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Paint them black or no?

I'm not sure if I should paint my wheels black or not, I think they look better black but I'm not 100% yet. My wheels look like *** and the clearcoat on them is all pitted beyond repair. So I'm down to two options, one of which will be done this week. Either A. Rattlecan wheels satin black or B. Strip the clear off and polish them. I want to flip the tires to white letters in too but I don't have $60 to do it and my only friend who works at a tire shop can't do it for free for me at his new work.

What do you like better?

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Black (tires wouldnt be flipped tho)
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polished hands down!
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Polished for sure
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I say black, looks more unique and badass.
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who clear coated them Korey? they didnt come that way. did the guy before do them?
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who clear coated them Korey? they didnt come that way. did the guy before do them?
polished Procomp wheels come clear coated, and I put these wheels/tires on the truck.
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Black! and get a new damn pic that one is old as hell.
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polished Procomp wheels come clear coated, and I put these wheels/tires on the truck.
you have Procomp 1069 series?
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Have any Macro pics of the pitting?
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you have Procomp 1069 series?
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Have any Macro pics of the pitting?
no, but I've lurked Autopia and the Meguiars and tried rubbing compounds, wheel cleaners, and clay that they've recommended and even after spending a bunch of time on them it only slightly improved them.
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get pics of the pitting
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black but not satin get flat
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black
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If you go black korey you need to tie it into the truck some how. Black seems out of place. I think either will look good though man
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If you go black korey you need to tie it into the truck some how. Black seems out of place. I think either will look good though man
Hes got the black grill, Tint, And Tinted headlights. That ties it together.
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Hes got the black grill, Tint, And Tinted headlights. That ties it together.
Forgot about the tinted headlights lol
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Can you photoshop the black rims with the tinted headlights? The black rims in that photo make the headlights stand out and look like ***. It might look better with the tint, so for now polished has my vote.
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I would go half and half. Paint the main center of the wheel with the holes black, and leave the large part of the rim polished. Would look sick that way.
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Go black it makes it look more "Tuff"
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cool story bro...stick with polished
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I really like how your truck looks now, but if you decide to paint your wheels black, you should definitely do the headlight mod.
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Do it! Convert to the 'dark side' LOL
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black and dont look back... you have no other chrome or polished stuff on the truck now, why wheels then. imo, your truck looks way meaner with black rims, then polished. completes the truck.
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i so lied -- i voted black..meant keep it the same...
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black, or with the lip still polished, look at my truck if you want to get an idea
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