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      11-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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new look mod and more to come soon!

Bored at work so decided to paint my rims same color as car BSM and did my chrome trim in black..have scoops and springs on the way as well as caliper paint. Looks pretty good I think..






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      11-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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i think that's the first time i've seen those wheels in black

not bad

you gotta get some sort of front bumper or lip though!
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you paint the trim/grilles in flat black but have the wheels glossy? ummm ok. I think it would've been better with the trim being in gloss black (or paint matched BSM whatever) and the wheels left alone.

but hey, at least the wheels are invisible now! that was the goal right?
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i think that's the first time i've seen those wheels in black

not bad

you gotta get some sort of front bumper or lip though!
Looking at a few front bumper options...thanks
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you paint the trim/grilles in flat black but have the wheels glossy? ummm ok. I think it would've been better with the trim being in gloss black (or paint matched BSM whatever) and the wheels left alone.

but hey, at least the wheels are invisible now! that was the goal right?
I like the flat black trim and grill....I liked the stock color of the rims also but wanted to change it up to keep me interested in the car since I trade cars a lot when I get bored with them..thanks for your opinion
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Ehhhhh maybe I would have liked gunmetal a little better....I like being able to see the wheel.
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Ehhhhh maybe I would have liked gunmetal a little better....I like being able to see the wheel.



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I agree with color matching the rims/trim/grills but hey to each their own plus you can always repaint stuff! Murdered out look looks pretty cool
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if you like it then that's all that matters! me personally i'm not a huge fan of the black wheels
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I agree with color matching the rims/trim/grills but hey to each their own plus you can always repaint stuff! Murdered out look looks pretty cool
Thanks very easy to change color of stuff. Its what I do everyday lol
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if you like it then that's all that matters! me personally i'm not a huge fan of the black wheels
Ya might switch it up to a crazy color later on but I'm happy with the black out look right now..thanks for your opinion
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How did you paint that trim? Looks very well done, no plastidip job for sure
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Ehhhhh maybe I would have liked gunmetal a little better....I like being able to see the wheel.
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How did you paint that trim? Looks very well done, no plastidip job for sure
No I'm not really a plastidip fan... took them off and sprayed them with matte black, sanded the chrome first then sprayed about three coats
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No I'm not really a plastidip fan... took them off and sprayed them with matte black, sanded the chrome first then sprayed about three coats
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I agree.
You can still see the wheel just fine during the day...has the metallic finish so it shines very nicely in the sun..guess the pics don't do it justice..I'll take better ones after I drop her..
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Dousn't look bad at all. Once you paint the calipers it'll look even better
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I personally dont like black on black, it reminds me of a highschool kids car but i can respect the effort and quality
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Its active cruise control...drives itself on highway
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