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It's time... The regular alloy look just isn't doing it for me anymore. I want black. I am having them picked up, sand blasted and powder coated and delivered for $75 per. That's kinda tough to beat, I think.

But, on a Titanium 60, should I go with flat black, semi-gloss black, or high gloss black. I am leaning towards a semi-gloss, but I'm not sure. Whatcha think?
 

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Re: Powder coating the pegs while I'm on my honeymoon (JOSBRO)

I guess I can speak with some what of an experienced opinion. I painted my track rims black recently (http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=62010) and I would definitely say semi gloss. The flat black is intimidating but if it was to be my every day driving wheels I would definitely want a semi-gloss.

BTW, $70 is very cheap, you will be hard pressed to find some one to do it cheaper. Not saying they are not out there but they are hard to find.

http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Congrats as well!

Modified by Rangeball at 4:50 PM 7-26-2006
 

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In my umble opinion i do not like high gloss black on most cars, titanium is definately one of them. I think on a titanium car flat black would look freakin awesome. Flat black is the best finish wheel i think you can have on a titanium car, maybe even gun metal but it may not be dark enough and you definately dont want matching wheels and body color. so yes, flat black. cant wait to see the outcome.
 

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In my umble opinion i do not like high gloss black on most cars, titanium is definately one of them. I think on a titanium car flat black would look freakin awesome. Flat black is the best finish wheel i think you can have on a titanium car, maybe even gun metal but it may not be dark enough and you definately dont want matching wheels and body color. so yes, flat black. cant wait to see the outcome.

Rangeball tried flat black on his R and nearly got crucified. And those were just his racing wheels!
 

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yep, saw rangeballs and I thought they looked pretty good. Im sure semi will look awesome though too. The reason I love flat is because i love that whole "ferrari prototype test look" haha. I really do.
 

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yep, saw rangeballs and I thought they looked pretty good. Im sure semi will look awesome though too. The reason I love flat is because i love that whole "ferrari prototype test look" haha. I really do.

Thanks! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Yea I was looking around this forum for a couple of days for that head of mine...

I like my flat black, but I still think I am going to put a clear coat on them to give it a semi gloss shine. I tried to do it before but could not find a product I liked and ended up just leaving them flat black because a track event was coming up. I will eventually, maybe this weekend get a semi gloss clear coat to add a bit of luster. Pics to come then...

JOSBRO, if you go the flat black look, I would definitely recommend debadging the car and dark tint. My $.02. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

BTW, maybe some one on here is nice enough to photo shop a picture of my wheels on your car.
 

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Re: Powder coating the pegs while I'm on my honeymoon (JOSBRO)

Go with a full gloss. The slicker, the better. Much easier to clean. Also much "blacker" looking than semi or flat. The semi and flat tend to "scatter" some light resulting in a slightly gray tinge.

Real slick gloss may not be obtainable with powder. It might require a clearcoat.

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