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Help me pick a color for my rims #4894381
10/12/18 12:38 AM
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Ive been wanting to powder coat my rims for awhile now. Im thinking gloss white or gloss black. Heres a factory pic of my car, mine looks the same in every way and same rims.

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12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894383
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The oem color is called ice metallic blue. Its more less a shiny baby blue.


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13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894384
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What is the bolt pattern, 5 on 100? How about 18X8" black aftermarket wheels and 225/40/18 tires?

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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: userfriendly] #4894387
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5x105 stupid pattern. Id rather keep my eco 16in rims. They weigh like 16 pounds.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894396
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I think a bright white would be best.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894405
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Leave it alone, imho


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894413
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Tough with that color...hard to match. Bronze maybe?


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894422
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Yeah, I like the OE silver color just fine with that sky blue paint


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894431
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Spacesaver yellow appears to be a popular choice these days.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: rooflessVW] #4894458
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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Leave it alone, imho


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894490
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IMHO, certainly not white, and probably not black either. Maybe a darker metallic grey? I'd play around on the tire rack wheel app and see how dark grey looks. Is the grill grey, maybe match that?
If you've got time to kill, maybe brush/polish the lip and clear coat it. I like the look of brushed aluminum.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894494
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What is this going to gain you? Cover curb rash? Get you 2 MPG better mileage covering them with 0W-20 may be more help in that sense.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894508
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White was a brief thing in the '80s, and to my eye it never really settled. It passed like a fad after something like 3 years.

Black is in vogue right now. I used to love the look because it looked more industrial and "bad" in 80's slang. In my circles, it came about as the look run for a rally or rallycross course where folks ran steelies out of need. But it doesn't work on everything. To my eye a clean unmodified car with black wheels /risks/ looking fake, whereas a lowered/lifted/modified vehicle with black wheels fits better.

I'll second the "go to tire rack" and play suggestion.

Oh, one more point - oem rims, recolored, look like recolored oem wheels. It doesn't work. I did it and was not impressed after I got over the "look what I did" thing. If you want a different look, IMO just saving up and buying aftermarket wheels is the way to go. Or better yet, invest in a different mod with more functional purpose. Or save for retirement. "The truth about cars" boards are full of stats today about the poor state of American's financial savings.

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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894517
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Everybody runs black nowadays so skip it. You know someone rashed their wheels if you see matte-black plasti-dip.

How about bronze? Or, how about one spoke per wheel painted a different color? It would be unique.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894520
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Flat black. You don't want those rims outshining the paint or the other black surfaces.


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