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Old 03-09-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Seen this over at LS1tech and actually been thinking about it ever since i got my prostars

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what you guys think?? I personally like it, but a buddy of mine is considering doing the same thing so i'm not sure i wanna copy him
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Hmmm, think I like 'em better all chrome. Cool idea though, reminds me of black spoke BBS wheels. Nice car by the way.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

I think theyd look kinda cool all black. Really the ideal look would be what they call a black chrome finish but it would be cost prohibitive itd look sick though.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

I was thinking about it cuz my buddy was planning on doing it too. He has a 2000 SLP SS with a 383 LSx and his car is also black. We will be rocking 383 inch motors and the same black with black look Be like twins haha
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

I'd keep them the way they are. The lip looks way too big when painted. But that's just my opinion.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

^ Agreed....

Orr89RocZ, can you photoshop again with the majority of the rim painted Black, with only the lip being chrome, and not the area between the lip and the center....
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

yeah i'll see what i can do, my buddy did the chop for me, so i'll have to AIM him to do another
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

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^ I think it will make a tremendous difference when the other area is painted the same Black, leaving only the outer lip to be chrome (it'll make the rim appear larger in diamteter). When I first seen the picture above, it reminded me of those half protective scuff plates that came factory on some 70's and 80's cars....
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

i actually think it looks liek the GTA rims that ppl paint black and leave that FAT polished lip. I dig it.

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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

^ Actually, it does look pretty sweet! I was trying to find an old picture of an '87 Berlinetta that I had in which employed those scuff guards that I was referring to, but I can't find any. Either way those ProStars kick @ss....
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Keep them the way they are.......clean and polished.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Leave em polished the black makes the lip look funny. Btw I like how you used the torqlite center cap in the front you should do that all the way around
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its actually a summit star wheel up front with weld prostar rear but i do like the front wheel style center cap
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its actually a summit star wheel up front with weld prostar rear but i do like the front wheel style center cap
Really? Wow I wonder if the summit rims are actually torquelites...
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Nevermind they are different...

If you wanted to do black painted rims I would do it with the torqlites plus they have the best center cap in my opinion

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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

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all black center section with just the small outside lip polished

i like the other black face version better but i'm probly gonna keep it all polished for now
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Have you thought about maybe a dark grey glossy paint on them that might be cool.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

The cover of this months Popular Hot Rodding has a 2nd gen that has the centers painted a dark grey. Not Pro Stars, but close. Looks killer!
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

Its not my style but I think itd look good itd kinda be the same effect as black but a dark grey color would kinda take the edge off it if its glossy eneough.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

i've seen gunmetal rims that look ok on a black car, but not a polished lip/gunmetal inner face combo. I dont think it will look good at all. My buddy did the gray/gunmetal face chop and i didnt like it
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Keep it polished. I like the above latter version better to be honest (if I had to choose between the two), but I think a fully polished rim would look best when warming up the tires at night @ the track, w/the glare from the lighting....
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did u do it?
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yep but i used GTO spares for my C5 brakes up front to match



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That's looks really good together.
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Re: Black painted Weld Prostars?? Anyone think this looks good?

I liked it but the GTO spares sit too far in the wheel well and thats with a 1.75" spacer! Looked kinda funny to me so I stopped using them.
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i like them all polished.
and i would love to be able to see your car down here some day.
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