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View Poll Results: Do you like a red stripe on a chrome rim?
Love it - do all 4 wheels NOW! 17 28.81%
Hate it - your rim made me sick! 19 32.20%
On the Fence - I cant decide on Love or Hate! 23 38.98%
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Vote - Red Stripe on Chrome Rim

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Could you please let me know what you think of the red stripe I added to my chrome rim...not sure If I like it or not...need your input please!!



Ive only done one wheel so I cant do a full side profile:






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Old 09-20-2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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a pic might help? lol
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:29 PM   #3
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I'd need a full side profile to form a proper opinion.

Doesn't look bad though.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:37 PM   #4
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Love it - do all 4 wheels NOW!
Hate it - your rim made me sick!
On the Fence - I cant decide on Love or Hate
Chrome wheels must die horrible death
I added a most important fourth choice to your poll......


JK, it could look good. But as stated, need a shot of the whole car to determine.




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Old 09-20-2017, 01:38 PM   #5
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Hmmm... Is that one of those plastic inserts?? Local guy has them in a different color on a different color car and I like them.

Red/red... Meh.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:47 PM   #6
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Hmmm... Is that one of those plastic inserts?? Local guy has them in a different color on a different color car and I like them.

Red/red... Meh.


There is a certain member here who has them on a yellow vert with chrome wheels. All I can say is




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Old 09-20-2017, 01:53 PM   #7
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i think NO myself

wheels chrome dont need any more attention to it, if it was a black wheel then maybe?

so im saying PUT THE STRIPPING TAPE DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM YOUR CORVETTE! LoL!
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Hmmm... Is that one of those plastic inserts?? Local guy has them in a different color on a different color car and I like them.

Red/red... Meh.
It's vinyl tape...
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Do not like chrome, and dual colored or striped wheels are almost as bad. You asked.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:22 PM   #10
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Are you doing this for you or are you doing this for others ?
If you like it, then that's what counts the most (It's your car after all).
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:23 PM   #11
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Prefer the stripes on painted wheels, but if you like it is the important thing!
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Are you doing this for you or are you doing this for others ?
If you like it, then that's what counts the most (It's your car after all).
Im doing it for Shows...so Im trying to see what you all think cause a Judge may share your same thoughts...
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I like it!!!
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Im doing it for Shows...so Im trying to see what you all think cause a Judge may share your same thoughts...


I wouldn't do anything to my car to win a show that I wouldn't be happy driving around (translated = not embarrassed) every day.


What I like comes first, the judge is a distant second......




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Old 09-20-2017, 02:42 PM   #15
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Silly question, but wouldn't this stripe get peeled off the next time you replace your tires?
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:45 PM   #16
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It looks OK to me and I like chrome wheels, but I think the chrome wheels speak for themselves without the need for a stripe on them.
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Silly question, but wouldn't this stripe get peeled off the next time you replace your tires?
Yup - they'd rip right off..

I used the tape to see the "look" of the stripe - if I decide I love it, Ill have it painted. $6 roll of tape is much cheaper than a pro paint job - only to find out Im on the fence (Like I am now)...
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There is a certain member here who has them on a yellow vert with chrome wheels. All I can say is




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I think that's because of your detest of chrome more than the stripe...
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If you like what you have done and the way it looks than go with it. I never come on here and ask others what they think about what i am doing to my car. Its your car, Your opinion is the only one that counts.
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I don't think it looks bad, but I still voted no because I don't think it pops off the wheel as much as it would on a painted rim. The chrome sort of overpowers it unless up close. If you decide to keep it do yourself a HUGE favor and do NOT paint it on. How often do you change tires and what is $6 for a new roll and your time to reinstall. Better than having it permanent and growing tired of it later. And if you ever sell, that could be a major deal breaker for the next person.

I'm the guy Jeff T. commented as having the plastic trim. Called RimProTec. Peel and stick, a bit more money than vinyl, but also serves as protection against wheel rash and you can change the color insert whenever you want/need to. Plus they are thinner than your choice in vinyl so it is much more subtle. I'm using a blue against a gunmetal rim. It will rip off during a tire change, but it's the price I pay for deciding on them.

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