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Old 06-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Bought it. Love it. But have a wheel question / comment.

So I've had my Z for a few days and it is everything I wanted and lives up to the hype and accompanied price tag...BUT. I seem to be disappointed in the "high" polished wheels. They really look gray on my Z. The face of the individual spokes are nice and polished to nearly a mirror finish but the rest looks matt gray and seems to drown out the polished spokes. I'm not a chrome guy, but I do like polished aluminum and these wheels don't look very bright. Has anyone else had similar issues / thoughts??
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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So I've had my Z for a few days and it is everything I wanted and lives up to the hype and accompanied price tag...BUT. I seem to be disappointed in the "high" polished wheels. They really look gray on my Z. The face of the individual spokes are nice and polished to nearly a mirror finish but the rest looks matt gray and seems to drown out the polished spokes. I'm not a chrome guy, but I do like polished aluminum and these wheels don't look very bright. Has anyone else had similar issues / thoughts??
Your wheels were made that way on purpose.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Your wheels were made that way on purpose.
OP understands that, just looking for the entire wheel to be polished, or would prefer it. I say buy aftermarket and sell ZL1's while they are hot, or save them if you want to be able to go back to original (winter tires, or track slicks)
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Could they be polished out? I've seen it done on other cars
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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I love the wheel. One of the best designs I've ever seen IMO. Just thought it would be a smidge brighter. And yes, I realize they were made properly.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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They look so much better in person than on any pics but I kinda feel the same as you. My Z is black so I'm probably gonna switch to the all black wheels because they look slightly better than the polished wheels on the black Z IMO.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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I love the wheel. One of the best designs I've ever seen IMO. Just thought it would be a smidge brighter. And yes, I realize they were made properly.
Just the way I read your post. Anyway, good luck polishing the matte finish on those... the matte is actually shotblasted metal with clearcoat. Might be tough to dig down thru. Also, chrome needs big radii to turn out well... so chroming might not be a good option. My thought would be to paint the nonpolished area a contrasting color... will make the polished area pop.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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I absolutely love the mix of the polished faces mixed with the rougher finish inside the spokes on the polished wheels. I have them on my car and wouldn't change a thing. I've had factory wheels polished on a car along time ago and they turned out great, but the spokes were round. I don't care for the shiny look any more and wouldn't change anything about them, except for maybe some type of brake dust proof coating.
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