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Old 03-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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Help me decide on wheels...

I can't decide if I should get the polished wheels. I'm concerned the midnight wheels will be too dark on an already dark car (Cyber Grey). I'm not really concerned about the extra money, I just want it to look right. (I do realize the wheels won't be as dark as the Chevy builder shows.) What do you all think?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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The midnight silver looked great in person, but if you want a little flash, get the polished. I just think that with the absence of chrome anywhere on the car (except for the taillights) that the wheels would look better in a darker color...
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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Midnight Silver finish will look great on the CGM. The Midnight color on the build your own chevy website visualizes the wheels too dark.

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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Midnight silver IMO. I like the stealthy look. I plan on powder coating my wheels black until I can afford some aftermarket wheels. Gray and Black look very well together IMO.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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The midnight silver looked great in person, but if you want a little flash, get the polished. I just think that with the absence of chrome anywhere on the car (except for the taillights) that the wheels would look better in a darker color...

Hey guys ...what do you think about Midnight Silver on the IOM?? Or do you think the polished would be a better fit?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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Did we ever figure out if the Daytona pace car was CGM? I saw the CGM at the car show on the Corvette, and I don't think it's the same. But, for the sake of the wheels, if those are Midnight Silver on it, then I think it looks pretty good. Opinions?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #7
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I'm getting the midnight silver on my IOM. I think you can't go wrong with either color rim on either car. I think they will look good. Your call though, your car and you have to look at it everday !! Good Luck !! This is so much fun !!
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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Did we ever figure out if the Daytona pace car was CGM? I saw the CGM at the car show on the Corvette, and I don't think it's the same. But, for the sake of the wheels, if those are Midnight Silver on it, then I think it looks pretty good. Opinions?
No I don't think the Daytona Pace is CGM, I do believe there is CGM in it though! Not the Base but the details shadowing the bumblebee yellow.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #9
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EASY, get both.....HOW you may ask......LOL

Order the Polished. wait a week and they will turn into midnights with the brake dust.

Wash the car and bingo, polished again.....

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #10
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I'm getting the midnight silver on my IOM. I think you can't go wrong with either color rim on either car. I think they will look good. Your call though, your car and you have to look at it everday !! Good Luck !! This is so much fun !!
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #11
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EASY, get both.....HOW you may ask......LOL

Order the Polished. wait a week and they will turn into midnights with the brake dust.

Wash the car and bingo, polished again.....

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Old 03-20-2009, 02:25 PM   #12
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Suskam,
I'm in the same situation as you. I can't decide if the gray will blend in too much or look great on the car. Does anyone know if these wheels are as dark as the Competition gray wheels that come on the CGM corvette? I am hoping the are a little lighter than these.

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Old 03-20-2009, 02:34 PM   #13
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I say get the polished wheels. To me, the midnight just looks like the wheels are dirty with brake dust.

However, it is totally a matter of personal preference.

If they offered it, I personally would get the wheels chromed and really shiney.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:58 PM   #14
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My vote is to get the polished.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:02 PM   #15
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I say get the polished.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:50 AM   #16
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For your car it's a tough question, because both will look good, and so much of it depends what all you're looking for out of your car. Having said that, I really think the polished wheels would be your best bet. At some point painted wheels just don't look like they did when they were new. Either way you go though, I'm sure you'll be ecstatic when you get your Camaro!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:33 PM   #17
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After seeing them I have to say the MS wheels do not photograph as nice as they are in person. They are not that dark. VERY nice. If you have the RS then you might as well keep the MS wheels rather than blow $500 on the polished wheels. I would keep thr MS If I had a CGM RS.

You could always have the MS wheels custom polished later if you decide you want the polished finish but you can't go back the other way. Save your money now and see how you feel once you see the MS in person. I bet you will keep them as they are.

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #18
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Anybody know how much it would cost to get the Midnight Silver wheels polished later?
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #19
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Hey, we're basically getting the same car. 2LT CGM with black stripes. I got the IO interior (though I do love the beige, I thought it would get dirty too quickly).

Anyway, I went with the polished 19"s. This means I don't get the halos but it does save me a bunch of money up front, plus tires will be about $300 less per set. May not sound like much now (when you're spending $30K, $300 is nothing) but it will when the tire guy tells you "That'll be $1200 for a new set." Ouch.
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After seeing them I have to say the MS wheels do not photograph as nice as they are in person. They are not that dark. VERY nice. If you have the RS then you might as well keep the MS wheels rather than blow $500 on the polished wheels. I would keep thr MS If I had a CGM RS.

You could always have the MS wheels custom polished later if you decide you want the polished finish but you can't go back the other way. Save your money now and see how you feel once you see the MS in person. I bet you will keep them as they are.

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I felt the opposite when I saw them in person on fbodfather's car... to me, they were much darker than they appear in photographs. Nowhere near as dark as the builder site, but not as light as the pics in this thread. But I don't think they look dirty at all... they look very nice! Very unique, I think... I don't think I've seen any rims that look quite this color.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:37 PM   #21
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The midnight silver looked great in person, but if you want a little flash, get the polished. I just think that with the absence of chrome anywhere on the car (except for the taillights) that the wheels would look better in a darker color...


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I say get the polished wheels. To me, the midnight just looks like the wheels are dirty with brake dust.

However, it is totally a matter of personal preference.

If they offered it, I personally would get the wheels chromed and really shiney.


I changed mine to polished at the very last minute. These guys said it all.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #22
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The CGM is probably the ONLY color those rims would look good on....if you want the Stealthy look. It is a matter of personal taste. I say with CGM, I would leave the darker rims.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:55 PM   #23
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:49 PM   #24
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Suskam,
I'm in the same situation as you. I can't decide if the gray will blend in too much or look great on the car. Does anyone know if these wheels are as dark as the Competition gray wheels that come on the CGM corvette? I am hoping the are a little lighter than these.

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Ive seen both wheels in person and the competition grey wheels on the Vette are darker than the Camaro wheels.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:05 PM   #25
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You should just get the machined silver and then upgrade to chrome later on!!! That is my plan with the IBM ext color.
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