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Kleeeb 06-09-2013 10:44 PM

Rims and Black Chrome Mod
 
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For those of you who read my last post about whether I should choose between a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT/RS or an Audi A4, I am proud to say I have decided to go with the Camaro. I don't know when I will be going to a dealership to look at one, but I can only hope soon! But as for my plans with my future Camaro, I have a few options in mind.
  • 25-35% tinted windows
  • Carbon Fiber Bowties
  • Black Chrome Rims
  • Tinted Side-Reflectors

I don't really intend to upgrade it performance wise, other than maybe a nicer looking exhaust (not really performance as much as aesthetics).

Everything on that list is straight forward except for the Black Chrome rims. I don't even know where I would start with that. I believe they would look amazing with AGM, but I don't know which rims I would like to get chromed... The RS packaged 2013 camaro come with the midnight silver flared looking 5-spoke, which I like, but the black chrome looks spectacular on the standard 5 spokes, also. I also love the 45th anniversary wheels, but could I buy them and place them on my camaro? I need your help! Decisions, decisions!! :confused:
I will attach some images for you to compare. If you guys have any other options or think something else looks better, feel free to share! and about other mods too! Thanks guys.

The last image is a picture of the flared spokes that I like, but i can't find them chromed.

Kleeeb 06-09-2013 10:46 PM

And any idea how long it would take to get rims Black Chromed? Thanks!

White Shark 06-09-2013 10:49 PM

Very good choice, and really like the wheels on the 45th!

bdstealth 06-09-2013 10:50 PM

Nice choice.I did that to my rims.LAWheel.com did mine.Check out their black winter chrome.

dorfmac 06-09-2013 10:51 PM

Not sure if this is THE answer, but I know that Gary's Custom has a black chroming process he uses.

bdstealth 06-09-2013 11:11 PM

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Here's some pics.sorry the rims are dirty.Price I believe price was around 650-700.I had to send mine in.they did not have any yet,to new at the time.

Kleeeb 06-09-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bdstealth (Post 6651108)
Here's some pics.sorry the rims are dirty.Price I believe price was around 650-700.I had to send mine in.they did not have any yet,to new at the time.

Thanks for the information, stealth! Those are pretty, but they look a little darker than the Black chrome on the 45th anniversary wheels in the picture i posted. Maybe it's just the lighting though! (or the fact that they're dirty!) :emoticon12:

DaFisch 06-09-2013 11:44 PM

If you are looking at carbon fiber bowties from rpi don't get them. I had them and within 2 months they started bubling and the carbonfiber was coming off. Pm me fr pics

SS PANTHER 06-10-2013 02:56 AM

I like the 45th black chromes or the '13 midnight silver. I like some contrast with the tires. I have the billet aluminum powder coated bowtie gold replacements and I think they look better and will hold up longer.

SS PANTHER 06-10-2013 03:02 AM

I forgot, as for the tint and the side markers I like it and thought about doing it myself, but, I live in the CSSR and don't need the hassle. I'm sure your ok in the USA of Texas.

AdamZ 06-10-2013 03:11 AM

I got mine powder coated...much cheaper same look. $300

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...65419189_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...14070770_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...56498659_n.jpg

Taken in winter don't mind the salt covered tires lol

Steven13 06-10-2013 06:39 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1cTpSZ1l8

Kleeeb 06-10-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by AdamZ (Post 6651418)
I got mine powder coated...much cheaper same look. $300

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...65419189_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...14070770_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...56498659_n.jpg

Taken in winter don't mind the salt covered tires lol

I don't want chrome wheels, and I don't want black, so I am trying to go with the inbetween option. Black chrome is the best of both worlds, and its a bit lighter and more reflective than your black rims. Don't get me wrong, they look good with Black on Black, but I don't like black on AGM as much. But who knows, maybe I will change my mind because it will be easier... ( i have a powder coat shop near my house, wheras it will be harder to get them chromed.)

FaytalsCamaro 06-10-2013 10:07 AM

just curious, cant you powder coat rims to be black chrome or am i crazy

vroomapunk 06-10-2013 10:14 AM

Someone on C5 had the black chrome start chipping/flaking off. He has a SGM car with a ZL1 front bumper, if that helps you find him lol

Kleeeb 06-10-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by FaytalsCamaro (Post 6652099)
just curious, cant you powder coat rims to be black chrome or am i crazy

If you could, that would be awesome. If you find the answer to your question, PM ME!

Kleeeb 06-10-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by vroomapunk (Post 6652122)
Someone on C5 had the black chrome start chipping/flaking off. He has a SGM car with a ZL1 front bumper, if that helps you find him lol

I will search for him.

Kleeeb 06-10-2013 10:48 AM

I had an Epiphany. I can just buy new black chrome stock rims off of Ebay, and keep my old ones just incase!! AH love that plan.

PalmerGA 06-10-2013 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Kleeeb (Post 6651010)
The RS packaged 2013 camaro come with the midnight silver flared looking 5-spoke, which I like, but the black chrome looks spectacular on the standard 5 spokes, also.

Has anyone here ever done (or seen) the "Black Chrome" treatment to the new style RS wheels (like the one in Kleeeb's third picture)?

I have these wheels on my SS and I actually like them, but I am not a fan of the Midnight Silver finish. They are very easy to clean with the smoother/rounded edges, etc. I think these wheels in shiny black would look good on my SIM.

Anyone?

Kleeeb 06-10-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by PalmerGA (Post 6652302)
Has anyone here ever done (or seen) the "Black Chrome" treatment to the new style RS wheels (like the one in Kleeeb's third picture)?

I have these wheels on my SS and I actually like them, but I am not a fan of the Midnight Silver finish. They are very easy to clean with the smoother/rounded edges, etc. I think these wheels in shiny black would look good on my SIM.

Anyone?

I actually found some on eBay! Ill pm you the link

PalmerGA 06-10-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kleeeb (Post 6652309)
I actually found some on eBay! Ill pm you the link

Thanks. Those look pretty good. Much better than MS, imo.

Chevrolet Customer Svc 06-10-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Kleeeb (Post 6651010)
For those of you who read my last post about whether I should choose between a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT/RS or an Audi A4, I am proud to say I have decided to go with the Camaro. I don't know when I will be going to a dealership to look at one, but I can only hope soon! But as for my plans with my future Camaro, I have a few options in mind.
  • 25-35% tinted windows
  • Carbon Fiber Bowties
  • Black Chrome Rims
  • Tinted Side-Reflectors

I don't really intend to upgrade it performance wise, other than maybe a nicer looking exhaust (not really performance as much as aesthetics).

Everything on that list is straight forward except for the Black Chrome rims. I don't even know where I would start with that. I believe they would look amazing with AGM, but I don't know which rims I would like to get chromed... The RS packaged 2013 camaro come with the midnight silver flared looking 5-spoke, which I like, but the black chrome looks spectacular on the standard 5 spokes, also. I also love the 45th anniversary wheels, but could I buy them and place them on my camaro? I need your help! Decisions, decisions!! :confused:
I will attach some images for you to compare. If you guys have any other options or think something else looks better, feel free to share! and about other mods too! Thanks guys.

The last image is a picture of the flared spokes that I like, but i can't find them chromed.

Awesome Kleeeb!

The Camaro will definitely not let you down ;). Keep us updated on the process!

William R.
Chevrolet Customer Care


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