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DJFuzze
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Ok so...

I recently purchased a 2008 in Carbon Gray Pearl from a dealership (wanted the warranty, and all that jazz) So for now i'm stuck not being able to do much to the car, otherwise the extra 2k i spent on the car goes to nothing. So exterior mods only.. for now as i said.

I don't really want to invest in a whole new set of rims unless someone is selling good lookin ones for relatively cheap.

Here is my question.

Has anyone in the forums ever taken the stock 17" rims from Acura and had them painted (professionally) a nice pearl black, or matte black?

If not what does everyone think of that idea? any photoshoppers wanna give this a shot?

On top of that the windows will be tinted this weekend, plus maybe smoked tails. I'm new, and i will be seeing some of you at the beginning of April... i don't wanna be the only guy showing up in my business suit.

Thanks Guyyysss
 

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White.on.White
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Not sure about black but someone painted their 06-08 rims in Gunmetal and it looked completely sexy. I personally think black rims look too much like steelies. But lemme try to find a pic of it for you.
 

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IF...your going to paint them go with a gunmetal color. Gives them more of a OEM look. I would personally leave them as is. If you curb them up then go ahead and paint them.
 

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Def not professional this was my first DIY at painting my rims glossy black and it came out better then I anticipated! Its not for everyone but IMO I would get them painted whatever color you want(DIY or professionally) until you can save up for some light-weight JDM wheels. But its your car do whatever pleases you!

Heres what it looks like:


Freshly painted(waiting to dry after 4coats of gloss black and clear):
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My center caps painted:
 

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DJFuzze
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that's a good idea, i really don't know what to do

i want to change some stuff on the car, nothing mechanical. something easy n inexpensive
 

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I would just save up for some coilovers or lightweight rims personally. In terms of inexpensive cosmetic upgrades tints, smoked tails, lighting mods, and maybe different exhaust tips (AP2) are all I can think of.

But painting the rims isn't a bad idea especially if you do plastidip since it's affordable and actually looks quite good.
 

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DJFuzze
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Going to get tints done in an hour. Will talk to them about painting the wheels.
Also.. (i know were going off topic admins) has anyone ever seen a Carbon Gray with Smoked Tail lights?
 

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please dont tint your taillights for a couple reasons:

1) youre not ghetto
2) it looks better red like mclovin said
3) when you decrease the light output for your brake lights, you increase the risk of being rear ended..do you really want some sucker not paying attention to hit your car?
 

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DJFuzze
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please dont tint your taillights for a couple reasons:

1) youre not ghetto
2) it looks better red like mclovin said
3) when you decrease the light output for your brake lights, you increase the risk of being rear ended..do you really want some sucker not paying attention to hit your car?
This is true, but i was looking at what someone called the GTR style, where the 3 light circles are cut out of the film, it looks quite nice...especially compared to the lights pictured above
 

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lol i think a light to medium smoke would be OK depending how you do it. the picture above is a bit too dark for my taste. if i were to smoke anything, i'd do the reflectors lol
 

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My car is Midnight blue and i have all of my rear lights tinted black including my spoiler and the reflectors on the bottom of the bumper. i do not regret it at all it looks crazy especially at night the whole thing blends in!
 

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Reminds me of steel wheels to put snow tires on...
 
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