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My black painted wheels are starting to build up chips over the years. I was thinking about getting them repainted in factory in satin platinum. That's the color I originally wanted even thought the black looks amazing too.

I figured now would be a good time since they are off the car for winter.

Who can do that and what would it cost? Can my local dealer do that?

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I had mine done, used Agate Grey and had a local wheel repair shop do them. The dealer will likely just farm it out and up-charge you. I researched the Satin and found there is no paint code available to mix the color. I think this is one of the closely held Porsche things. But, after having done mine I would doit again in a heartbeat. The cost was $145 each and included any repairs that were needed, although mine didn't need any. The Agate is really good compromise for chip repair, cleaning and very closely match in color, just glossy.

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My black painted wheels are starting to build up chips over the years. I was thinking about getting them repainted in factory in satin platinum. That's the color I originally wanted even thought the black looks amazing too.

I figured now would be a good time since they are off the car for winter.

Who can do that and what would it cost? Can my local dealer do that?

Thoughts?
Satin platinum is the perfect color for Sapphire Blue in my opinion. I hope you do that. Silver also looks good on Sapphire but the Satin Platinum is the best. Your best be is to find a used set in good condition or find a recommended wheel refinisher. If you can find one that doesn't powdercoat, that would be best. You will be able to refinish later if you use wet paint and clearcoat. Best of luck!
 

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Here is the official Porsche paint mix for the factory Platinum Satin if anyone needs it, and yes its not easy to find this info! I hear this specific brand is very expensive paint, but any paint shop should be able to cross reference and mix something close
 

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My black painted wheels are starting to build up chips over the years. I was thinking about getting them repainted in factory in satin platinum. That's the color I originally wanted even thought the black looks amazing too.

I figured now would be a good time since they are off the car for winter.

Who can do that and what would it cost? Can my local dealer do that?

Thoughts?

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You can also use powder coated black chrome. Signature SV-104,

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My black painted wheels are starting to build up chips over the years. I was thinking about getting them repainted in factory in satin platinum. That's the color I originally wanted even thought the black looks amazing too.

I figured now would be a good time since they are off the car for winter.

Who can do that and what would it cost? Can my local dealer do that?

Thoughts?

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You can also use powder coated black chrome.
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I powder coated some wheels for my WRX. Still look great 10 years later. I would powdercoat if you plan to keep them forever, I have rattle canned a few winter wheels myself, but they never look as good. I like darker wheels, silver looks great but over time no matter how good you clean then or even if you ceramic coat them, they still show brake dust and eventually you can’t get it off in the corners. My current wheels are silver on my agate grey 981, but I may have them powder coated to a darker color.
 

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I powder coated some wheels for my WRX. Still look great 10 years later. I would powdercoat if you plan to keep them forever, I have rattle canned a few winter wheels myself, but they never look as good. I like darker wheels, silver looks great but over time no matter how good you clean then or even if you ceramic coat them, they still show brake dust and eventually you can’t get it off in the corners. My current wheels are silver on my agate grey 981, but I may have them powder coated to a darker color.
I love all the daily driver cars with black wheels and the wheels get curbed scraped… only aluminum isn’t black… horrible
 

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I had mine done, used Agate Grey and had a local wheel repair shop do them. The dealer will likely just farm it out and up-charge you. I researched the Satin and found there is no paint code available to mix the color. I think this is one of the closely held Porsche things. But, after having done mine I would doit again in a heartbeat. The cost was $145 each and included any repairs that were needed, although mine didn't need any. The Agate is really good compromise for chip repair, cleaning and very closely match in color, just glossy.

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Wow they look great! I would love to pay $145 per and have everything taken care of.
 

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Satin platinum is the perfect color for Sapphire Blue in my opinion. I hope you do that. Silver also looks good on Sapphire but the Satin Platinum is the best. Your best be is to find a used set in good condition or find a recommended wheel refinisher. If you can find one that doesn't powdercoat, that would be best. You will be able to refinish later if you use wet paint and clearcoat. Best of luck!
Thanks. Silver is my winter wheel color. I love being about to change it up every 6 months but I really want the satin platinum. One more question: Do I need to dismount the tires or can they handle that?

