Recent Topics
Costco requiring membership for food court
by WhyMe - 02/20/20 02:56 PM
Next Tesla OTA Update - Street Lights
by JeffKeryk - 02/20/20 02:49 PM
Robocalls stopped for now...
by rekit - 02/20/20 02:27 PM
Pennzoil 0w30
by Eddie - 02/20/20 01:55 PM
Using an upper cylinder lube for lean running engine?
by dunlop0078 - 02/20/20 01:45 PM
New Ford Escape...1.0 liter...really?
by grampi - 02/20/20 01:34 PM
I need information on these filters
by 4fordsd - 02/20/20 01:18 PM
WashZilla
by John_Conrad - 02/20/20 12:56 PM
Continental WinterContact TS870
by SubLGT - 02/20/20 12:52 PM
What sort of ATF and is Merc V synthetic?
by Stinky123 - 02/20/20 12:37 PM
Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses?
by MoneyJohn - 02/20/20 11:34 AM
Caliper Boot Was Loose When Changing Pads
by Fitz98 - 02/20/20 11:15 AM
Non-Detergent and Additized Mono-Grades
by MolaKule - 02/20/20 11:14 AM
$25 Pennzoil rebate on 1 case of 6 qts
by Ride_Red - 02/20/20 08:28 AM
Ratcheting Wrenches
by Redright9 - 02/20/20 07:27 AM
Buick Regal 2.0T Ecotec Engines
by ET16 - 02/20/20 06:34 AM
Fuchs Titan GT1 Evo 0w20 LL014FE
by kr_bitog - 02/20/20 05:46 AM
Tungsten Ravenol
by V10 - 02/20/20 01:37 AM
Newest Members
AAIRCraig, Jason454, Max331, 4fordsd, Mayberryminitruc
70760 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
117 registered members (4fordsd, andyd, 28oz, 53' Stude, Alfred_B, 11 invisible), 2,184 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics301,709
Posts5,201,073
Members70,760
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Help me pick a color for my rims #4894381 10/12/18 12:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 352
D
Dylan1303 Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 352
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.

03091DE1-1642-4B74-8B8D-57862871CD49.jpeg

12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
19 cruze auto 1.4t amsoil oe 5w20 tuned on 24psi
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894383 10/12/18 12:39 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 352
D
Dylan1303 Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 352
The oem color is called ice metallic blue. Its more less a shiny baby blue.


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
19 cruze auto 1.4t amsoil oe 5w20 tuned on 24psi
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894384 10/12/18 12:44 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,000
U
userfriendly Offline
Offline
U
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,000
What is the bolt pattern, 5 on 100? How about 18X8" black aftermarket wheels and 225/40/18 tires?

Last edited by userfriendly; 10/12/18 12:45 AM.
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: userfriendly] #4894387 10/12/18 12:53 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 352
D
Dylan1303 Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 352
5x105 stupid pattern. Id rather keep my eco 16in rims. They weigh like 16 pounds.


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
19 cruze auto 1.4t amsoil oe 5w20 tuned on 24psi
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894396 10/12/18 01:54 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,820
F
FordBroncoVWJeta Online Content
Online Content
F
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,820
I think a bright white would be best.


2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T - 2015 Honda CRV 2.4 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 - 2007 Chevy Trailblazer 4.2 - 2003 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894405 10/12/18 02:48 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,976
rooflessVW Offline
Offline
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,976
Leave it alone, imho


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894413 10/12/18 02:59 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,762
D
daves87rs Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,762
Tough with that color...hard to match. Bronze maybe?


2020 Chevrolet Trax LS
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Too much GM.. ;-)

Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894422 10/12/18 03:46 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,176
C
Char Baby Offline
Offline
C
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,176
Yeah, I like the OE silver color just fine with that sky blue paint


"Retired"
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic 1.8 LX
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894431 10/12/18 04:24 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 43,495
S
Shannow Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 43,495
Spacesaver yellow appears to be a popular choice these days.


If it's the truth....it can handle the pressure !!!
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: rooflessVW] #4894458 10/12/18 05:51 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 20,994
A
aquariuscsm Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 20,994
Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Leave it alone, imho


This. The sock wheels on those care are beautiful.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 0W20

Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894490 10/12/18 07:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 9,336
I
IndyIan Offline
Offline
I
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 9,336
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.


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 245km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 35km 0W20
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894494 10/12/18 07:35 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,966
JohnnyJohnson Offline
Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,966
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.


2004 Corolla 138781
Out: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 10-29-19 136457
In: Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W-20 ST 4386
2006 Duramax 77060
Out: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73909
In: Rotella Dino PH9100 11-3-19
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894508 10/12/18 07:55 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,164
M
meep Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,164
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.

-m


2018 F150
2015 crv (wifey!)
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894517 10/12/18 08:03 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,962
L
LotI Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,962
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.


03 Honda Interceptor
11 Kawasaki KLR 650
12 Ford E450 Cutaway
19 Buick Regal TourX
Retired:
17 VW GTI
17 Mazda6 GT
14 Honda Accord Sport
Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894520 10/12/18 08:08 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 7,723
Schmoe Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 7,723
Flat black. You don't want those rims outshining the paint or the other black surfaces.


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
2018 CRV EX-L
2017 Accord Coupe V6 EX-L 6AT
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™