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At least all the ones I've owned from SAAB. Silver paint. Heck they could have put neon orange paint on there (I suppose some people do, now that is garish!)... Sometimes the silver paint can seem awfully bright also...
One thing I have noticed re brake dust - on the 9-5, my winter wheels are silver (I repainted) and there is much less dust. Maybe it has something to do with them being constantly immersed in a salt water slurry all winter long, whereas the summer wheels looked almost black from the dust - I guess more dryness?? who knows... I doubt 10 spoke 16's (ng9-3) should look cleaner than essentially 3 spoke 17" wheels (2002 og 9-3se wheel twin tri)...
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- What is it with black wheels?, Noel , Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:02:52
- Not a fan either, but to each their own..., PGAero , Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:37:13
- depending on the car, I like the contrast, AdamD, Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:12:46
- Re: What is it with black wheels?, Janik , Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:26:41
- Depends on the car and wheels I guess, turrbo , Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:45:56
- Re: What is it with black wheels?, No Snaab, Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:41:50
- how black is black?, Snowmobile , Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:08:25
- Re: What is it with black wheels?, AdamSAAB2kAero , Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:19:37
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