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Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:13 pm
by Zenehet
Just trying out new looks on the leaf. I've been thinking of running black rims on my black leaf. Here is a vid of the first set I've tried.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XN_9VM ... WFFL9ufnzg

One thing that stands out to me, is that this particular wheel combo is much smaller than stock which only makes the wheel gap in the front more obvious. Seems like every time I think new Wheels, I end up thinking , New suspension. :)

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:38 pm
by MrIanB
Fugly, pass.

Ian B

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:39 pm
by LeftieBiker
On a more constructive note, the black on black idea works ok for me - it's just the smaller rims and the many-tiny--spokes rim design that fails.

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:24 am
by garsh
Here's a black leaf with 18" rims. This has 40-series tires, which I believe maintains the stock circumference.
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More pics here
Like the 17's above, I think the combo looks a bit too small for the size of the wheel well.

Here are my 17's again with a larger set of tires:
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Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:11 am
by LeftieBiker
That last combination works fine.

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:13 am
by Nubo
FYI, plasti dip is a fairly inexpensive way to experiment with colors without committing to a new set of rims. Try out a color and if you don't like it, peel it off and start with something new....

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Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:09 pm
by garsh
Nubo wrote:FYI, plasti dip is a fairly inexpensive way to experiment with colors without committing to a new set of rims. Try out a color and if you don't like it, peel it off and start with something new....
That's what I did. Here are those wheels, pre-plasti-dip:
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I used black plasti-dip with a little bit of silver metalizer.

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:35 pm
by LeftieBiker
The plastic dip seems to produce a flat finish, though, and gloss black would, IMO, be better with the car's paint.

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:42 pm
by Zenehet
The g35s look great. The mix of silver with black make it almost gunmetal.

Re: Black Leaf with Black rims

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:51 pm
by Nubo
LeftieBiker wrote:The plastic dip seems to produce a flat finish, though, and gloss black would, IMO, be better with the car's paint.
They have a clear version ("glossifier") that adds gloss to whatever base colors you used. Sort of a rubberized "clear coat".