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Thinking about getting a custom finish applied to the stock wheel....

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  • Thinking about getting a custom finish applied to the stock wheel....

    Personally, I like the look of the stock open spoke wheels. Just not a big fan of the color. Was playing around with photoshop (I'm no PS expert that's for sure). But Was thinking the wheels would look really good with a silver and black custom look. (Jeff Daum, I used your photo to start with).

    What do you guys think?

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  • #2
    Looks great and will add an element of differentiation.

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    • #3
      I like it...the standard wheels are often less than what they should be, they could do so much better with both design and color,IMO
      '64 Silver Grey Coupe (custom paint)- still our favorite
      '77 Black L82 / 4SPD
      '78 Silver Anniversary L82 / 4SPD
      '13 White/Blue Diamond 427 60th roadster - favorite late model
      '14 Black Z51 Coupe
      '15 Shark Grey Z51 Coupe
      '20 ... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels

      Ordered 7/28/19 / 2000 3/12 / 3000 3/16 / 3300 9/2

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      • #4
        drbodzin, I love your wheel plan! There are a few speciality power coating shops that could do a two color look. Of if not your body shop could paint it that way.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Very nice. Another option. # 12020 !
          maybe silver lug nuts would look good too.
          I am sure reconsidering this over the S.GreyTridents. I sure would like to know the difference in weights - if any - for the different style wheels.
          Naturally, the rears are bigger, thus heavier than the fronts. And inquiring minds would like to know the offsets. Do we think these open spokers are directional ? Thanks again !
          C8er

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          • #6
            Im going with the standard wheel and might paint or have them powdercoated or I might buy a new set of wheels that are wider up front...i haven't decided and probably wont fir the first year.

            i tend to like the wheels especially the lip to be black...simply because if you hit a pothole or a curb and scrap the lip...just taking a little black touch up paint very easy..

            All the same your wheels look cool ..

            good luck.

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            • #7
              Funny, I was thinking the same thing, however using vinyl decals instead of paint. A metallic look or hyper silver vinyl.

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              • #8
                I like it a lot drbodzin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LSECO View Post
                  Very nice. Another option. # 12020 !
                  maybe silver lug nuts would look good too.
                  I am sure reconsidering this over the S.GreyTridents. I sure would like to know the difference in weights - if any - for the different style wheels.
                  Naturally, the rears are bigger, thus heavier than the fronts. Thanks again !
                  Harlan said that the different OEM wheels are very close to each other in weight (fronts vs fronts; rear vs rears).
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Back to doing something custom to the SGM Tridents as originally planned. The open faced are keen, but they both give a nice view of the calipers which in black make the Corvette script/ Z51 decal really pop.
                    C8er

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                    • #11
                      I orderd a ceramic car with bright silver trident wheels , I plan on powdercoating them red in the near future. Click image for larger version

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                      • #12
                        Now that's what is called EXOTIC.
                        C8er

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                        • #13
                          What do you think it would cost to get that painted on the wheels?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jetdriver View Post
                            What do you think it would cost to get that painted on the wheels?
                            Better to power coat instead of paint. I've paid $600 to get wheels powder coated with same day turn around and it included mounting and balancing the tires

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                            • #15
                              $600 doesn't sound all that bad. I'm having trouble digesting the $15-1600 for the optional wheels on the new C8. Seems excessive to me. The standard wheels cost GM something to make, and the optionals are still that much higher? That's why i like your idea, a little customization without adding another financed option. BTW, do they have to remove the existing finish to apply the powder coat? I'll have to look around for a local shop that can do that.

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