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Old 09-02-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Pulling my hair out! RS Wheels

I'm pulling my hair out!

I ordered a 1LT RS CGM w/ Black Stripes.
This is what it looks like on the Chevy Mini Site.


Notice the darker shade of the rims. The tires are STERLING SILVER ALUMINUM.

But, while browsing the forum I noticed pics of the RS wheels from other members and they are NOT dark at all. I want them dark to match my black stripes.

Sterling silver wheels:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1223169368


Is the mini-site wrong? Why do the rims look dark when you're building the camaro? I need to change my order if the brighter shade of wheels don't look good with my stripes.

Any guidance?
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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The windows do not look tinted like that either! Just get the standard RS rims and pay someone to powder coat them Black...cheap fix...done.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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The windows do not look tinted like that either! Just get the standard RS rims and pay someone to powder coat them Black...cheap fix...done.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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The site has always misrepresented the rims, obviously GM has not desired or felt the need to fix it. I like them fine the way they are and knew abbout the difference prior to receiving my car. People but too much trust in these building sites, its just to give a rough estimate anyway not an exact match of your car.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:12 PM   #5
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the rs rims are no way that dark, someone poste d a day or so ago about how dark they look on their and their really not that dark her a pic of midnight
rims on a another member bumble bee, however on silver i think they will look a little darker i think your combo will look nice
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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People but too much trust in these building sites, its just to give a rough estimate anyway not an exact match of your car.
I understand that. But the difference is night and day, not just a rough estimate of shading!

See, I put them next to each other --


I'm so confused on what to do next. Don't want to shell out another $4,800 for the 21" black rims.

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Just get the standard RS rims and pay someone to powder coat them Black...cheap fix...done.
Any recommendations on good powder coating shops?
Any other options =( I really don't want bright silver rims with black stripes on the hood.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:59 AM   #7
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Other views of RS rims - agree if not dark enough black powder coat. Hopefully you wanted the HID Halos along with the darker rims GM mis-lead you on in getting the RS package.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:24 AM   #8
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Powder-coating is a (roughly) $500 job to get dark rims. I'm pretty sure powder-coaters can do pretty much any color, so if you're looking for a dark grey instead of all-out black, they can probably do that too.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:33 AM   #9
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Powder-coating is a (roughly) $500 job to get dark rims. I'm pretty sure powder-coaters can do pretty much any color, so if you're looking for a dark grey instead of all-out black, they can probably do that too.
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Doing a quick search I found
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20840
Look at Post 7. $85 a wheel. 85x4=$340
add 60 for shipping if its not local? 400. Or you can go to a local shop for about the same rates, or even just get the rims painted. Not to hard of a fix...
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #10
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Thanks you guys, this helps.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #11
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I was on there the other day and the pic of the car had a big ass wing on the back of it.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #12
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You may like this option.
http://www.helioscoatingsinc.com/index.html

It is like powdercoating but they have a black pearl metalic finish that I have seen up close. Sweet! Just maybe what I will put on mine. Price if I can remember is 500-600??
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:21 PM   #13
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You may like this option.
http://www.helioscoatingsinc.com/index.html

It is like powdercoating but they have a black pearl metalic finish that I have seen up close. Sweet! Just maybe what I will put on mine. Price if I can remember is 500-600??
Not bad, I'll check that out, thanks.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #14
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Closest you will get is a Perma Black Chrome. I think it is roughly $1200. They send you the Black Chrome wheels, you send yours to them and they refund you the core charge.

http://www.uswheelexchange.com/Default.asp

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Old 09-03-2009, 08:17 PM   #15
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There is a powdercoating shop near my house i think i will stop in and get a quote on how much it will cost to have the stock rims powdercoated
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