I've got a set of Centerline Rims that i was selling but were in pretty bad shape (pitted, scratched, gashed ect). See pic of one of the rims below. After seeing the black ones below i decided to keep them and fix them up. So i decided to polish it, in the process of removing the paint i saw that it was really pitted.
So i have three options.
1. do a "stellar" polishing job by sanding down the rims properly then polishing them.
2. Repowder coat the rims close to original (anyone know what color those rims are. I've heard satin, but satin what?)
3. Powder coat the rims a different color. See the black rims below done by Autocycle Powder Coating TN (i borrowed his picture so i'm giving credit where it is due). I'll never get anything that good out of my garage, but it got me thinking.
Any suggestions? Anyone have any pics of some custom painted centerlines on their camaros?
What look are you after? Any one of the choises will work. Depends on YOUR taste.
The 1st option will work and you know what the results will look like.
The 2nd option I believe the color of choise would be "dull aluminum" powder coat.
The 3rd option (the most interesting by far) is different and I think looks great.
I pick #3. I like outside the box. Others will differ I'm sure.
thanks for the reply. i really like the look of the black and polished lip although i'm not sure it will fit my car. I'm going with 06 corvette lemans blue with met silver racing stripes. I'm running 17s TT2 as my driver rims. I'll have more drag oriented tires on these rims since they are much wider. Just looking for other people who "went outside the box" to see what type of combos they went for.
Those little niblets running the inner circumference are going to give you a headache. If they were mine and I had the motivation, I'd hit them with one of DupliColor's wheel coatings and then polish the edge and "rivet heads".
You would surprized how well they would clean up with just a couple of coats of Eagle one mag wheel spray and a hose. I ran those same Auto drags on my 68 SS/RS many years ago and had plenty of practice trying to keep them looking new. You can buy it an the chain auto parts stores like Auto zone etc.. and it is only about 6 of 7 bucks a bottle.