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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    black out my wheels or not?

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    what do you think?





    yes, i know it needs to be lowered.

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    Established Member Two Rings Euro Whips's Avatar
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    Do it! The black wheels look great with the black grill and roof (?)!

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    Senior Member Two Rings
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    Just make sure it is gloss black... Matt will look a bit odd with the gloss black touches on the car.

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    I think it'd be an improvement for sure. Stand out more.

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    i think gunmetal would offer a nicer contrast if your grill is already blacked out. i painted mine gunmetal, thought about the black but thought it'd be too plain w/ the black and red

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    i guess i should point out that i'd be plasti dipping the wheels the same color as the plasti dip on the grill...unless plasti dip makes gunmetal.

    here's another shot:


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    Do it black

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    Established Member Two Rings 2BehindJordan's Avatar
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    +1 for gunmetal

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    Veteran Member Four Rings A4A4A4's Avatar
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    Plasti-dip does make gunmetal PD. I vote for that.
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    Veteran Member Three Rings miggity02's Avatar
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    Plastidip. Just take your time and do it right.

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    Senior Member Three Rings audirings4's Avatar
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    If you want to "do it right" get them powder-coated or just keep them silver.

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by audirings4 View Post
    If you want to "do it right" get them powder-coated or just keep them silver.
    are you saying plasti dipping ISN'T doing it right?

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    While it may turn out ok, and it may even last a while, No, it is NOT "doing it right"

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    Senior Member Three Rings dubguts's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboChris View Post
    While it may turn out ok, and it may even last a while, No, it is NOT "doing it right"
    Depends on how the OP sees as "doing it right"

    I say plastidip, because if you don't like it, you can peel it off and save yourself the money of having it powder coated
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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubguts View Post
    I say plastidip, because if you don't like it, you can peel it off and save yourself the money of having it powder coated
    ding ding ding! winner! ;)

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    Veteran Member Three Rings miggity02's Avatar
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    I was just saying that plastidip is a great way to try a gunmetal color out without spending a good chunk of change powder coating and not entirely liking the outcome. At least op knows that if he doesn't like it, he's only out a few hours of his time and $30.
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    i used duplicolor wheel paint for the gunmetal color you see in my pics

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    Veteran Member Three Rings miggity02's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznsap View Post
    i used duplicolor wheel paint for the gunmetal color you see in my pics
    how is the holding up? If my matte black avant garde m310s are too dark I might hit them with duplicolor or maybe a coat of clear to brighten them up a bit.
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    Black wheels and black roof... Do it!!
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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    i did it yesterday. i have to get the car washed then i'll take pics.

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    took it w/ my cell phone cam but you get the idea.




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