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Thanks! I bought a full set of base, machine faced, wheels/tires/sensors for $1300 shipped. Then my paint and body shop friend painted/clear coated/baked them for me. Now I just have to do the final wet sand and polish before putting them on the car.Very "flash"!
Like these...whose wheels are they, how much did they cost and
does the carbon flash finish come on
wheels or did you have it sprayed later?
Outstanding! Since they are painted all the way through, they will be easy to clean and maintain.By the way, notice that, unlike the factory black Z51 wheels, these wheels are painted all the way through.
Glen, I'll post photos as I drive on them. What I'm doing is a bit of an experiment as well at this point.This is not written for Jags as we have mentioned this before, but this is not a process that will hold up in any type of winter weather for a daily driver or climes that get alot of rock and dirt being thrown everywhere. Base+ clear - no matter how "baked" will chip if hit just right by a rock. The OEM black wheels are already showing abrasion for some...here is an owner of the OEM black wheel done the same way, at 3000 miles:
For a daily driver, powdercoat or a fortified paint like Imron is a better choice...for shows and such, this carbon flash is killer.
STUNG, what I mean by painted all the way through is that the inside of the wheel to the opposite edge of the wheel is painted.I like the look and would entertain the thought of having it done over the winter to save myself the need to purchase OEM Z51 wheels. By the by, my blk Z51 wheels are painted all the way through. I clean them with a spl. soft circular brush and muff that fits over it to get in between the spokes and then hand wipe them dry each wash. I even wash the back side of the spokes. My only pee off is the excessive amount of glue holding on the balancing weights. ahhh!! But look good and are definately painted on the inside as well as the outside. This is what you meant by being "painted all the way through". Right?
My ZR1 wheels were only Chrome Plated on the front side and machined alloy on the inside. Disappointing.....
I'll have to ask my painter when I get back from my trip. I'm interested to see how they hold up too.Jeremy; It will be interesting to see how your wheel's surfaces hold up. Can you provide any details on the number of base / finish coats that were used?