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Old 11-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Winter wheel color choice? Included photoshopped pictures

So I am going to paint my winter wheels just for the fun of doing so and I want to know your opinion on colors. I have done a few photoshopped colors but I was just doing things at random. ANY suggestions you have are open. Let me know your opinions

By the way, this is my first attempt at photoshop so don't flame on my lack of skills please haha

My car is flat satin black, not the OEM black pearl.

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Now for the colors






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Old 11-14-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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red is pretty darn cool
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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I say leave them stock. When people spray paint their wheels by themselves it almost always looks much worse than stock. If you really want a new color then get them professionally powder coated instead.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:00 AM   #4
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stock please. Spray painted wheels just look and sound bad.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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i had mine powdercoated

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
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1. I heard powder coating is expensive. I am a college student and dont have much money

2. I wasn't going to just take the wheel off and slap some paint on there. They would be properly prepared with cleaning, sanding, priming and would get multiple costs of paint

So I should just leave them stock?

BigRob, do you mind if I ask how much that cost you? And how difficult has it been to keep those clean?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:19 AM   #7
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1. I heard powder coating is expensive. I am a college student and dont have much money

2. I wasn't going to just take the wheel off and slap some paint on there. They would be properly prepared with cleaning, sanding, priming and would get multiple costs of paint

So I should just leave them stock?

BigRob, do you mind if I ask how much that cost you? And how difficult has it been to keep those clean?
it depends on the color. yelp or google around and ask for quotes

my highest quote for powdercoating in black and clear was $450 so hope that gives you an idea.

you can keep them stock if you want if its winter who is going to care. spring/summer/fall is what you want to stick out but its just color. only do it if you really want to finish it off and keep that set or buy a set of rims w the color you want already.

another choice is if you want to plasti dip it which costs cheaper but not sure how it holds up sorry, someone else might pitch in.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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BigRob, do you mind if I ask how much that cost you? And how difficult has it been to keep those clean?
well, i got them from a friend, and does it at his house, so i dont think you are going to get them as cheap as i did...180 bux for the wheels and them powdercoated. they are a little bit of a PITA to keep clean. i cleaned them today and waxed them, so hopefully that will help me when i clean them next time..
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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White, or if you want to be loud and/annoying, pink, green, or orange. Personally I like white for summer and something bright and annoying for winter
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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Yeah I would actually rather plasti dip it that way I can take it off if I dont like it, and when winter is over. I'm definitely not paying $400 for someone to paint my stock wheels. Thats a waste in my opinion. If I had $400, I would just save up another $600 and buy actual wheels.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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I assumed that was the answer I was going to get. I'm either going to leave them the stock color or maybe plasti dip black on them, who knows haha
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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1. I heard powder coating is expensive. I am a college student and dont have much money

2. I wasn't going to just take the wheel off and slap some paint on there. They would be properly prepared with cleaning, sanding, priming and would get multiple costs of paint

So I should just leave them stock?

BigRob, do you mind if I ask how much that cost you? And how difficult has it been to keep those clean?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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OP have you tried plasti-dip?

I think this would be your best cheapest and safest bet.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #14
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No I haven't tried plasti dip yet. I will be using it on a few interior pieces this week. I am probably going to leave the wheels stock :/ if I have left over black plasti dip I will spray one wheel and see how I like it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #15
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I kinda like the orange but red looks good too
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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I just plasti-dipped mine
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:39 AM   #17
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Rusto Ultra-cover and some 3x5 cards makes anyone a "pro" on any wheel... ESPECIALLY if they are "winter" wheels...

Not the greatest wheels, or car, but the paint came out GREAT... lol...

Satin brick red?
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