Ford GT Bare Carbon Wheel Debuts


RALPHIE

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Those are all of the gloss finish. Ford didn't put out any photos with the matte finish.
The last picture shown in the article is a matte finish -

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the last photo almost looks like it's painted??
 

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A few people have asked how hard it would be to repair a chip or scratch on a CF wheel or body trim pieces... Do you know the answer? Also, what finish is easier to repair if it did get damaged... I would think gloss would be easier...

I did find this on the net...

http://automotivethinker.com/detailing/carbon-fiber-repair/
 
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Are there photos of the optional matt CF wheels? I think they would look cool also.

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http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/32305-Ford-GT-Bare-Carbon-Wheel-Debuts

The main thread on the CF wheels is in the Front Page News section. Why do we have two simultaneous threads on the same subject?

Ed
 

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The below is correct.

The 2 up close shots of the lugs/spokes are matte finish...


Those two images are matte. All other images are of the gloss finish.
 

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Ah, you can spend $12K for a set of HREs!

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Ah, you can spend $12K for a set of HREs!

Ed
I was one of those guys... :eek:facepalm: love them as do most people that have seen them.
 
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Ed Sims

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I was also! LOL! Actually Shelby gave me a great deal on my HREs. If anyone is thinking of getting wheels check with Shelby first. He really helps out our Forum members! :)

Ed
 

Ed Sims

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I love the matte CF! Match it to the matte CF trim!

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I was also! LOL! Actually Shelby gave me a great deal on my HREs. If anyone is thinking of getting wheels check with Shelby first. He really helps out our Forum members! :)

Ed
Mine also came from our friend Shelby... Great to deal with and the wheels are amazing!
 

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jbyrnes

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For only a 2 lb savings makes me wonder if there's a partial metal skeleton hidden inside the spokes and rim. It's apparent in the pictures that at least the portion of the hub resting against the rotor is metal, I assume aluminum but maybe stainless steel to isolate the rotor heat better.
 

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Stunning!
 

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One more item made easy on the selection process!
 

BlackICE

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One more item made easy on the selection process!
:agree:
 

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Brombear

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Looks great. Is the weight of a wheel and wheel+tire known ?
 

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The press release said, they are just over 2lbs less than a forged aluminum wheel.

The wheel looks fantastic.