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Anyone powder coated their Inductions in gloss black?

Schulz1983

Model Y LR AWD: Matte PPF, Vossen HF-1
May 14, 2021
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High Ridge MO
My Inductions are currently at my wheel shop getting powder coated. I had one repaired and they matched the color wrong. They gave me a sweet deal to coat all of them so I decided to go with gloss black/clear coat on top. These are winter wheels so I was looking for ease of cleaning. My question is: for anyone that has powder coated their inductions, what did you do to make the center caps match? Is spray painting them all that is necessary, or should I be looking at other options? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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phayze one

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I purchased a set of gloss black Inductions from someone else and they did not come with center caps. I bought some off eBay and planned on spray painting them gloss black, but I think it looks fine as is.
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Schulz1983

Model Y LR AWD: Matte PPF, Vossen HF-1
May 14, 2021
599
413
High Ridge MO
I purchased a set of gloss black Inductions from someone else and they did not come with center caps. I bought some off eBay and planned on spray painting them gloss black, but I think it looks fine as is. View attachment 701457View attachment 701458
Interesting I may just leave them alone then. Worse case I figured I could just spray them with a plastic spray paint. I get them back today. Plan to put 265/40r20s on them to avoid the lip sticking out. This is the second one I have had repaired due to curb rash.
 

SDM44

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Aug 9, 2019
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I purchased a set of gloss black Inductions from someone else and they did not come with center caps. I bought some off eBay and planned on spray painting them gloss black, but I think it looks fine as is.

The gloss black Inductions look good.

When spraying the plastic center caps, try using a gloss black paint and put on a handful of medium coats over it (not too light because you don't want a texture). Then use a glossy automotive clear coat spray paint and put on some nice & even thick coats. Thick enough so it's not textured but not too thick where it's going to run. Practice spraying onto something else first to get a feel for it. This should give the plastic center caps a deep rich black color to better match your gloss black powder coated wheels.
 

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