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Old 06-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Black Wheel Question:

I took one of my wheels off today to take it in to get the tire replaced (F-ing nail). I noticed this before and chalked it up a brake dust, but anyone else notice GM really went thin on the paint? The only part that has a good black covering are the spokes. Im a little disappointed to say the least. I have black rims on my other car that have a better finish and are 1/3 the cost of these. Is this normal??


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[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/002.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/001.jpg[/IMG]

Looks like i got a free polished lip on mine. i also noticed the "CAMARO" is faded quite a bit.

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Yeah mine are the same way. So thin at the center of the rim its almost translucent.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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yup very light on the inside of rim same here
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Almost no paint inside the lug nut holes. I was going to ask the same question.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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Looks like we are all in the same boat. when you have a dark colored car like me or a black one the discoloration sticks out like a sore thumb. wonder if warranty will cover repaint?
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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And here I thought black wheels were the way to go!
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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Maybe powder coat them!!

I know I ordered black, and I'm pretty picky about things, so of it bugs me, I may just have them powder coated and throw in my body color as an accent!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Yes very thin. I posted a thread on this forum or another asking for feedback as well. Its comforting to see others are experiencing the same thing. I think GM needs to step up and fix this issue.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #9
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Yes very thin. I posted a thread on this forum or another asking for feedback as well. Its comforting to see others are experiencing the same thing. I think GM needs to step up and fix this issue.
Agreed. Im going to contact my dealer tomorrow to see what they have to say.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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Adding paint to the inboard side of the rim costs more $. More in extra processing - not the cost of the extra paint itself. Most wheels wont have it from gm. Most customers wont notice anyway. How many of u noticed before removing the wheel from the car? My bet is that if it gets to a gm regional rep they wont pay based only on that... but if your camaro logo is thin looking, they better!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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I took one of my wheels off today to take it in to get the tire replaced (F-ing nail). I noticed this before and chalked it up a brake dust, but anyone else notice GM really went thin on the paint? The only part that has a good black covering are the spokes. Im a little disappointed to say the least. I have black rims on my other car that have a better finish and are 1/3 the cost of these. Is this normal??


Here are some pictures

[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/002.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/001.jpg[/IMG]

Looks like i got a free polished lip on mine. i also noticed the "CAMARO" is faded quite a bit.
They have to start somewhere regarding on cutting the weight down , don't they
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #12
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Thats how GM kept it under 60k...
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #13
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Lol makes it look like spray paint.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:24 AM   #14
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If you get anywhere with this, let us know my ZL1 got here at 11:30 last night and I have the black rims as well got to go check...
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