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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894535 10/12/18 09:22 AM
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Leave it alone or some variation of silver or gray.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894550 10/12/18 09:45 AM
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Gunmetal Gray. I'd find it in sprayable vinyl first, like AutoDip. If you decide you don't like it after some time - just peel it off and move on to the next color.


P.S. But I am on the "leave it alone" team. Stock silver complements the car paint nicely.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894555 10/12/18 09:48 AM
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Leave them as is. Are you trying to make your car look less of a girls car?


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4894559 10/12/18 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
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.

So you've never done anything to a car for looks? It's going to gain him a little personalization, nothing wrong with that.

Not white and not glossy anything. Flat black screams low rent Plastidip. A darker grey or graphite or bronze would probably be OK.

Another choice is a different OEM wheel. Don't know if there's a take-off wheel market on Cruze wheels but it's another choice.



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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894565 10/12/18 09:57 AM
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Titanium Gunmetal color would look great on your car.


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894577 10/12/18 10:07 AM
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I like the oem color


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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894588 10/12/18 10:18 AM
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If you are set on white or black- black. White would make it look a little too feminine for me.

If you're open to colors outside of white and black, I would plastidip them in different colors to see what you like most. I'd try a bronze, gunmetal gray, even orange. If you don't like it, simply peel it off and try a different color.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of those rims but I understand wanting to stick with them. I think trying a different variation of colors with something that is easily removable would be your best bet.

Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894597 10/12/18 10:27 AM
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You may not like my opinion, but you asked, so here it is...I absolutely hate black wheels on ANY vehicle...I have two rules when it comes to vehicles; wheels should be chrome, and paint should be glossy...

Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894630 10/12/18 11:21 AM
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It looks good the way it is but I like the gun metal gray idea if you have to do a change. Maybe the spokes in the grey and leave the outer lip silver. Something like this.

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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894632 10/12/18 11:24 AM
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Between white or black, would go black butmy go to would be gunmetal grey.

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I agree. Black wheels RARELY ever look good, IMHO. They always strike me as "dirty". Now, I have seen some that are exceptions, but they are rare.

Personally, I think the wheels look great as they are right now. They go well with the color and look of the car, BUT, if you feel you must change them, a titanium or gunmetal grey, like this color:

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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894655 10/12/18 11:56 AM
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Black wheels are SO played out unless they are steelies. I don't think people realize that the shift towards black painted wheels is because they are cheaper on new cars than chrome or polishing. Any colour but black, bronze is a good alternative but I would save for a new* set of quality brand name wheels that can perhaps be used on a future car or resold. Grats on not picking up a set of cheap aftermarket wheels, I would rather even black painted stockers any day of the week.

EDIT: New or used set* I always see used wheels on Kijiji, you might be be able to find a set of better factory wheels from a different model/car. OEM wheels outside of their application can be pretty cool, especially if they are from a different brand.

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Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: maxdustington] #4894672 10/12/18 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
Black wheels are SO played out unless they are steelies. I don't think people realize that the shift towards black painted wheels is because they are cheaper on new cars than chrome or polishing. Any colour but black, bronze is a good alternative but I would save for a new* set of quality brand name wheels that can perhaps be used on a future car or resold. Grats on not picking up a set of cheap aftermarket wheels, I would rather even black painted stockers any day of the week.

EDIT: New or used set* I always see used wheels on Kijiji, you might be be able to find a set of better factory wheels from a different model/car. OEM wheels outside of their application can be pretty cool, especially if they are from a different brand.


I know a lot of people who actually think black wheels look good...to me they just look like they're covered in brake dust...

Re: Help me pick a color for my rims [Re: Dylan1303] #4894725 10/12/18 01:23 PM
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Black would not compliment the color of that car. A gunmetal grey would be the darkest and only color I'd choose other than the OEM silver on that baby blue since the windows are tinted.

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Chrome maybe?


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