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      01-29-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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My car as is. Input wanted on powder coating wheels

Hey all,
I know I'm probable new to all of you. I've been on here for awhile, I just tend tu lurk, haha. Anyway, I was thinking about powdercoating my hyperblack CSL style wheels white but I want some input first. Here's the most recent high quality photo of my car... It's from over the summer and I've since installed wheel spacers and the car is slightly lower in the front and at least a half inch or so lower in the rear. Sorry it's not more recent but hey, I guess I just don't take enough pictures of my car?




If white does't work out for the wheels I'll probably just wait until I can afford something 3 piece or very light and go for those. I'd love to give white wheels a shot though.
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      01-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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I'm not apposed to white wheels in anyway all I'm saying is that they will be a pain in the ass to clean. If you do decide to go white definitely go with a low dust pad
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      01-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #3
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black and white is a hard combo to rock. The csl style rims I feel aren't the right style to try to go white with. I'd save up..

Personally my favorite black and white setup

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black and white is a hard combo to rock. The csl style rims I feel aren't the right style to try to go white with. I'd save up..

Personally my favorite black and white setup

WOW that looks great!

Yeah I feel like with these wheels, white would either look really good or really bad. Probably isn't worth risking throwing $350-400 out the window for.
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      01-29-2013, 01:44 AM   #5
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Do what everybody else does around here and plastidip them white, cheap and reversible.
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      01-29-2013, 03:11 AM   #6
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Do what everybody else does around here and plastidip them white, cheap and reversible.
+1 plastidip one side of them to get a general idea and if you like it go ahead and get them powdercoated white.
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      01-29-2013, 03:22 AM   #7
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IMO i think that the current state of your wheels look awesome on your car
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      01-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #8
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I had my m3 wheels done in white..ended up plastidipping them black after lol but i think its the paint i used.. They were very dusty and ober a matter of weeks they started to stain frm the rain etc. ill find a pic for you though.
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Heres the thread

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728984
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      01-29-2013, 09:58 AM   #10
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i think white wouldnt look good on those type of rims but that just my opinion . as previously said try the plastidip method out first and see how that goes
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That looks great! That's either exactly the contrast I'm looking for, or close to it. I like how sharply defined the lines of the wheels are.
That being said, I'm almost afraid to stray from the sort of OE look that my car has now, because I'm pretty low for being on 19" wheels (at least in my opinion. ) and I'll be installing MMW race headers this weekend. I'm not a huge fan of grabbing the attention of every motorist around me as I'm young and I like to lay low and stick to the speed limit for insurance purposes, haha.
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I like them a lot in hyper black

white rarely looks good imo
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keep em hyperblack. but i might just be bias.
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Not white.

... my vote? a darker GUNMETAL!!! that would be sick!

I have a jet black car too and went with black with polished lip wheels... if i didnt go with those, i wouldve went with a dark gunmetal CSL style.
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i like it better as is
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Micheal, white wouldnt look good on black IMO. well, for your car at least. You should do em pink haha. Or just plastidip them for now until you get a new set. I found some style95s local too if you want em lol
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Id put the money towards getting the dent out of your door.
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I like them how they are but if you really want white ones i think itd look better with spoke wheels instead of mesh
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Id put the money towards getting the dent out of your door.
Lmao I was waiting for this. Or the one above my windshield. Hail damage from before I bought the car I've pulled the one on the door myself, but I'm not too keen on taking to a dent so close to my windshield, so that'll be done professionally.
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Micheal, white wouldnt look good on black IMO. well, for your car at least. You should do em pink haha. Or just plastidip them for now until you get a new set. I found some style95s local too if you want em lol
The ones the guy with that slammed LS400 is trying to get rid of? I'll have to talk to him about them again. Have you been seeing an orange Acura on style 95's with stupid amounts of camber around town lately?
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i would go blue. but hey thats just me white i think would look good but not the best it could be with those rims go blue be diffferent haha
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The ones the guy with that slammed LS400 is trying to get rid of? I'll have to talk to him about them again. Have you been seeing an orange Acura on style 95's with stupid amounts of camber around town lately?
Nah, theres another guy. There's also a guy in Winston Salem selling a set for 5xx with tires. I haven't see the orange Acura tho. Prob looks retarded haha
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