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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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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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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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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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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
The place is asking for the color code from Porsche to get exact color. Is that somewhere on this document?
 

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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.


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.
Apparently the Allow Wheel Specialist closest to me only does powder coating. They are checking one this particular color.
 

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Getting painted next week. Cost a little more than I was hoping but they don't need me to dismount the tires so I am saving a little there even though I think I should get them balanced when done.
 

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So they are painting them with the tires on. Or are they dismounting and mounting but not balancing. I have personally rattled canned a few winter wheels with 3 coats color and 3 coats of clear and there was no need to balance.
The are leaving the tires on. They said they were also painting the barrel of the wheel so I asked them if they removing any weights and the person I spoke to wasn't sure. I assume yes and I would have to rebalance.

I will ask again before I drop them off.
 

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If they leave the wheel weights on, you will have a paint spot of the old paint when they need rebalanced. My alloy wheel repair shop dismounted tires and removed the weights and rebalanced.


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Picked them up today. They removed the weights. I think they did a great job. I might have them paint the calibers in the spring- just have to decide on a color. I bought a set of wheel caps from Suncoast.

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John71, what was the actual color or color code used for the repaint? Is there a shiny clear over it, or is the finish matt?
It's a matt finish.

Poster ICNU was nice enough to post the paint code in this thread. Check out the 4th post on page 1. I provided the paint code and some pictures before I took my wheels to make sure they knew what I wanted and that they could do it.
 
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