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Keep the factory golden-oldies, and just repaint them! 4 36.36%
Ditch the golden-oldies, update to GP or newer Bonnie wheels! 7 63.64%
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Okay, I imagine this is going to spark some interesting results, but here goes:

Upon looking closer at my factory Gold honeycomb wheels, I noticed that quite a bit of paint is strating to flake off of the Gold colored section, and there is quite a bit of that nasty Inland Northwest winter crap just coated and baked on there from years of not being treated right, and the aluminum ring along the outer part is flaking quite a bit...
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So my question is this, on a '94 Black SSEi, should I keep the existing wheels, and just repaint them with as close a match as possible, or should I look at getting some GP or newer Bonnie Chromies if they will fit? Any opinion is welcome...otherwise, why would I ask?
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i think you should keep those and get them powder coated black with the sliver lip. Would look pretty nice i think
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i say get newer ones, the 02+ chrome five spokes look pretty good on any bonnie IMO
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i say get newer ones, the 02+ chrome five spokes look pretty good on any bonnie IMO
x2 I think those are my favorite stock Bonneville rims - even beating out the GXP ones (but not by much - lol).
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i say get newer ones, the 02+ chrome five spokes look pretty good on any bonnie IMO
x2 I think those are my favorite stock Bonneville rims - even beating out the GXP ones (but not by much - lol).
oh yea, i forgot about the GXP rims, they are pretty much sex. but theyre so expensive.
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id say get some new ... but the powder coating idea didnt seem to bad either
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If you can poweder coat them black do that, it would look SWEET. If you cant do that then get some of the chrome T-stars, those would look fantastic as well
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I would go for a less popular 00+ wheel. Someone on this forum has the 20 spokes on an older Bonneville and it looks great. Believe it or not I get compliments all the time on my 20 spokes. No one ever notices the GXP gauges or pedals.
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theres a guy near me with 2000+ swoopies for sale i think.
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theres a guy near me with 2000+ swoopies for sale i think.
Swoopies = the five star chromies I see on the 00+??? If so, I may want the info, but shipping may kill the price...I was thinking orginally doing the 00+ chromed wheels, but if I do that, then I gotsta put some chrome accents on the car as well....Hmm...

The powdercoating idea wasn't too bad either, may have to play around on photoshop with that one to see how it would look...that'* a lot of black, though, can anyone say undercover unit? lol

I'll keep checking in...
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