Originally Posted by Tuned1
I was going to go with a gloss black until I realized how prone I am to curb rashing my wheels. Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely careful when parallel parking but even the best of us can sometimes make a mistake. I already have a 2" light scratch from curbing the passenger rear wheel. I can live with the silver wheel being scratched as it blends in a bit but a black wheel with the same scratch is going to stick out more.
this happens even with aftermarket wheels though (it would be no different). i don't think that you'd tell that much of a difference between rashing a hyper-black or shadow chrome wheel, compared to the stock silver finished wheel. plus, you can have curb rash repaired pretty reasonably. i understand exactly what you're saying though.