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Powder Coat base wheels the Metallic Gray?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Chevrltz71, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Chevrltz71

    Chevrltz71 Member

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    I'm thinking of getting my base wheels powdercoated metallic gray for my winter tires to match my TSportline 19" turbines. Thoughts? I haven't seen any pics of anyone who has done this.

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    I like that idea! We have the stock 19" turbines and I thought when we ordered them that I wish there was a gray option.
     
  3. Chevrltz71

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    The biggest reason I would is the fact my exterior color is the light silver. The darker wheels really set off the car. But I hate to "waste" the base wheels merely for appearance sake since they function just fine.

    I would just love to see some and hear a report. I don't love being a Guinea pig! Ha
     
  4. ArtInCT

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    19 inch powder coated.jpg Is this what you were looking for as far as a picture of the Base 19" in grey?
    This photo is representative of mine. I plan on using these wheels for my snow tires in the winter months.
    the center caps were once silver, I masked off the T logo and then primed and spray painted them with Dupli-Color then clear coated over the paint.
    The powder coating is not inexpensive.
    Shop around.
     
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    Any photos on the car?
     
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    #6 ArtInCT, Dec 8, 2015
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    Well, if you look at my SIG I have just ordered... however, I do have an extensive Model S photo library and am pretty sure I have some pictures of the base wheels in grey metallic.... give me a few mins....

    Here is one sans the center caps.... Also Tsportline makes LUG COVERS in black with an on/off tool that makes the silver lugs disappear.

    19 inch spoke grey.jpg

    Here is another picture with the lug covers on but a pretty shoddy painting of the center caps IMHO....

    19 inch dark grey stock Model S wheels.jpg

    Here is one of a P85+ with a nice set IMHO...

    P85+ PVD 19 inch Wheels.jpg
     
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    #7 FlatSix911, Dec 8, 2015
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    The gray wheels look good on the Midnight Silver car ... not sure about the black lug nut covers.

    Did you also see the custom Black/Silver powder coat finish OEM wheel from the Tsportline photos?

    T-Sportline-BlackGold-Factory-Wheel-23-624x416-new.jpg

    t-sportline-blackgold-factory-wheel-12-new.jpg

    t-sportline-blackgold-factory-wheel-16-new.jpg
     
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    any examples on a MCRed car?
     
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    Art - thank you! That's exactly what I was talking about, although I do I think I will stick with powdercoating for durability. They should stand out even more on my light silver MS.
     

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