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    What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    Having note the increasing number of people who are getting their rims painted - mostly in their car color - I started to increasingly think about doing the same. In my mind there are a few alternatives for black or black metallic (still undecided) car:

    i. leave rims standard
    ii. paint the full rim in the car color
    iii. same as (ii.) but leave the outside ring of the rim unpainted to give some contrast
    iv. other colors

    Would love to see more pictures of ii. and iii. As for iv. I have been thinking in the direction of a gunmetal color, or something like platinum or what ever the color of the plastic parts are in the new GT3 interiour.

    Any other color or concept ideas

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    Here ya go:

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    I dunno what to make of these.

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    more:

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    I'd leave them stock. There's a plastic-polymer-carbonfiber look to painted wheels today that is opposite the traditional alloy (used to be magnesium - "high tech" of earlier era). Hard to get used to seeing painted wheels without an uneasy mental double-take. IOW, most guys don't immediately go, "WOW!" they go, "Uh..., that's nice..., I guess... ."

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    I think black on black with a silver lip rocks. I am thinking the Rinspeed ones myself: http://www.rinspeed.com/pages/porsche/cont/sites_e/frames_e.html

    (the indy 997 has black)

    It looks like they can paint whatever color. Would be cool to see what graphite looks like with black.

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    Khansdad,
    Do you have Rinspeed pricing?

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    The only thing that looks as good as stock is a black chrome look or medium-dark silver. (IMHO of course.)

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    Godspeed,

    Just got pricing today in socal. Rims are about $4800 without tires. Thats actually pretty cheap considering HREs are about $8000.

    Got kit pricing too.

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    I really, really dislike black rims. To me it always reminds me of those nasty looking donuts after a puncture.

    If you really want to paint the rims, I would go with Platinum or Gun Metal Silver...at least you have a nice contrast.


    Otherwise stick with regular alloys!







    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

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    mish said:
    I really, really dislike black rims. To me it always reminds me of those nasty looking donuts after a puncture.

    If you really want to paint the rims, I would go with Platinum or Gun Metal Silver...at least you have a nice contrast.


    Otherwise stick with regular alloys!





    Yeah, mee too, I agree, go with at least an alloy-ish color. Black also reminds me of the camoflaged new-model-year cars which they test-drive and beat into the ground. The fact that they paint the wheels black tells you they know it's the least interesting, least attention-getting, least noticeable and lousiest looking way to treat a wheel. In their defense: they ARE painted flat black.

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

    I'm going for the black rims as per the 997 GT3 for my new GT3 !!! Stealthy and mean

    Re: What color rims go best with Black / Black metallic?

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    360bhp said:
    I'm going for the black rims as per the 997 GT3 for my new GT3 !!! Stealthy and mean



    Yes, quite effective. I admit I also haven't seen those in person; often there's a biiiig difference. Good luck.

     
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