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post #1 of 13 Old 02-13-2020, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Blacking out wheels w/ chrome trim

I blacked out the wheels on my dark Green Wrangler unl and I love it. Everything else was black. On my Dark green Grand Cherokee the wheels are showing corrosion. I would like to black them out but all the hardware and trim on the GC are chrome. Would it look odd to have black wheels and chrome trim?
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-13-2020, 07:05 PM
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When I first did my TJ wheels I left the lugs and center caps alone. I have since sprayed those black also.

You too can do it in 2 steps if you want to see how it looks.
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-13-2020, 07:09 PM
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Sorry, just reread your post, you're referring to vehicle chrome trim. I can't help you there, but I don't think it would look bad.

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post #4 of 13 Old 02-14-2020, 09:40 AM
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It shouldn't look bad at all, give it a go, it's obvious that you find it an interesting idea. It's your 'baby' after all.
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-15-2020, 07:11 AM
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We agree, the black finish shouldn't look bad at all.

Be sure to share your results if you go this route.


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post #6 of 13 Old 02-15-2020, 08:11 AM
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Take a couple photos as it is today, and use a photo editor program to super impose some black wheels.

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post #7 of 13 Old 02-16-2020, 12:38 PM
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Black wheels look good on any color vehicle. But, I also think black wheels are way overdone and require no imagination. Personally, I like to be a little different which is why I went with gray wheels.

If I have to explain it, you probably won't understand anyway!
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-09-2020, 08:22 AM
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Black wheels look good on any color vehicle. But, I also think black wheels are way overdone and require no imagination. Personally, I like to be a little different which is why I went with gray wheels.
This captured my sentiment almost exactly. I'm old school and prefer the look of chrome or bright wheels from back in the day. Every time I see all black wheels for some reason just makes me think that the owner decided to 'cheap out' on the wheels (probably because most cars I saw growing up had hubcaps, which sometimes got lost and never replaced leaving black stamped steel wheels showing - just a personal thing of mine, I guess). Having said that, I certainly understand that everybody has different taste and I respect the choices other people make regarding their rigs. I guess I just need that separation between the wheels and tires.

I kind of have the best of both worlds on mine - black centers with chrome rings. There's hardly any chrome/bright on my Jeep (except the grille and antenna, actually), so getting too 'blingy' with lots of chrome doesn't make sense, even to me.

I'm sure your GC wheels will look awesome blacked out with some silver/bright accent/trim on them.
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-18-2020, 04:52 AM
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Black wheels look good on any color vehicle.

NO THEY DON'T! I positively can't stand black wheels!!!!!!! Absolutely hideous! Quickest way to ruin the look of any vehicle. This is obviously just my opinion but just don't get black wheels. Same when people put raised white letters on the tire on the inside.
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-18-2020, 11:25 AM
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I have MT Classic Lock wheels that were a pain to keep polished bright, so I PlastiDipped them but left the center cap chrome and ring raw aluminum.
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Those don't look bad at all, mdawg4x4!
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-20-2020, 01:14 PM
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I have MT Classic Lock wheels that were a pain to keep polished bright, so I PlastiDipped them but left the center cap chrome and ring raw aluminum.
Those may look better than the ones MT is currently selling. Haha.
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-22-2020, 09:25 AM
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I have MT Classic Lock wheels that were a pain to keep polished bright

Have them clear coated! The dirt will wash away and you will be back to shining bright again!
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