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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, powder coat or polished? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Need help deciding. I have my rears off getting widened, so when they get back I'll get them recoated. My ...
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    powder coat or polished?

    Need help deciding. I have my rears off getting widened, so when they get back I'll get them recoated. My car is silver, and I actual like the stock silver color rims, but it would seem a waste to go with the same color. I could have gotten by without recoating them, but the tire shop scratched up the lip of the rims taking the run-craps off.
    I don't like black rims for a silver car, it looks too much like winter rims,
    but I was thinking gun metal or polished with a clear.
    If anybody has pics for a silver V it would help me decide.
    Was also thinking bronze, but still not to sure for a silver V.
    Maybe even a slightly darker silver would set the rims off?

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    Nobody?

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    On a silver V would stick with stock color or polished. Anything else doesn't look as clean.

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    I'm not big fan of black wheels either. I would choose polished but I love my stockers chromed. I may drop mine off to get widened next month.

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    I will probably stay silver, mm polished/clear maybe. I think I swore gun metal last summer because of cleaning off brake dust every two days.

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    This may be just me, but I have always thought that a nice matte grey powdercoat, with either a polished lip, or even better, a pinstripe (red or blue) would look awesome. The matte grey would contrast with the platinum (it would have to be quite a bit darker), and then the pinstripe/polished lip would break the wheel up from the tire quite nicely.

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    i was thinking about doing bronze on my stockers for a while and then just got a set of rotas.. This is the color i was thinking about but i have smoked fogs and sidemarkers; 20% tintz

    they look ehhhh from 20 feet but up close im a big fan

    It really depends tho.. from what i remember you have clear fogs and markers.. in that case i would go with a high gloss satin because of the other accents...
    steel matte grey from wheel dude.. looks like a satin to me.. pretty stock and clean to me
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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    Ya bronze is a cool color, just not sure on a silver car. the second pic looks good though.

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    I'm in the same boat...I've got the platinum silver and are gonna redo my wheels and can't decide on the color.
    i like the factory silver but with the car, wheels and calipers...WAY too much silver!!!

    I like the second pic also...

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    I'm a fan of the gun metal...black just looks like "hey look at me I powdercoated my rims black like everyone else"


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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    Here's a side by side comparison. I jacked some photos of some members here (sorry about that). They are perfect reference, The first one is stock obviously,
    the second has a lighter than gunmetal PD, which I think I am leaning toward.



    I think diamond edge of polished would look good on them too, but not sure if it's possible.


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    Perfect! That's what I'm going for...

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    Re: powder coat or polished?



    Who's car is this and what color is that powdercoat on the wheels?

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    Re: powder coat or polished?

    I think Mightymouse, not sure the color but it's not quite a gunmetal.

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