View Full Version : Black Chrome CCW's?


mrocz76
05-04-2012, 07:47 PM
So I ordered a set of CCW 19x10/19x11 505a's for my Z28...Im really excited about getting them on but after talking to the guy from CCW, he mentioned that since Im in an area prone to Salt water and winter conditions, the wheels are susceptible to corrosion w/out protection. I have an idea to get them 'Permachromed" Black Chrome....My car is black and I think they would look great. Anyone every see or have pic's of black chrome on a Camaro? Any thoughts or opinions?

BOBS99SS
05-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Why in the world would you roll ccws threw a winter? Get yourself some 16inchgood snowflakes and snow tires, sorry but to spend that much and destroy them makes no point to me

BOBS99SS
05-04-2012, 08:14 PM
Im not a fan of black n black, for one the wheels will look no different from a all black pc set of c5dd, only people on tech would know the difference

Guitar
05-04-2012, 08:41 PM
Could always get them powdercoated clear to protect them.

CamaroSS27
05-04-2012, 10:21 PM
Ya dont ruin them by gettting them chromed get some crappy winter wheels

BOBS99SS
05-05-2012, 05:45 AM
I just couldnt spend that much on rims then drive them all threw winter,salt will eat those wheels alive

desertLS1
05-05-2012, 09:21 AM
I daily drive on mine, granted it only snows here 4-5 times a year, but it still rains here often enough, along with our nasty dust storms. It's all about the amount of time & effort that YOU wanna put into actually keeping them clean.

nascarnate326
05-05-2012, 04:02 PM
Black chrome looks good on anything. Go for it!!!!!

But get some salad shooters for the winter, seriously.

Nathan C
05-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Salt is evil. They ruined my chrome C6 vette replica wheels in one winter just being parked in my appartment parking lot. The landlord salted the parking lot and plowed snow around my TA.

mrocz76
05-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Thnaks for the replies guys...I am still torn on what to do, either black chrome or just clear powder coat them. I wish I could see what some looked like on a black camaro.

desertLS1
05-06-2012, 10:41 PM
You'll change your mind once they show up at your door step...

BOBS99SS
05-07-2012, 05:15 AM
Yeah there is no way after you see them you will want to cover them up, look in the ccw thread, there is a black ss with black sp500s, they look great but you should also look at the c5dd thread ,some member had his pc all black on a black ss,

Ballzee
05-07-2012, 08:23 AM
Salt is evil. They ruined my chrome C6 vette replica wheels in one winter just being parked in my appartment parking lot. The landlord salted the parking lot and plowed snow around my TA.

you guys need to move south... LOL

bad_408_vert
05-07-2012, 10:02 AM
C5 Deep Dish Wheels powdercoated gloss black on 98+ Black Camaro

Pics (http://ls1tech.com/forums/appearance-detailing/1539692-project-sinister-build-thread.html)

NufNuffZ28
05-07-2012, 12:25 PM
The good thing about powder coating is paint stripper will remove it and not hurt your wheels. Personally I would leave them as, BUT if they powder coat them black chrome over the polished wheel you could remove it later if you wanted.

I fist did his chrome smoke(gun metal looking) and he didn't like it, so I removed it to do them black chrome


I JUST did a set of ZR1's(that were chrome) black chrome. I will see if he can put a pic up...

Rise of the Phoenix
05-07-2012, 12:43 PM
You could always go with the hyperblack finish. Not sure if doing only the center is an option, but that would look killer. Keeping the lips polished shouldn't be too much trouble. My theory is if you're going to drop that much coin on some bad ass wheels, then don't be lazy and keep them polished up. I polish mine pretty much everytime I drive it. Mine is not a daily driver, but since yours is, one a week should be good.

Dunn
05-07-2012, 12:50 PM
The good thing about powder coating is paint stripper will remove it and not hurt your wheels. Personally I would leave them as, BUT if they powder coat them black chrome over the polished wheel you could remove it later if you wanted.

I fist did his chrome smoke(gun metal looking) and he didn't like it, so I removed it to do them black chrome


I JUST did a set of ZR1's(that were chrome) black chrome. I will see if he can put a pic up...

When the car gets out of the shop I'll snap a few...its black chrome...with multiple colors from different sunlight angles :jest:

I like it...truely a unique look on this type of wheel.

Dunn
05-07-2012, 03:35 PM
Yes I need tire shine.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii111/Dunn1219/Picture595.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii111/Dunn1219/Picture596.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii111/Dunn1219/Picture597.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii111/Dunn1219/Picture598.jpg

This last one shows, with the different light, the wheel changes...in the early morning the wheels look blue.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii111/Dunn1219/Picture599.jpg

Guitar
05-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Those look purple.

Dunn
05-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Those look purple.

Like i said,the light makes a big difference. Yeah in the afternoon light at the right angle they do, wasn't my initial intent but I don't mind the result.

Edit: that last pic was 30 minutes ago, so thats afternoon light.

SparkyJJO
05-07-2012, 04:32 PM
After watching my old camaro get eaten by rust cancer, I wouldn't drive the car through winter let alone a set of expensive wheels!

1blackss
05-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Black chrome !!!!!!!!

mrocz76
05-08-2012, 09:52 AM
Man, the vote seems so down the middle...So I called CCW back and told them to just put the tires on em and I will see what they look like on the car. If I decided to make em black chrome, I can always ship em out later. So basically I lost my nerve, lol...I'd hate to spend that much money, get em Black Chromed and then not like it. I'd find the nearest bridge and jump off. I'll post pics once I get em on with my new springs and see what yall think.

bad_408_vert
05-08-2012, 10:14 AM
If you wanted to keep the same look in winter & summer. I 'd say get same size c5 DD from OEwheels and have them powercoated gloss black and swap tires between 2 sets.