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Finally getting my StingRay delivered this weekend. Here she is being loaded onto the truck.

It seems like forever since I put in my first order last November with my horrible local dealer that lied about having an allocation. Thankfully I found this forum and learned about the ordering process or else I would still be waiting...

Only thing left to do is order the OEM black rims once they become available with the 2015s, although the silver ones are starting to grow on me. What do you guys think - black, silver, or the new machined black?

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My C6 Grand Sport vert was blade silver and I like your choice--have fun its a show winner. cutnout aka Charlie
 

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I'm partial to the silver.
 

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Congrats! :cool:
 

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I am partial to black
 

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I have Blade Silver with the carbon hood stripe and the silver wheels and red calipers. While I like the silver, I too am leaning towards black. Maybe the Cray Brickyards.


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Only thing left to do is order the OEM black rims once they become available with the 2015s, although the silver ones are starting to grow on me. What do you guys think - black, silver, or the new machined black?
Have a silver C6 Z06. Yes, chrome wheels. Then a friend pulled up a year later with the identical but 2007 car, however with competition gray wheels. His car looked like a race car, mine like a nice show car. Will be getting my VY 2015 Z with factory Spectra Gray with grooved stripe wheels. Suggestions: 1) Before your order anything, get someone to take a picture of your beautiful car, side view, and photoshop the different wheel colors you are considering. And, 2) include in that the Spectra Gray color.

Then, live with pictures on your computer, or your wall and look at them for a few weeks. Then have the wheels painted by a body shop your chosen color, or have them powdercoated your now, new color. Save lots of money by not buying new wheels. Get the exact color you want. And if you go with Spectra Gray, your car will be unique (at least till others see how great dark gray looks on a silver car, then watch others do exactly what you have done).
 

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Then have the wheels painted by a body shop your chosen color, or have them powdercoated your now, new color. Save lots of money by not buying new wheels. Get the exact color you want. And if you go with Spectra Gray, your car will be unique (at least till others see how great dark gray looks on a silver car, then watch others do exactly what you have done).
I've read a bunch of threads regarding painting vs powder coating so I think I understand the pros/cons of each. When I ordered my car I had the dealership's body shop do a few things for me (paint mirrors, add spoiler, custom painted badges and splash guards etc...) but they refused to pain the rims. When I first asked the body shop manager said no problem they do it all the time. But later they told me they thought since the wheels were already powder coated silver they couldn't guarantee the quality of their paint job and were afraid they may damage the wheels.

Any thoughts on this? BTW they also said it would be $800 to paint, which I thought was a little steep but I don't have any experience.
 

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Very nice!!

Man, I sure do like the stripes on the C7's and am going back and forth if I should add them on mine.
 

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Very nice !!!!

I'm not going to answer the ? about which wheels, it's your car, your choice.

Enjoy it and be safe !!!!!
 

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I've read a bunch of threads regarding painting vs powder coating so I think I understand the pros/cons of each. When I ordered my car I had the dealership's body shop do a few things for me (paint mirrors, add spoiler, custom painted badges and splash guards etc...) but they refused to pain the rims. When I first asked the body shop manager said no problem they do it all the time. But later they told me they thought since the wheels were already powder coated silver they couldn't guarantee the quality of their paint job and were afraid they may damage the wheels. Any thoughts on this? BTW they also said it would be $800 to paint, which I thought was a little steep but I don't have any experience.
Factory Corvette wheels are not powder coated, but painted. $800 sounds a little steep, but taking the runflats off the rims and later remounting them, because of their size and some shops fearing they will mess up one of the wheels in the process, has them perhaps putting in a little more margin to percentage wise protect themselves.
 

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Tough choice - I think photoshop each one and see what you like the best. If you asked four forum members this question I guarantee you would get six answers and three arguments. ?


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Very nice!!

Man, I sure do like the stripes on the C7's and am going back and forth if I should add them on mine.
The only downside about the stripes is I was thinking of putting Xpel on the car but after reading a thread from another user that had bad results putting it over the full length stripes I decided not to do it. Supposedly an installer can cut around the striped but I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with that.

Otherwise I agree they look awesome, even better in person.
 

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I would just enjoy your beautiful car for now. In a few months the decision will be easier for you then as you will have had many nights to think about it. Right now just enjoy the summer driving. JMO and CONGRATS!!!
 
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