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Old 07-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Shop messed up my wheels

So...long story short, I get to have my wheels powder coated. Trying to decide between matte black or matte charcoal. What do you think? I'm thinking matte black or even gloss black actually.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Gloss black!
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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That sucks man... Did u take to pep boys, autozone, Strauss etc.?? Those places can care less u have a flawless beauty, sometimes it pays to find a premium wheel shop, even if they charge an arm and a leg
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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That sucks man... Did u take to pep boys, autozone, Strauss etc.?? Those places can care less u have a flawless beauty, sometimes it pays to find a premium wheel shop, even if they charge an arm and a leg
Yep pepboys and for sure the last time. They could care less. Their fronting a $500 bill though, so I guess it's fine.
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The matte black has that red beaming !!!! Gorgeous red btw
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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The matte black has that red beaming !!!! Gorgeous red btw
See that's the thing. That pic is matte charcoal. That's why I dunno what to go with, matte black or matte charcoal : / I'm torn!
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Mikey, if you choose gloss black, finish them (over the basecoat) with Diamond Clear Coat. It is hard as nails. IMO, get a professional to apply it. Application steps are critical to ensure you get a perfect finish. You'd love it. If you want to see what it looks like, check the gloss black decklid panel on a late model Mustang. It takes a lot of effort with 320 grit paper to scuff the surface, if that gives you any idea how tough the coating is. I'm currently going through a decklid panel color change and the surface wet sanding/scuffing process was extremely difficult.

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Mikey, matte charcoal brother.
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My vote is for matte charcoal....very similar to the matte gunmetal I have...just means I'm biased I guess !!
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Matte Black!!!
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The place I went to didn't have a really good matte charcoal. It was lighter than my current finish, so I went with matte black. Dropped my car off today and I get it back tomorrow morning. That's a pretty good turnaround if you me!
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The place I went to didn't have a really good matte charcoal. It was lighter than my current finish, so I went with matte black. Dropped my car off today and I get it back tomorrow morning. That's a pretty good turnaround if you me!
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:45 PM   #14
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Here they are : )
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #15
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Gloss black would look killer with that smokin shiny red! but I think the matte black looks pretty darn good too!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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Almost did gloss...almost.
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eh I think the matte looks just as good as the gloss probably would have plus they will be easier to hide dirt
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eh I think the matte looks just as good as the gloss probably would have plus they will be easier to hide dirt
Yep. The finish is smooth and easy to dust too. The place gives a lifetime warranty too. So if I have any finish issues they'll fix it.
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Between the two, I'd go with gloss black. But if it were my car, I would take a serious look at Hyper Black. That looks super sexy!
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Yep. The finish is smooth and easy to dust too. The place gives a lifetime warranty too. So if I have any finish issues they'll fix it.
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Smart choice...Matte looks sick
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