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Wow they look great! I would love to pay $145 per and have everything taken care of.
I'm pretty sure they are a national shop if I recall. Allow Wheel Specialist. I know they have a shop in the Chicago area and I'm in Indy.

Thanks. Silver is my winter wheel color. I love being about to change it up every 6 months but I really want the satin platinum. One more question: Do I need to dismount the tires or can they handle that?
I'm pretty sure they can handle that kind of look because that's what they do, repair wheels. If a car came in needing repair, they would have to do this. I think they are a tad higher now, as everything is, but I wanna say $160 when I got a quote a few months back for my wife's 428.
 
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I’ve had good luck with Plastidip on other cars. I figured I’d give their new product a try.


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I’ve had good luck with Plastidip on other cars. I figured I’d give their new product a try.


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When I have done it, they dismounted and re-mounted and balanced tires for me, but it depends on the shop if they have the equipment to mount and balance. By the way, I mentioned checking about wet paint process as an option and someone replied using a rattle can. That is NOT what I was referring to. Most BBS wheels for example have a powdercoated base coat from the factory but the beautiful finish is a wet coat with clearcoat applied for street wheels. The advantage over wet coat is that the finish smoother and you have a better color matching. Also, it is easier to refinish later Powdercoating, if not applied correctly, can flake or chip with time and once the top coat is powdercoated, it is more difficult to properly prepare for a re-coat. Powdercoating is great until it begins to chip. I have had bad powdercoating experiences myself. I contacted BBS for example which is one of largest OE wheel manufactures for many european cars and they recommend a wet coat as well if refinishing one of their wheels. If you don't like the finish or want to change it later, it will be easier to refinish with regular wet coat vs powdercoating. Best of luck.
 

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I got a quote from one local place starting at $125. Haven't heard back from the local Alloy Wheel Repair shop yet.

I found some pictures of what they might look like since I have the 981 Boxster 19" wheel and about 99.9% of the satin platinum wheels that I've seen are the Carrera S 20". I might need to get a second set of wheel caps.

Anyone ever get the calipers painted? Yellow or red look seem to look good with Sapphire Blue.

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I got a quote from one local place starting at $125. Haven't heard back from the local Alloy Wheel Repair shop yet.

I found some pictures of what they might look like since I have the 981 Boxster 19" wheel and about 99.9% of the satin platinum wheels that I've seen are the Carrera S 20". I might need to get a second set of wheel caps.

Anyone ever get the calipers painted? Yellow or red look seem to look good with Sapphire Blue.
Those look great! Exactly what I was looking for, but couldn't be sure I would like it until I saw that picture. So that is Satin Platinum as seen on the 20" wheels? So short of having a paint code, I'm guessing the best way to go would be to purchase the satin platinum center caps and have the paint matched to them?
 

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GALAXY GREY III | PMB-2862 | Prismatic Powders I'm going to have my wheels media blasted and powder coated then clear coated by a local shop here in Nebraska for $135 @. That doesn't include mount and balance new tires. Prismatic has every color under the and sun and moon so you can choose exactly what you want. the grey i chose should hide braked dush and not be too dark so the wheel looks like a black hole. Nothing against black. Its just not my thing.
 

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Those look great! Exactly what I was looking for, but couldn't be sure I would like it until I saw that picture. So that is Satin Platinum as seen on the 20" wheels? So short of having a paint code, I'm guessing the best way to go would be to purchase the satin platinum center caps and have the paint matched to them?
Couple of things...those aren't my wheels. That was a picture I found, because like you, I was trying to see what they might look like. That picture was from an ebay auction which stated them as powder coated satin titanium gray.

I believe the official name of the color is Platinum Satin and the color specs are in this thread if needed.

I've seen the OEM center caps on ebay for under $150.

I think I am going to schedule to have my wheels done in the next few weeks because, damn, platinum satin looks sweet with sapphire blue.
 
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