Register now to get rid of these ads!

Color choice for rims

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by polarbear, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. polarbear
    Joined: Jun 7, 2013
    Posts: 20


    So I'm fixing up a 1948 Ford 4 door Sedan. The car is black and so are the rims. I notice that the rims might have been red at one point since some chips on the rim reviled a red color. What do you guys think about what color the rims should be? Should I paint them back black or go with a red color?

    Is red rims more for like a hot rod style?
  2. herbet99
    Joined: Jan 16, 2009
    Posts: 194

    from Central NJ

    I would say red is more of a "hot rod" color.. but go with what you like.
  3. Subject has been beat to death over and over,,your new here so I will offer my opinion,,which is not popular but red is as traditional with a black car as you can get.

    I like most any color but black,but I seem to be in the minority these days.

    In the last few years many guys have embraced the all black look.HRP
  4. Wimbledon white

  5. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Lime green paisley.
  6. Bad idea to start a thread about rim color. I learned the hard way..:rolleyes:

    Do as you wish to make it yours because you will get confused from everyones sugestions. Trust me..:D

  7. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    Member Emeritus
    from Caro,MI

    What he said.
  8. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,608


    Red is right.
  9. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,890

    from 06492 ct

    they are called wheels ......not rims ...
  10. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,020

    Doctor Detroit

    I think it looks better to at least tie the rim color into something else on the car. If the interior is green maybe go with green rims, or if the engine is blue, maybe try a matching blue color. If everything is black then you can do whatever you want. Red for the sake of red that doesn't match anything else looks out of place.
  11. OK just have to ask ??? What do you consider a rim???:confused:
  12. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    A nice burgundy or oxblood would be nice....with spider caps or regular caps.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  13. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


  14. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449


    I would go with Panther Pink...

  15. Who's law is this?:confused:

    They were rims back in my day. HRP
  16. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 891

    61 chevy

    paint red, then cover them with a moon disc,
  17. Yea and thats back when they called the trunk a boot. LOL.
    I'll never forget when my uncle would bring home one of his prize used cars he often bought and would open the "Boot" to show us how rust free and solid the floor was. :D Showing are age HRP...;)
  18. chromeazone
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 231


    I had a rim job in Hong Kong whilst in the Navy.
    It may have been red for awhile.
  19. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    one red
    one white
    one black
    one blue
  20. 2manydoors
    Joined: May 31, 2008
    Posts: 26

    from indiana

    Red has been so over done by the R#tr#d thing! I like the black but it has to be clean.
  21. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403


    I agree with Detriot Doctor !
    It's an accent item , match it to the car somehow .
    Just rattle can them , and try different themes ??
  22. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Yes. And chrome. Is chrome a color? Well, even if it isnt, chrome.
  23. polarbear
    Joined: Jun 7, 2013
    Posts: 20


    Thanks for all of the advice. Ill have to think about this hard so I don't regret it.
  24. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,327

    from MB, SC

    Go with a spray bomb. If not keeping the black, maybe a dark maroon?

    What color is the interior? If tan maybe dark maroon with 2 tan pin stripes?
  25. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    There ya go.
  26. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,529

    alphabet soup

    My vote would be for a bright gray or silver-gray. Some years ago my uncle had a black Autocar truck and painted the wheels a sliver-gray or maybe a gray-silver. To me, it always looked better that the ones with red wheels.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.