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post #1 of 8 Old 14th December 2009, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Gunmetal or Silver

In the very near future I am getting some new wheels. I think I have decided on the Velocity Motoring VMR V710 wheels 19".
I can't decide if I like the gunmetal or silver better on a black car. What do you guys think??







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Also like the silver better!But you have to get happy with it!
Or paint them shadow chrome like the stock ones?
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Silver. Gunmetal can look nice, but if you have curb rash or bend the wheel (not sure how unlikely in your case), then you'd need to repaint the whole wheel. If we're talking about gunmetal as a hyper color, that is.

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Silver. Gunmetal can look nice, but if you have curb rash or bend the wheel (not sure how unlikely in your case), then you'd need to repaint the whole wheel. If we're talking about gunmetal as a hyper color, that is.
From my understanding, both colors offered are either hyper gunmetal or hyper silver IIRC.

I had dark wheels before on my Carbon Black, and now have hyper silver wheels. Although the hyper silver does look nice I do prefer a dark wheel on my CB. But that's my personal preference. Go DARK


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VMR's site never mentions "hyper gunmetal" so I don't think it is. Diny, why is hyper such a PITA?
M55555, I currently have black wheels with chrome lip. I do like dark, but am curious what others think.


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VMR's site never mentions "hyper gunmetal" so I don't think it is. Diny, why is hyper such a PITA?
M55555, I currently have black wheels with chrome lip. I do like dark, but am curious what others think.
Whereas most paint is just one color, hyper is for "hyper reflective." This gives the surface a metallic look without the "sparkle" of regular metallic colors like paint used on the chassis of our car.

The way reflective works is with a black undercoat (normally powdercoated) and then the silver is applied on top. The less silver that is applied, the darker the gunmetal is (I'm slightly hazy on that one part.....it may be darker the more paint applied, I'm not 100% sure). Still, imagine if you need to only paint a little bit of the wheel: You gotta lay down a patch of black and then blend that, and then blend the silver over it. It's impossibly impractical to do simple "patch jobs" with hyper colors.

Also, there is a risk of not having paint distributed evenly. It will look fine at first glance, but the flaws will become quite evident once the wheel starts turning. It'll look as if the wheel is dirty (uneven highlights and shadows). This is because, when the silver coat is applied, it is applied by hand by the painter. Small fluctuations in temperature, paint spray pattern, and just the way the painter paints means that the paint is not 100% evenly applied. It normally isnt a problem with most paints, but it is evident with hyper reflective colors. This is not a problem out of the factory because the paint is applied by machines that are programmed down to the millisecond with very precise angles of spray, stable environments, etc, etc.

I know all this because I went through the trouble of having 4 rims painted in a hyper color and had trouble with all 4 wheels being the same color first and, when they all matched, I saw the uneven paint when seeing my car rolling down the street (my father was driving it).

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