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Old 10-09-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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Should I do this to my wheels?

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I used an older picture of my car before I swapped for some clear lights, etc. Tell me what you guys think. I stole this idea from the GT2...


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Not sure- what does a mock-up in gun-metal grey look like? I think I'd prefer that

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Original silver on the wheels looks much better. Same thing for the GT2 on the pic.
IMO, painted wheels very rarely work and when they do it's only for a specific design and usually painted black or dark grey (on black or silver cars) -- even then for not much extra effect. One more comment, amber lights actually look quite nice (and warm) with the (warm) brown interior and the green body on your Box.

But taste is personal. If it looks better to you, paint them.

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To each his own, but my answer to your question is to leave them as they are. Car looks much better with all-silver turbo twist wheels IMO. Now if you switched wheel types to a design that was a 2 or 3 piece and the centers were black, that would be a different discussion.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:01 AM   #5
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To clairfy i'm not thinking about painting them black... It would be an exact match to the body color.
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I like it! Add the colored center caps and the whole car will look less plain old stock if you will.
Although I think painting the wheels dark grey/gun instead of green might look good too. The white RS 911's have red or blue wheels for a similar contrast.

Monochromatic schemes to work well with warmer colors like orange and bordeaux red like on the Lambos.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:10 PM   #7
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I like silver wheels best. And love these the most!!:
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This example does not look too bad, just not for me:
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I personally love different looking wheels. Ultimately, you have to be happy. Who cares what others think?

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Bmus, I am definately on your side. I never understood what the attraction to black wheels would be, but like you said "to each his own". There are only three accessories a man should own:

1. A watch
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3. A vehicle

All these come with personal tastes. If you like black wheels then go for it. I personally don't like them, but while I am getting a back ache and busting my knuckles trying to clean out the brake dust...you will be doing more important things like....driving.
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I used an older picture of my car before I swapped for some clear lights, etc. Tell me what you guys think. I stole this idea from the GT2...
I think it would clash a bit with the overall essence of your Boxsters look... Your green factory paint has a more suttle look over sporty, and i think if you painted the wheels green or even bought aftermarket bling bling rims for it, the body paint would be too suttle to compleiment the wheel properly.
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I vote for leaving them silver.
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leave it as silver....IMHO
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leave it as silver....IMHO
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Maybe I'm just "losing it" but does anyone else like the look of a bunch of brake dust built up to produce a gunmetal look on their wheels?
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:24 AM   #16
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leave it

Another vote for leaving it silver. I just don't think black matches with the tones and interior of the car.
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Maybe I'm just "losing it" but does anyone else like the look of a bunch of brake dust built up to produce a gunmetal look on their wheels?
I despise brake dust!
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Maybe I'm just "losing it" but does anyone else like the look of a bunch of brake dust built up to produce a gunmetal look on their wheels?
I LIKE IT AS LONG AS NO ONE TOUCHES IT OR LEAVE A FINGERPRINT ON THE WHEELS....HEHEHEHEHEHE! MY WIFE THOUGHT I BROUGHT A NEW SET OF WHEELS COZ' I FORGOT TO CLEAN IT FOR LIKE 2 WEEKS NOT SURE IF SHE MEANT IT OR SHE'S BEING SARCASTIC

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