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As some of you may remember my Magnum 500 were in really bad shape and I had already painted them matte black. 

 

But as always it wasn't good enough for me plus the spray paint started flaking so I had the media blasted and powder coated. Instead of the fällst black I went with a dark gray with a slight bluish tint so that they would look less "I spray painted them myself" but more like they came like that trombone the factory. 

I kinda liked the finished product until I put them on the car. I dunno.... 

what's your verdict on this?

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To totally sidetrack this...

 

Every time I see chrome and paint magnum 500's I think of Buick Riveras. Anybody else? I don't know if I have the timeline correct but I always think of the magnums as a rip off of the Buick wheels.

 

 

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I like them but I think the center caps are needed.

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Yeah, center caps.....

problem is I only have three as one decided to take its future in its own hands and just up and left the rest of us a few years ago while driving at about 80 mph. We've never heard of it since.

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Oh, funny thing is I never missed the center caps when the rims were black. Maybe because the hole was less obvious on the black? I dunno.

I've also wondered if maybe this paint is too shiny.

And I wondered if painting the triangles flat black like they were originally only on the gray instead of the chrome would make a difference. It would not be much contrast but it might break up the look a little. I dunno.

Maybe I'll just get used to it. :)

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I ain't gonna lie - I like it better with your 'normal' wheels.  I think what's missing for me is the bright ring around the outside of the rim, separating the tire from the rim.

 

But, the powder coating looks great!  Nice Job!   ::thumb::

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My rims are not in very shape (chrome is gone a bit) so I decided to paint them black after seen Luxstang ones.

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Mike, I think I can get you some of these but are 4 cowbells per rim enough? :chin:

 

 

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...Mickus

 

Ouch!! I've seen some ugly stuff in my life but that beats most of it!!!

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looks good.. now tire shine them.. tires that is.

 

Man... I must be gettin' old.  What ever happened to the good ol' days when the rims were shiny and the tires were matte blackish-gray? :whistling:

 

:shootself:

 

rofl

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No tire shine for me! Tire shine is the equivalent of gloss pink metallic lipstick on girls. Once you grow out of your teens it's no longer exciting. :)

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