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Old 07-14-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Midnight silver finish or Polished Wheels?

Hey guys, Great site!..I will be ordering my 2011 Cyber Gray 2SS this weekend, and was wanting some input on the wheels. I will be ordering the RS package and was planning on the polished aluminum option. I have only seen the polished wheels on the local dealers lot, never actually seen the silver finish that is standard with the RS package. Question, is the polished worth the extra money or do most like the silver finish? I'm thinkin the polished is worth the extra dough. Thoughts?

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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I really don't feel like its much of a difference. When I bought my car I was under the impression I had the midnight silver finish wheels for a while, until I glanced at the window sticker and saw I had polished. So its really whatever you want.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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I wouldn't waste the extra money. Just remember, you have 4 piston brembo brakes and 14'' rotors on your car. As soon as you make the first couple of stops in traffic, your polished wheels will look just like midnight silver.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:19 AM   #4
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dnt waste the money the midnight silver is a cooler look neways
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:47 AM   #5
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just get some aftermarket wheels
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:21 AM   #6
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Go with the polished, I did. What the other poster said about the Brembos is true but all you need to do to bring them back is to spray them with S100 Total Cycle Cleaner from a motorcycle shop and hose them off and they become shiny again. The just look right is all. They look like they really belong on the car. They are not gaudy like chrome would be.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:31 AM   #7
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The factory polished wheels are not very good polished wheels. They are cloudy and almost look like fake "polish" paint. You will be disappointed. Just get the midnight sterling silver the RS package comes with and save $400.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:33 AM   #8
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Go with painted. Theses things are too easy to bounce off of curbs. Easier to repaint. www.paintscratch.com
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:42 AM   #9
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i would go with the midnight silver also. they just look better on a CGM car IMO
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:57 AM   #10
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The midnight silver wheels always look dirty compaired to the polished wheels. I had to clean my polished wheels almost every day to keep the brake dust off even after just a few miles. I've now got chrome factory wheels and I'm happy- They stay clean as the dust doesn't stick and they look great.
To sum it up- I my opinion get the polished.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:00 AM   #11
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I like the polished wheels alot when they are clean! If you get polished, make sure you change your brake pads to ceramics before you drive 10 miles! Hahaha
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:12 AM   #12
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Polished all the way with CGM... Midnight always looks dirty.

Unless of course you plan to go w/ some nice forged aftermarket wheels...
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:15 AM   #13
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I wouldn't waste the extra money. Just remember, you have 4 piston brembo brakes and 14'' rotors on your car. As soon as you make the first couple of stops in traffic, your polished wheels will look just like midnight silver.
haha this it true!
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #14
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Impatient purchasing (I didn't want to wait for a build) forced me to go with the Polished Rims. I'd much rather have the Midnight Silver.
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I currently have my track tires on, and have all 3 of the different stock colors of wheels on my car. (midnight silver, painted alum, polished alum.) and honestly noone notices unless i say something to them. They aren't that different. BUT however, I do like the polished the best.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:48 AM   #16
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Jimmy, here is the deal......IF you like SHINNY wheels, go with the Polished, if you like a "darker" look, or maybe you plan on debadging the car, stick with teh stock RS wheels. The CGM cars look great with the stock RS wheels, it suites them well.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #17
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lol @ Midnight silver looks dirty. I could have sworn that when people were first trying to buy these cars, they had to put the MS and polished wheels next to each other and squint just to tell the difference.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:14 PM   #18
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I wouldn't waste the extra money. Just remember, you have 4 piston brembo brakes and 14'' rotors on your car. As soon as you make the first couple of stops in traffic, your polished wheels will look just like midnight silver.

That's just until you replace your pads with ceramic and eliminate the nasty brake dust problem...

Polished look better IMO, and you won't have to worry about paint chipping...
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:15 PM   #19
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I love my midnight silver wheels and from my experience with polished wheels they are a maintenance type wheel. in time polished will pit up and corrode if your not on top of washing and drying them as brake dust eates into the finish. chromed is even worse. cant tell you how many corvette wheels i have come across that were ruined
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:45 PM   #20
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Midnight Silver....I actually wish they were darker.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:55 PM   #21
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I'd keep the Midnight Silver wheels. As stated, there's really not a whole lot of difference between the two. Plus, the Midnight Silver is exclusive only to the RS package. Since you're paying for that, I wouldn't change the wheels to something non RS Camaros may have.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #22
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Get the polished, damn glad I did, i finally seen the midnight silver ones on an IOM V6 and looked cheap looking to me, they don't stand out like the polished wheels do.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #23
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I just sold my MS wheels to buy Polished. As stated most people will not notice the difference but to me it was night and day on my Black car. On CGM I feel it is a much better combo with the Polished. However, I almost went chrome and if I were to do it on a CGM I would definitely go chrome. Here is a forum members car that was posted here with chrome. You can get the exchange done for about 800.00 with shipping charges.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:06 PM   #24
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I love my midnight silver wheels and from my experience with polished wheels they are a maintenance type wheel. in time polished will pit up and corrode if your not on top of washing and drying them as brake dust eates into the finish. chromed is even worse. cant tell you how many corvette wheels i have come across that were ruined
The polished wheels are clear-coated so from a maintenance standpoint they are the same as the Midnight Silver.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:45 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the input, I believe polished is the way I'll go. But the chrome looks sweet too.
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