came across a product at a local car show that really caught our eye.
We all can agree that the styling of stock Corvette wheels are nice but
not especially outstanding. This is especially true when
comparing the stock GM alloy wheels to some of the after market
beauties that are available out there.
The main problem in
retrofitting your pride and joy with a set of after market rims is the
high price of admission. A nice set of alloy's can decrease your bank
account by several thousand dollars.
We found a very cost
effective product that will increase the "wow" factor of your stock
wheels while at the same time offering some degree of curb scrape
protection. The product is marketed under the name of Rim Blades. Rim
Blades are high quality colored plastic coverings that easily apply to
the outside edges of your existing wheels.
Blades come in a variety of colors that will enhance or contrast the
color of your ride. The nice people at RimBlades sent us a set to try
out on our Victory red C6 Z06. The Z is equipped with a set of GM
chrome spider design wheels. Nice wheels but a little dated as compared
to some of the after market offerings available.
surface of the wheels were cleaned with alcohol wipes, this is a very
important step as any grease or petroleum based residue will inhibit
the adhesion of the product.
adhesion promoter is included in the package, it was then applied to
the outside edge of the rim. Starting at the top of the rim the Rim
Blade covering was installed by pressing it into the outside rim edge
and working it around the wheel. Pull the 3M adhesive tape off
the blade as you apply it. Cut the blade off and apply one of the
connectors to achieve a seamless look.
end results are spectacular. The wheels on our "Z" now have an
updated look. We chose the red colored Rim Blades to complement
the Victory red paint. The new look is a outstanding. The car has been
used over the past several years to showcase various after market
products from our sponsors. The positive response to this product has
For more information on Rim Blades go to the manufacturers web site at https://www.rimbladesusa.com/