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Old 10-25-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Black Wheels

So I want my car completley blacked out and I'm unsure what finish to get on the stock wheels. I hate seeing black cars w/ gloss black rims that stand out too much from the tire (even when they're gel'd up), but then I see flat black rims that blend with the tire well but look way too dull. I was thinking of going satin or possibly semi gloss black on the wheels to give it a little kick, but there really aren't too many real life examples to help me decide. I think with some gel on the tires this Challenger would be almost spot on (wheels still a little too dull for my tastes). I won't mind gelling the tires every week either, in fact I'd be happy to!! Any opinions/advice?

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Old 10-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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I had gloss black KMC "Sixty-Eights" on my 99 with a machined lip to seperate the blacks, I will be putting similar on my 5th gen.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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I had gloss black KMC "Sixty-Eights" on my 99 with a machined lip to seperate the blacks, I will be putting similar on my 5th gen.
Yea, but I don't want a machined lip... aaaaall black baby. I want this car to cause small children and adults with weak bladders to wet themselves.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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I assume they'll be powder coated. Get them to do some samples of various black samples if they don't already have them available... Flat - Semi - Satin - etc.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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gloss. then you can still maintain the by polishing and cleaning. if you do a satin you cant really polish or wax.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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I assume they'll be powder coated. Get them to do some samples of various black samples if they don't already have them available... Flat - Semi - Satin - etc.
I'm stuck between paint / powder coating. I want powder for the durability, but if I want to re-fiinish the wheels someday that's going to be a huge PITA.
There's a shop near me that bakes their painted rims so that may help durability w/o making it impossible to refinish them 30 yrs from now.
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