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Paint or not to paint?

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Wheels & Suspension' started by tekagga, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. tekagga

    tekagga Member

    Getting new set of rims that I am thinking of powder coating... semi or gloss... not sure yet...

    20''
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    what yall think?
     
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  2. leave the lips chrome and black chrome the rest... change the center caps if u can with LED flash lights or LASERS! BEAST MOBILE! juss dont drive near me LOL
     
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    tekagga

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    Im painting the Whole thing... tired of the black center and chrome outside on every other OB FX... trying something new..
     
  4. wat color is ur FX?
     
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    tekagga

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    Obsidian
     
  6. brown_fv

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    i really like the black chrome, chrome lip idea...sounds like it would look really nice on an OB FX.
     
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    tekagga

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    every other black fx has that...
     
  8. ok then red? orange? burgandy? or how about blue? u can ask for like reflex blue (i wanted to paint my car in that color) or CHAMELION! eh dont feel like correcting it... juss feel like typing... TYPE!

    flat black?
     
  9. wait is obsidian = black?
     
  10. imballin2day

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    Yea its black
     
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    tekagga

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    Well decided to go semi... see how it comes out in a week or so..
     
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  13. asherchy

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    i love those titanium rims that were on the silvia in rookies issue of turbo...

    or these

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    tekagga

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    Thats what im going for.. but no time attack stripe.. not a fan of it.. hopefully it comes out well...

    well see by next week or so..
     
  15. turbocad6

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    I did an 07 s550 w lorenzer kit & asanti 22's, it was white & we did the wheel centers black & the whole lip white... looked totally sick.... those cars are cool too because doing a drop on it is all done through electronics....


    painted lip can look sweet, would just think that if you do the rim all one black tone it may look cheap, like someone sprayed it with a can.... wanna really do something sweet? make the center semi flat lower gloss & the lips high gloss, then it'll look sick rather than cheap, just my opinion... all black, but with contrast too...
    my chrome lips have a few tiny marks & I've been contemplating painting them too, I would do the centers black pearl to match my fx & the lips just gloss black & black out all the other trim on the whole thing maybe... just a little contrast will be the difference between gorgeous & cheap looking I think... look more classy & custom to me...
     
  16. trainerKEN

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    sometimes all black wheels can look like spare tires/wheels... There's a black Bentley GT and Black M5 around my area with that setup and I swear... everytime I see them, for a split second I think they had 2 flat tires back to back... and somehow got a hold of 2 spares (I'm usually looking at them from the side... so I'm only seeing 2 of the wheels)
     
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    tekagga

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    i was just thinking that... making the lip a gloss black and center semi...
     
  18. turbocad6

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    yeah that's gotta look awesome, def wont have the stolen recovery look of all semi-flat...
     
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    tekagga

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    we'll see... rims are being delivered tom.. and hopefully as well to the shop...
     
  20. After reading im curious to see how they turned out, new pics of the finished wheels? :)