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Old 07-08-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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How to tell the difference between painted and polished OEM 20's

So I have found some rims that I plan on getting this weekend but how do I tell if they are painted of polished? They came off a stock 2SS.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
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I got polished wheels off of a 2SS as well... I got them from a guy in Cali off Ebay, but if you have never seen them in person before its kinda hard to explain. The painted ones have more of a dull finish, polished is a lot brighter.

Here is polished...

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Old 07-08-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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Polished look almost chrome. The painted are kinda shiny gray.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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Can anyone tell me what these are then because I am confused, The seller really does not know either lol!!!!!!!!!! http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...0Chevy/20s.jpg
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:00 PM   #5
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To my eye, those appear to be painted non rs rims.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:02 PM   #6
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To my eye, those appear to be painted non rs rims.
Can a 2SS come without the RS package? I know my Camaro but this has me confused as heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:04 PM   #7
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Yes it can... if the SS is white, it's not an RS... red if it is
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:08 PM   #8
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yes, you can get the rs on any LS or SS... like rage says. All SS's have the silver painted, the SS/RS's have midnight silver painted, and any SS can opt for polished rims as an option.
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When I was visiting the dealer it was somewhat difficult to see the difference between silver and midnight silver, unless I was standing where I could see both wheels at the same time. Polished is really easy to identify, very bright/shiny. Silver is pretty simple, just the same silver on most other wheels from GM.
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not the best pic, but heres a polished rim on a black car.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #11
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Somebody on here was talking about this the other day.They mentioned if the inside part of rim is black it is midnight silver,if it is silver it is polished.My wheels are silver on the inside.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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Somebody on here was talking about this the other day.They mentioned if the inside part of rim is black it is midnight silver,if it is silver it is polished.My wheels are silver on the inside.
I dont know if thats the case, I was under the impression the midnight rims were just a slightly darker shade of silver, with the whole rim painted no matter what the color.
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Can anyone tell me what these are then because I am confused, The seller really does not know either lol!!!!!!!!!! http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...0Chevy/20s.jpg
Those are silver, not polished. From my understanding all the center caps are kinda polished, and from what I can see in the picture, the wheels are a shade different than the center cap.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #14
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not the best pic, but heres a polished rim on a black car.

where did you get those side markers from? those are nice!
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Can a 2SS come without the RS package? I know my Camaro but this has me confused as heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:28 PM   #16
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where did you get those side markers from? those are nice!
Thank you! I got the markers off used ebay, but I believe they are the led markers sold new by AAC.
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