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Actually, I used Google to search/match the picture, and it is found on a site called factorywheelrepublic. As long as it is the same as the factory color, I would just match a new set of caps. Will look into it.
 

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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.
Agree. When I had mine done I specifically gave asked for paint, not powder and specifically gave them a Porsche paint code. I have since bought a Dr Colorchip kit for them and it's a perfect match. Powder coating was a show stopper for me.
 
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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 do look nice! Is that a matte finish?
 

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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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I have had OZ track wheels powder coated red a couple of times here in Memphis and they did a fantastic job - could not tell the factory ones from the ones I had painted from black. $75 each, and they clean them up!
My new to me 981 CS has the 20" Carrera Classic wheels and I don't care for the gray inside the spokes and in the center hub. It gives no depth to the wheels that are already too flush for my taste. I've been thinking about having them redone in bright silver all over. I think that might give them some depth. And certainly make them different. Any thoughts?
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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.
 

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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 weights on I believe you would not need to balance. But either way it’s not like a balance costs that much.
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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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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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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Those wheels look great in that color! (I just sold a set of these in Bright Silver.) I'm getting my 20" Carrera S summer wheels repainted in Satin Platinum, too; it's such a great color.

As far as the calipers, I vote for yellow; I think that would look stunning against the Sapphire Blue.
 
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