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Well I have teased with pictures of the wheels long enough, here is the finished product on the car.<p>BTW. These are my track wheels. Sorry for any confusion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_0383.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_0384.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_0382.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_0385.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>At the shop:<br><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_1717.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_1716.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>All in all I am very happy, only one scuff that I can see which I will touch up after it stops raining.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 8:39 AM 7-13-2006</i>
 

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Great effort! Myself I'm not a black wheel guy but I'm sure I'm in the minority!<p>I can't get past all of these cars with black wheels while I think to myself "those look like they sprayed rustoleum on em."
 

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If you decide to keep them black I would look into powdercoating them... I think the black on black looks superb myself, but the paintjob itself seems to be second rate.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nikhsub1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you decide to keep them black I would look into powdercoating them... I think the black on black looks superb myself, but the paintjob itself seems to be second rate.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Black on black looks great but I agree, needs some shine to the wheels, the black "matte" is a little too rough looking for my personal taste.
 

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I agree with the "too flat" comments. You need to wet-sand and rub them out. Then a couple coats of wax and you're done. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>(Get some shiney on those tires while you're at it ...) <p><br>EDIT: A slick clearcoat wouldn't hurt either.<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ljjones at 8:05 PM 7-12-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>slowrey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great effort! Myself I'm not a black wheel guy but I'm sure I'm in the minority!<p>I can't get past all of these cars with black wheels while I think to myself "those look like they sprayed rustoleum on em."</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm in your minority. But, to each his (or her) own!
 

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it's an interesting look. the only thing i don't lke about it, is that it makes the wheels look "dirty" ....as they are too close in color to the tires. but from a distance, it gives the car a neat monochromatic look. <p>I almost think that if you really want to complete "the look" you need to tint the tail lights, and paint the calipers black or something. maybe look into smoking the headlight covers? it all depends what look you're going for.<p>i briefly considered painting my wheels, and smoking my headlights...and going down that "path" to a monochromatic look..but passed on it. I decided for the cost...it wasn't worth it. it would look different but i didn't think it would look better..at least not to me. I kind of like the silver wheels given the car has such prominent silver headlights. from the front angles...the headlights and silver pegs go nicely together.<p>but the all black look is cool. it just depends on what you want. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Looks like a years worth of brake dust without the before mention need for some type of finish.
 

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Re: Black wheels - Black R (Rangeball)

Not my cup'o-tea but you'll never have to worry about break dust any more <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> ...actually, that might be nice for 17" pegs for the winter! (low maintenance)<p>LTA<br>
 

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Misconceptions

Let me try and clear up some misconceptions. These are my track wheels! I was going for a mean/batman sort of a look. I would have powder coated them but that would defeat the purpose of them being track wheels. <p>I appreciate all of the comments and everyone is entitled to their opinion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 7:17 AM 4-9-2007</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Let me try and clear up some misconceptions. These are my track wheels! I was going for a mean/batman sort of a look. I would have powder coated them but that would defeat the purpose of them being track wheels. <br>I appreciate all of the comments and everyone is entitled to their opinion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for clearing that up. My mom always said "STFU if you don't have anything nice to say". But as they are your track wheels, I think you acheived that mean Robo Cop Police cruiser wheel look. I hope they are light, cuz they are fugly.<br>Sorry,<br>Jim
 

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You really need some tire shine, but other than that, it looks hotter than hotness itself. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Misconceptions (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">cuz they are fugly.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Perfect! <p>You guys are making me laugh, almost as much as this Pinks show I am watching. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The tires are the Falken 615's. So far so good I will let you know after this weekend when I get to use them on the track. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 8:40 AM 7-13-2006</i>
 

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Re: Black wheels - Black R (Rangeball)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All in all I am very happy...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>... And that's all that matters. Enjoy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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For track-only wheels and tires they are great. If the wheels gets scratched, big deal, repaint, ect . . .<p>I like the 245/40-18 Falken RT-615s. You should eat up some fast cats Saturday at the track!
 
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