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Old 11-17-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
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black or silver wheels

I have a 99 with the twist 17" wheels, the clear coat is peeling off and I will be refinishing them, car is red, wheels are silver now, I'm debating between refinishing them in silver or black with red pinstripe around the rim, any opinions?

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Old 11-17-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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Black. Plastidip works great. Not happy, peel it off. I've had it on for two years now with only issue being small spots here and there after a new set of tires. Touch up is easy. Cost me $4.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:21 AM   #3
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OEM Silver!. If they were 18" I'd say black, but I had mine black before(17" twists) and they made the wheel look too small on the car.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:18 AM   #4
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Silver. Looks better with red.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:49 AM   #5
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Silver would look much better in my view
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:33 AM   #6
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Silver and then repaint your calipers at the same time if needed.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:51 AM   #7
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Factory silver.

Black is trendy plus the look of the wheel gets some what lost. From a distance it can look like black steelies that lost their hubcaps.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:36 AM   #8
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hmmm...how about a classic Ferrari color combo...gold? Not the tacky shiny gold of course ...more like this
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:05 AM   #9
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Plastic-dip is cool for the first hour. Then you realize they just look faded, flat, and brake-dusty a week later. If you have to stick with 17 twisties, I would keep them silver. If you had the ability to powder coat some 18s, then we're talking...
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:46 AM   #10
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Tirerack.com, discounttire.com and some other vendors have a wheel visualizer tool where you can try different wheels on your color car. It's hard to find a good one where you have both a wide selection of wheels and a 986. Using a 987 you can see a few more options.
IMO, silver is the best with the red.
...and I would definitely say, not green.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:02 AM   #11
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I am about to do the same thing. I have a 3X black S w/ Carrera 18"s which were slightly damaged by the PO's tire guy. I plan to have them powdercoated black locally in NJ for $600
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:44 AM   #12
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I also have to cast my vote for silver.....it's the best color for a red car.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:25 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the opinions, I think Im going to do factory silver with clear coat, color the crests and repaint calipers red
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #14
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ANY color but silver! (ok, maybe not lime green). Why look like every other red Boxster? Stand out.
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Great idea - that's pretty much what I have on my red car... looks sharp and classic !
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Old 11-26-2015, 01:11 AM   #16
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Silver wheels with metallic copper calipers is a good combination also. Red calipers are too common.
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In my opinon the color of the rims depends also on the design...but I was wondering what is the best combination of black color car silver rims and calipers??

What do u suggest?

I am attaching a picture of mine and I would like to hear your feedback for chaning the rims color, they are 18inches.

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