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Model 3 Aero Wheels Without Cap Painted Black

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by scottieot, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. scottieot

    scottieot New Member

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    I purchased my model 3 and selected Aero Wheels with the intention of taking off the main cap and replacing with the Aero Wheel Cap Kit that can be purchased on the Tesla website. However, once I took ownership of the vehicle I decided I wanted black wheels to match the paint. I looked all over the internet for pictures of the Aero Wheels without the main cap that had been powder coated and painted black. However, I couldn't find them anywhere and figured I would share the outcome in case somebody else out there has the same vision. I chose a satin black finish for the wheels, used the emblem from the Aero Wheel Cap Kit and had those painted satin black. Lastly, instead of using the lug nut caps from the kit I replaced the stock lugs with satin black lugs.

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  2. pleeau

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    Thanks for this! I am picking up my black p3d soon so good to have this pic.

    Looks awesome!
     
  3. PooshdM3

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    Looks great! May I ask how much it cost to powder coat your wheels black?
     
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  4. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    Yeah, I've wondered if they can be powder coated without stripping off the factory coating the wheels come with.
     
  5. scottieot

    scottieot New Member

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    I paid $150 per wheel for the powder coating and paint. The lugs were a bit on the expensive side at $5 a piece. Honestly, not sure if that was a good deal as I didn’t price it out. I went to a place I used in the past and trusted to do a good job.
     
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  6. loganthefirst

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    Obsidian Black Metallic or Solid Black?
     
  7. scottieot

    scottieot New Member

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    The color is satin black.
     
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    scottieot New Member

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    Car is solid black
     
  9. PooshdM3

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    Thanks! Looks great!
     
  10. azdryheat

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    Who did your wheels? That is actually a good price.
     

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