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View Poll Results: What colour do I get the wheels finished in?
Polished Lips with Black Centers 25 21.01%
Polished Lips with Gun Metal Centers 94 78.99%
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Unread 01-31-2006, 01:48 PM
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Default Deciding on Wheel Colour for my 69

Ok. I/we have narrowed it down to painting the car either Black or a Darker Blue with Gun Metal SS Stripes.

I am going to be getting Forgeline SP3P w/ poliswhed lips (see attached picture). I need to get the wheels now before the car is painted so that i can mock everything up and start the fab work on the suspension, body, chassis to fit the wheels/tires.

So my question is given that I have two choices to paint the car at this point, do i get a Black center or Gun metal center on the wheels?

Please state your choice and reason why you made that choice.

My dad and I are in disagreement about the wheels, however, both of us are leaning to painting the car black with gun metal SS Stripes.

He wants Black centers on the wheels because "it will look cool all black".

I want Gun Metal Centers on the wheels to accentuate the SS Stripes and also because i feel if the wheels are black, then you will loose some of the lines of the car because there will be too much black.

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Unread 01-31-2006, 01:59 PM
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I would go with the grey centers for the reasons you stated.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 02:15 PM
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I guess the saying once you go black you never go back is fitting here. I would go the black centers on the car weather you paint the car black or grey. the gray centers would be for another color. More of a contrast color. The black wheels thing though is kind of a fade you might say. I like the black wheels. And think they look good on black cars and dark colored cars. They also look good on contrasting color cars. Just my 2 cents but once you order the black you can never go back.

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Unread 01-31-2006, 02:21 PM
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iv gone with black on mine so i say black check out in my post cool wheels
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Unread 01-31-2006, 02:35 PM
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It really depends on what direction you are going with the car. The black wheels would look good if you are going with the stealth bad ass look. With the Gun Metal centers it will not have that look, but will add the detailing contrast that I think black needs. IMO If it were my car, I would go with Gun Metal centers. It is a nice contrasting yet neutral color that would go well with the stripes.

Look at Prodigy, if that car had black wheels I think they would get lost & give the car a whole different look.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 02:39 PM
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Any photoshop wizz' around here?
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Unread 01-31-2006, 02:40 PM
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My $.02 is get the polished ones now. since the wheel is 3 pc you can always take the centers out and have them powder coated to match the stripe or black or whatever color you want. The polished centers will make the powder coat so much better.

Just make sure to un-mount the tires before you disassemble the wheel...
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Unread 01-31-2006, 03:31 PM
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My $.02 is get the polished ones now. since the wheel is 3 pc you can always take the centers out and have them powder coated to match the stripe or black or whatever color you want. The polished centers will make the powder coat so much better.

Just make sure to un-mount the tires before you disassemble the wheel...

Good call!! Why didn't I think of that?? DUH? Especially since that's bascially what I'm doing. For a different reason though. My polished centers should be here this week. I'll have them coated, then I'm sending them back for assembly.

Having polished pieces before powder coating or anodizing does make for a much nicer finish.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 03:33 PM
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Aren't modular wheels great?!
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Unread 01-31-2006, 07:34 PM
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I hate polished SP3Ps on black cars
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