What color should I paint my wheels

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  1. Will

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    I'm thinking about spray painting my Bullitts. I think black chrome might look good. I'll be spraying the lip too. Any suggestions on what color would look good?

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    Black chrome might be interesting, because I've actually never seen any bullitts in black chrome come to think of it. I vote that. Chrome chrome bullitts are too flashy imo and black black bullitts are too subdue.
     
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  4. Will

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    Here is a pic of Black Chrome Bullitts

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    I wonder if those are custom? Because that's the first I've ever seen. I still vote that, I think it'll look killer on your car if done right.
     
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    From what I've read you spray a black base coat and then the chrome top coat. Depending on how many coats you use is how chrome it looks. So I would have to be careful not to put too many coats on.
     
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    I would need to see this chrome top coat your talking about as the only real chrome paint I have seen is a very expensive process that not everyone can do. Or else is a very dull/flat not-chrome looking aluminum paint at the best.
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    The only way to do black chrome I know of is with powder which will not be cheap since you will need to strip the old stuff off before you could put it on and from what I have heard it is not a durable finish. Most of the people I know that did it had it either flake off or fade.
     
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    [video=youtube_share;CSUgbuB4gHo]http://youtu.be/CSUgbuB4gHo[/video]
     
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    These guys sprayed too much chrome but this seems pretty easy.
     
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    $150 a kit!? No way. I'll have to go a different route if that's the case. Maybe I'll go gloss black.
     
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    How about testors model paint? Premium rattle can paint! Keep us informed if you try it.
     
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    Plasti-Dip.

    Duh.
     
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    I've tried plasti-dip. It didn't seem to last long. But I guess that's the point right?

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    I might just plasti dip again, dip the emblems, remove the stainless bumper decals and tint the tail lights.
     
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    I like how oranges car has the lighter silver, black looks good but is very subtle as you said earlier. I did mine white and kept the polished lip, definitely makes the rims the boldest part of a black car though
     
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    Wonder how a nice metallic gold would look?
     
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    yea like I said the real chrome paint isn't cheap but does look easy and almost anything else I have seen come from a can labeled as chrome was a flat silver. For the price of a DIY kit you could probably get a basic powder job done professionally. I think I would try doing just the centers and leave the outer rim and emblems as they are with what ever color you pic.