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Can the "silver-paint" wheels be painted black? I have buyers remorse and am hoping (naively) for an inexpensive solution. Possible?
 

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Can the "silver-paint" wheels be painted black? I have buyers remorse and am hoping (naively) for an inexpensive solution. Possible?
Why not have them powder coated black? If done well, that can provide a much better long-lasting finish than paint. I am not one to try to tell others what to do, but rather just give my opinion and leave it at that. However, friend, you really should ask around about powder coat before deciding on just paint. Once you have all the pros/cons, then you can make an informed decision for yourself.
 

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Here is a girl that painted quite a bit of her C7 with plasti dip, didn't even take here wheels off to do it. Not sure I would recommend that but to each their own.

 

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Thanks to each of you for your quick and helpful info. You've save me a big expense for new wheels that I don't need now!
 

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I was going to order the black painted wheels but after hearing issues with the paint chipping and getting scratched, decided to go with the standard silver and save $500. Located a place up in Baraga, Mi that will prep and powder coat my wheels for $35 each. This winter the wheels will come off and be black. For that price I may have a clear powder coat on top.
 

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I was going to order the black painted wheels but after hearing issues with the paint chipping and getting scratched, decided to go with the standard silver and save $500. Located a place up in Baraga, Mi that will prep and powder coat my wheels for $35 each. This winter the wheels will come off and be black. For that price I may have a clear powder coat on top.
That's a great price, but can it be done (1) while you wait, and (2) without removing the tires? I caution you because my friend had an unrepairable flat 3 weeks ago and neither his dealer nor the supplier had the tire in stock. He then called Michelin and was told that very few of their dealers even carry them because of new $27,000 special machinery required to mount them. He finally found a distant dealer who shipped a tire to his dealer who mounted it.
 

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That's a great price, but can it be done (1) while you wait, and (2) without removing the tires? I caution you because my friend had an unrepairable flat 3 weeks ago and neither his dealer nor the supplier had the tire in stock. He then called Michelin and was told that very few of their dealers even carry them because of new $27,000 special machinery required to mount them. He finally found a distant dealer who shipped a tire to his dealer who mounted it.

Some tall tales here, I've had a Midas and a local tire shop swap and remount my michelins with no problem....
 

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Some tall tales here, I've had a Midas and a local tire shop swap and remount my michelins with no problem....
It's apparent then that my friend was given a run-around by Michelin cust. svc., possibly to placate him as to why no local dealers carry the tire.
 

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I had a set painted carbon flash to match the rest of the carbon flash on the car.

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Thanks to each of you for your quick and helpful info. You've save me a big expense for new wheels that I don't need now!
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Try the plastidip first...2 cans and one of glossifier in Anthracite....<$30 to see if you like it..
Powdercoating does require that the tires be removed.. $50/wheel here + the $100 for mount/dismount.

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Why not have them powder coated black? If done well, that can provide a much better long-lasting finish than paint. I am not one to try to tell others what to do, but rather just give my opinion and leave it at that. However, friend, you really should ask around about powder coat before deciding on just paint. Once you have all the pros/cons, then you can make an informed decision for yourself.
I have a friend with a Mustang that came with silver wheels. He had them power coated black and they came out great. Chip resistant. cutnout aka Charlie
 

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Try the plastidip first...2 cans and one of glossifier in Anthracite....<$30 to see if you like it..
Yeah, that is a good idea to do first to see if he likes it. The powder coat is more of a one-way street for when he is positive that is what he wants for the long haul.

Once he knows for sure, like Charlie said, the powder coat will give the better chip resistance than other methods.
 

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The day I got my car home, I put it up on blocks, took the wheels off and took it to Americas Tire and had the tires removed, took the wheels to the local powder coating place and had them done in gloss black and then put everything back together. Nothing but positive comments ever since and than will be a year next month. Only $300 for the wheels and #80 to dismount and remount the tires. Money well spent.
 
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