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Old 02-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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Midnight SS/RS Rims vs. Polished upgrade

I'm looking for a comparison between the standard SS/RS rims (20" midnight) and the upgraded polished rims. Can anyone post pics of the two? I'd really like to see the difference. The only thing I can recall seeing about the midnight ones are questions like "are those the midnight rims??" but no definite pictures. Unless I just missed it somehow

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Old 02-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Go to this thread to see the differences.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...light=rim+pics

See the post by Rolnslo...

Go to this thread to see a real life shot outdoors on the same color car. The biggest difference you can see is the 2nd car - RJT Camaro has Midnight, while the 3rd car - RJT Camaro has either the Sterling Silver or the Polished but either way these two will be brighter than the Midnight so it should be close enough to make a decision, I hope. Good luck!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9750
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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I have not seen any pictures that show Midnight Silver wheels as they look in person. I took a picture of the Midnight Silver RS wheels you can see in post #53 of this thread. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12145 but as I said before, the picture is not quite as dark as the wheels are in person. Very classy wheels.

No pix of polished wheels - sorry.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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I'd say that this is pretty accurate for the Midnight finish, personally...

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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I was at daytona today and saw the midnight silver wheels on the pace car . I liked them so much that when I left I drove straight to the dealership and changed my order from the polished wheels. Pictures just can't do them justice.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:31 AM   #7
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The below link will show both midnight silver on the front and polished on the rear of the Ft Worth Jewel Mint Camaro.


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Old 02-12-2009, 07:35 AM   #8
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The below link will show both midnight silver on the front and polished on the rear of the Ft Worth Jewel Mint Camaro.
I know I said it in the other thread, too, but to make sure we're clear, I'm next to positive you've got them backwards. The rear wheels seem to be the Midnight Silver and the front wheels look polished.
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does anyone think midnight silver would look better on aqua or go with the polished 20s
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I know I said it in the other thread, too, but to make sure we're clear, I'm next to positive you've got them backwards. The rear wheels seem to be the Midnight Silver and the front wheels look polished.


Polished is up front. MN Silver on rear.
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does anyone think midnight silver would look better on aqua or go with the polished 20s
I would like to know people's opinion on this as well. Can someone photoshop a picture of the ABM with both types of wheels?
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I would like to know people's opinion on this as well. Can someone photoshop a picture of the ABM with both types of wheels?
i say it's your car, so the only opinion that matters is yours

although i'm still undecided too :(
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:16 AM   #13
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i say it's your car, so the only opinion that matters is yours

although i'm still undecided too :(
I know...but it would make my decision easier if I could see a photoshop of it. I'm sure it will look awesome either way.
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I would like to know people's opinion on this as well. Can someone photoshop a picture of the ABM with both types of wheels?
Always glad to share my opinion when asked. I'm sure the MN Silver looks great up close and when clean but here's my issue with it and why I decided to steer clear. I cannot stand the look of dirty wheels covered in break dust, so to me, that is what my mind's eye sees every time I see photos of those wheels. Unless you are up close and can see the finish, it looks like you might have washed the car but never the wheels. JMO though. Check out this pic below to illustrate. The 2nd car = RJT Cam has MN Silver and the 3rd car = RJT Cam but has either Sterling Silver or Polished wheels which is neither here nor there because both are brighter than the MN Silver and still illustrates the point. Hope I didn't offend anyone but just sharing my opinion and providing useful info I think.

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Always glad to share my opinion when asked. I'm sure the MN Silver looks great up close and when clean but here's my issue with it and why I decided to steer clear. I cannot stand the look of dirty wheels covered in break dust, so to me, that is what my mind's eye sees every time I see photos of those wheels. Unless you are up close and can see the finish, it looks like you might have washed the car but never the wheels. JMO though. Check out this pic below to illustrate. The 2nd car = RJT Cam has MN Silver and the 3rd car = RJT Cam but has either Sterling Silver or Polished wheels which is neither here nor there because both are brighter than the MN Silver and still illustrates the point. Hope I didn't offend anyone but just sharing my opinion and providing useful info I think.

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Actually, I had the same exact concern about the "brake dust look" of the Midnight wheels. But then some photos of them just look incredible... Then again, Polished look damn good too... I'm so torn! I wish I could see both in person before I place my order :(
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:58 AM   #16
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I'd say that this is pretty accurate for the Midnight finish, personally...

Off subject but I love the how the M3's are in the back drop of the camaro.
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Julie, it looks like this thread has a really nice close-up shot of each version... maybe about 2/3 or 3/4 of the way down in the pictures...

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Old 02-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #18
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I would like to know people's opinion on this as well. Can someone photoshop a picture of the ABM with both types of wheels?
Coming up, but work blocked photobucket, so it'll have to wait an hour or so...

Edit: Here's one, though I'd like to use another picture to do another. Maybe tomorrow...
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:22 AM   #19
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does anyone think midnight silver would look better on aqua or go with the polished 20s
Go with the polished all the way!
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:24 PM   #20
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I'm staying with the MN silver wheels with the RS. I'm getting a IBM with black stripes and black leather interior, so I'm going with a dark look, plus it saves money. I understand what some say about the brake-dust look, but in a way, it's nice, because it won't show brake dust as bad as the brighter wheels. Kinda like dark colors show dirt worse than the light ones.
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Ok guys, i finnally saw the Midnight Silver wheels yesterday and up until then i was in fear that it might look like brakedust, but Squalo kept insuring me that it would be a nice finish and that it would look great in person. Turned out he was dead on. The rim looks absolutley beautiful especially with IOM, i think in General the MS looks great. There were polished 2LT rims there and they just looked ok, but the Midnight Silver rims just looked great. Pictures can really throw off people about how they look in person just like IOM. You must see them in person before you make your choice.
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You've seen the midnight silver wheels, here's some pics of the polished wheels on SIM
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thanks. i'm really starting to like the midnight silver... i want to see them in person!
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I like both wheels but I decided the polished would look better with the inferno orange so I'm going with them.
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