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So, I've been looking for quite some time to change up the wheels on my C5.
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while these look pretty good, silver cars and chrome kinda do, as well as black cars and chrome, I just wanted a change.

searched for quite a while and found I really liked the Cray Brickyard, black with machined face. REALLY liked.
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hard to find and a bit more than the budget, unless I waited till next year, which was possible.

I came across a set of painted silver c6 wheels with a price I couldn't pass up. they were kinda beat up, they had been plasti dipped so I didn't know how bad they actually were. but got them anyway, silver rims on a silver car? might not be bad.
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but now my creativity takes over, I should paint them black. Sand them down, shoot them with a can of gloss black, how bad could it be? if it was really bad I could fall back on the original plan and get them powder coated. couldn't be worse than now.
But, creativity....
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after this I gave them all a quick sand, paying close attention to get rid of the tape lines. gave them all three coats of clear gloss. They came out really nice.

I have a set of firestone firehawk indy 500 on the way for these. cant wait to see everything together on the car.
 

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Nice results. I like that. Bet they look good on your silver car too. :thumbs:
 

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I thought the green spokes looked good, so what do I know!!

Lol

Looking good Marty.

Graham
 

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From the pics it seems that the paint turned out pretty smooth and the 3 coats of gloss you applied should help with protecting against chips. Post some pics when the wheels and tires are mounted.
 

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So, I've been looking for quite some time to change up the wheels on my C5.
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while these look pretty good, silver cars and chrome kinda do, as well as black cars and chrome, I just wanted a change.

searched for quite a while and found I really liked the Cray Brickyard, black with machined face. REALLY liked.
View attachment 16231
hard to find and a bit more than the budget, unless I waited till next year, which was possible.

I came across a set of painted silver c6 wheels with a price I couldn't pass up. they were kinda beat up, they had been plasti dipped so I didn't know how bad they actually were. but got them anyway, silver rims on a silver car? might not be bad.
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but now my creativity takes over, I should paint them black. Sand them down, shoot them with a can of gloss black, how bad could it be? if it was really bad I could fall back on the original plan and get them powder coated. couldn't be worse than now.
But, creativity....
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after this I gave them all a quick sand, paying close attention to get rid of the tape lines. gave them all three coats of clear gloss. They came out really nice.

I have a set of firestone firehawk indy 500 on the way for these. cant wait to see everything together on the car.
They look really good.... I like the contrast....
 
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Nice work Marty. Can't wait to see them on the car.
 

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really want to see what they look like on the car...
 
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well,... here's your pics!

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wait, how'd that last one get in there? hehe.
 

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Looks pretty darn good. The wheel spokes really pop out. Here comes the brake dust on black.. seems to stick the best to black. Believe me... I’m very experienced with that.
Enjoy the new look. The car always feels faster with some new bling. :thumbs: