I would prefer to have some kind of silver or chromed lip but if i can't get it to look right on these wheels then i'm not going to do it. The rims i have on my civic are a dark gunmetal color with a machined silver lip and i love the way they look on black car. Either way, i want to do something. Plus with black wheels, the brake dust really doesn't show. Nothing is 100% for sure yet though.
But taking them to a paint shop would be nice but a big part of doing it myself would to save money. Also i don't have other rims to put on the car while they would be in the paint shop. The plan is wait till i have two days off in a row when it'* nice and warm out to paint them. That way i can start early one day and paint them and by the next morning i can put them back on the car. Plus when i have the wheels off and the car on jacks, i can paint the calipers too.
Thanks for all your great input and comments.