxkx250 11-25-2011 06:48 PM

Thanks, I was just thinhking of how dull the SS polished wheels are. They are definately the dullest of the Challenger, Mustang, Camaro polished wheels. I thought they were dulling down the ZL1 wheels after seeing the picture in this thread.

All-American ZL1 12-16-2011 06:18 PM

do you think that you could have the wheel painted to match the carbon version?

1st Gen Forever 12-16-2011 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by All-American ZL1 (Post 4177941)
do you think that you could have the wheel painted to match the carbon version?

Get it done by someone that knows what they're doing and I would definitely paint, not powdercoat. I'm not a chemist or anything but when I researched it I found you have to be careful with powdercoat temps on aluminum.

Last thing you want on a car like the ZL1 (or any car) is wheels with stress cracks...

mxkx250 12-16-2011 11:11 PM

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Get it done by someone that knows what they're doing and I would definitely paint, not powdercoat. I'm not a chemist or anything but when I researched it I found you have to be careful with powdercoat temps on aluminum.

Good point. I hadn't considered what the heat may do to the strength of the wheel.

BlackZL1 12-18-2011 07:48 AM

I would be concerned that the wheels could warp and end up out of round.

1BADZL1 12-18-2011 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by BlackZL1 (Post 4183864)
I would be concerned that the wheels could warp and end up out of round.

I don't think so.

Congrats on your ZL1 order!
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