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Old 06-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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I’d like to hear from folks who bought Forgestar matte or textured wheels years back regarding how they hold up and look today. I was getting ready to buy a pair of CF5 textured gunmetal (and still may), but I saw a few threads about paint fading after 6 months and paint chipping. The reseller I’m purchasing from has them in stock and ready to go, so it’s tough to say no. But I want to make sure I’m investing in something that will last for years to come.

My alternative to the Forgestar CF5 is the Vossen VVSCV3 Matte Graphite, but unfortunately the 20” doesn’t fit on the SS w/out spacers. I’m trying to match the Ashen grey rally strip on my car…does anyone else have suggestions for a 5 spoke 100% grey wheel?
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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After 10 months/10,000 miles my textured matte black look just as good as they did brand new. Of course, I am the only one that washes my cars.

The only downside is that the textured finish is like a magnet for brake dust. I bought some Hawk ceramic pads that I am going to put on when I get my next Forgestars in about a week or so. That should take care of that problem.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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After 10 months/10,000 miles my textured matte black look just as good as they did brand new. Of course, I am the only one that washes my cars.

The only downside is that the textured finish is like a magnet for brake dust. I bought some Hawk ceramic pads that I am going to put on when I get my next Forgestars in about a week or so. That should take care of that problem.
I figured that textured finish would be a magnet for brake dust, that is why I decided long ago to go with the regular matte black instead. The CF5 look like they would be easier to keep clean but I just like the look of the F14 better. Now I'm just waiting for you to perfect the right tire/wheel combo for these cars and I will buy them. I'm still torn between a 18" setup or going with something like the pedders 19" setup. Waiting to see what your setup looks like when you get it on and how the clearances are then I'll decide.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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I think the textured looks cheap. Do gloss gunmetal!
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:06 AM   #6
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I figured that textured finish would be a magnet for brake dust, that is why I decided long ago to go with the regular matte black instead. The CF5 look like they would be easier to keep clean but I just like the look of the F14 better. Now I'm just waiting for you to perfect the right tire/wheel combo for these cars and I will buy them. I'm still torn between a 18" setup or going with something like the pedders 19" setup. Waiting to see what your setup looks like when you get it on and how the clearances are then I'll decide.
Hopefully I will have the wheels in a week or so. I'm sooo excited!
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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I'm personally a fan of the textured look, I've done it once and I wouldn't be hesitant to do it again honestly. As for cleaning them, they're just like any other wheel, just make sure to clean them with standard soap and water as harsh chemicals in wheel cleaners do make it easier to clean off brake dust, but can effect overall durability on the powdercoat, and that's true for any wheel with any finish.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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Texture vs Smooth... The one on the right looks much better IMO
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback. THe CF5s i was going to buy got sold shortly before i called to buy them :(. Sounds like ordering would take 8+ weeks...i'm way too impatient for that. So i went back to the search and now have my eye on CEC C884 in matte grey:



Now I'm waiting impatiently...
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #10
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If u get those wheels u might need some powdercoated calipers and slotted rotors. They show alot behind them. Just my .02! They do look nice!
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #11
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Texture vs Smooth... The one on the right looks much better IMO
The textured wheel on the left looks like the wheel was plasti-dipped in black.
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The textured wheel on the left looks like the wheel was plasti-dipped in black.
Plastidipped with sand lol. I have plastidipped things and it comes out very smooth.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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Plastidipped with sand lol. I have plastidipped things and it comes out very smooth.
LMAO!! That just must be my plasti-dipping work. Now that I think of it I have had some things turn out smooth and some turn out textured like that. Mostly textured though, haha.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:00 AM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback. THe CF5s i was going to buy got sold shortly before i called to buy them :(. Sounds like ordering would take 8+ weeks...i'm way too impatient for that. So i went back to the search and now have my eye on CEC C884 in matte grey:



Now I'm waiting impatiently...
8 weeks minimum for sure , I'm into 8 weeks now (others are 13+) and they keep pulling my chain as to when I will receive them. They told me over a month ago I could not change the color because they were too far into the process of producing the wheel, how's that for a blatant lie. If they were at the point of finishing my wheels a month ago the wheels should be on my car now.

I was convinced by the vendor that textured finish was the best choice, judging from the pics above I think it was the wrong choice.

I would go with the CEC if I were you, they look nice.
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