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Old 03-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #11
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Very Nice.

Okay I will be the first to ask. How big is that garage. 5 doors showing in the pic!
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When i saw the pictures i thought it would look great with black gloss wheels. With the tint and cleared corners it would look a little batmobile like, go for it.
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For those curious the tint is 10% in the back windows, 30% on the front two windows and the 6 in. sunstrip is also 10%.

As for the huge garage...I wish it was really that big but I live in a condo and each of the 6 (1 more garage out of sight to the left) is a single car garage. There are 6 more on the other side of the building.

I like the idea of painting the wheels gloss black more and more every day And everyone I have asked about it likes the idea too. I even thought about maybe leaving the very edge of wheel non-painted and paint just the spokes and the inside of the wheel. Either way I want to make a test wheel first and see how it looks.
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I personally do not like black wheels without a chrome or polished lip.
I think it makes the wheels look like spares.
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I personally do not like black wheels without a chrome or polished lip.
I think it makes the wheels look like spares.
yea, or you know...... you could actually have an pro shop paint them for you. The aftermarket car/rim industry has blown up over the past 7-8 years! you can take your wheels to a local paint shop and have them paint those any color for you
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I'm with looong4. I don't like cars that are monochrome in color. I think there are very few wheels that look good with body color. Yours would probably look pretty good because they are similar to the GN wheels and they look good. But I agree, they need a chrome or silver lip to give some accent.
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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.
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