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Look like factory z/zx but chromed.

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Look like factory z/zx but chromed.

 

Yep, and nope...  professionally polished by the PO, didn't like the way they looked on his so he sold'm to me.   I'm probably going to end up blacking them out, they're way to chrome/bright looking for my tastes. 

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Try blacking out the center panels of the spokes. What about home anodizing them? Nice gray color and a harder surface?

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I was thinking about going with black on the whole rim, and then the same orange as the car on the center spoke cut-outs.  

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Nice close up before i had it installed.

 

PO did a great job on these, they were clean all the way around.

 

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What about home anodizing them? and a harder surface?

 

 

ooooh totally forgot that I could have these anodized...   heck yeah!  Black Anodize and then have the inner painted orange.  

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ooooh totally forgot that I could have these anodized...   heck yeah!  Black Anodize and then have the inner painted orange.  

 

Or "Black Chrome" plated?  It's actually a Nickle Oxide derivative compound so should bond well with your existing chrome plating.

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Just aluminum oxide. It's dull gray/silver with orange in the spokes. Mmmm

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sure you could of found some that were all cruddy and had them anodized also and saved some money. What an insult to the guy who polished them.

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Darker is better! Grabbed these last year, they have been patiently waiting for spring time.

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What an insult to the guy who polished them.

 

Why would it be an insult to the PO?  He had them polished and didn't like the look on his car, so he sold them.  I bought them, they're mine, they're in great shape and i can do what I want with them.  It's no insult to the guy before me.   That would be like saying doing any engine swap in any car is an insult to the owner before you.   

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What about just glass bead blasting the center to break up the bling? 

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Seems like a waste to buy very well polished wheels to just cover them up, if you were just going to coat them black why get a polished set?

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because they were the cheapest, and nicest set I had seen available in a long time.

 

opportunity + budget + quality = me buying them

 

To be honest, kinda funny that it actually bothers people lol

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I'm not a fan of bling either. They need to be toned down.

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Gotta love some new shiny stuff!

  

  I'm probably going to end up blacking them out, they're way to chrome/bright looking for my tastes.

 

Buys "shiny new stuff"; blacks them out to make them look just like old stuff.

 

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i got these cheaper than I would have paid for a broken down set that needed a whole lot more work.  So, in the end... if anyone wants to pay me good money to get some nice shiny ones, then I can then go back out and try to find some broken down ones to make ya'll feel better than feel free to PM me with your offer.

 

Other wise, to each their own ;) 

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Ah, its all cool. Just don't see your reasoning. But, each their own. I love Bling on a good paint job and people stop in their tracks to notice your blinged ride

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if you saw it in person you'd understand.   It's just way TOO much for the kind of car it is.  

It's also the reason why the PO didn't keep them, it just didn't fit.

 

Besides, I plan on blacking out all the chrome on the car anyways, friggin hate the chrome look.  

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What's so hard to understand?

 

Cheap, available, not looking how he wants, so he's changing it.

 

It has nothing to do with how polished they are, that's just happenstance.

 

If they were fresh out of the powder coater, no one would care, so why does polished matter so much?

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If they were fresh out of the powder coater, no one would care, so why does polished matter so much?

 

I don't think anybody actually DOES care... just trying to figure out why the guy holding the light bulb in the socket is running around in a circle, rather than just standing still and turning his wrist. But you're right..

 

 

 

"To each his own".

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