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Old 09-10-2017, 01:14 PM
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Default Wheels: Paint or Powdercoat to Match Factory Satin Platinum?

I recently purchased a 2017 C2, which has the 20" Carrera wheels in silver. I'd like to change the color to match the factory satin platinum as shown in the example below.

Is powdercoating to match possible? If it is, would that be better than painting?

Would I need to purchase new center caps or can the existing ones be painted as well?

Anyone do this on their 991 and have positive results as far as matching the factory color and durability?



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Old 09-10-2017, 04:56 PM
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if you are painting or powder coating all of them the colour doenst have to be the exact same...
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the color under the powder coat is just the same paint as any auto paint. It is the same base coat as the normal paint. So you can have them match to your cars code, or any code. If you want a eye match just take a sample wheel. They can match or a auto paint store can match the base. The powdercoat over the top will be clear.
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The wheels in the photo appear to be darker than the car's paint. It doesn't look like a match to me.
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Originally Posted by Dennis C View Post
The wheels in the photo appear to be darker than the car's paint. It doesn't look like a match to me.
When he says "have it painted to match the factory Satin Platinum" he's saying he wants to paint the wheels a factory wheel color, which is called Platinum Satin (ob5). Nothing to do with the Porsche silver body paint color called Platinum. Platinum Satin is the color the GT car wheels are painted (if you don't opt for the Satin Black option.)



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By the way, phx991, getting Platinum Satin is harder than it looks. Here's the thread I started when on the same quest a couple years ago:

https://rennlist.com/forums/991/9182...b5-wheels.html
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
When he says "have it painted to match the factory Satin Platinum" he's saying he wants to paint the wheels a factory wheel color, which is called Satin Platinum. Nothing to do with the Porsche silver body paint color called Platinum. Satin Platinum is the color the GT car wheels are painted (if you don't opt for the Satin Black option.)
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
By the way, phx991, getting Platinum Satin is harder than it looks. Here's the thread I started when on the same quest a couple years ago:

https://rennlist.com/forums/991/9182...b5-wheels.html
Thanks. Those look lighter in the pics than the factory color. Are they did the same as in the pic above?

I can can live with a slightly different shade of dark silver/gray, but I was thinking I would need to buy a new set of Porsche center caps and match the paint to the caps.
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Originally Posted by phx991 View Post
Thanks. Those look lighter in the pics than the factory color. Are they did the same as in the pic above?
Not sure which you are saying look lighter -- do you mean the CLs on my 991GTS, as pictured in my avatar to the left? If so, you may not have read the thread I linked -- I opted to go with GT Silver for the wheels to match the GT Silver car. I basically gave up on trying to find someone to paint the wheels ob5 (platinum satin). In the end I was super glad I went with GT Silver, but that's another story.

By the way, I just stuck a picture of my Platinum Satin (ob5) wheels (on a GT4) in the post above.

I can can live with a slightly different shade of dark silver/gray, but I was thinking I would need to buy a new set of Porsche center caps and match the paint to the caps.
Fortunately, I had CLs so no center caps per se; the CL nut is anodized black and meant to stay that way no matter what color wheels you have. But yeah, with conventional 5-lugs nothing looks more Pep Boys than mismatched centercaps.
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
When he says "have it painted to match the factory Satin Platinum" he's saying he wants to paint the wheels a factory wheel color, which is called Platinum Satin (ob5). Nothing to do with the Porsche silver body paint color called Platinum. Platinum Satin is the color the GT car wheels are painted (if you don't opt for the Satin Black option.)


Oh, okay. Thanks for that clarification. I obviously thought he was trying to match the body color.
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you paint the caps too
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
Not sure which you are saying look lighter -- do you mean the CLs on my 991GTS, as pictured in my avatar to the left? If so, you may not have read the thread I linked -- I opted to go with GT Silver for the wheels to match the GT Silver car. I basically gave up on trying to find someone to paint the wheels ob5 (platinum satin). In the end I was super glad I went with GT Silver, but that's another story.

By the way, I just stuck a picture of my Platinum Satin (ob5) wheels (on a GT4) in the post above.


Fortunately, I had CLs so no center caps per se; the CL nut is anodized black and meant to stay that way no matter what color wheels you have. But yeah, with conventional 5-lugs nothing looks more Pep Boys than mismatched centercaps.
Yes I meant the car in the avatar, but now I realize you went with GT Silver.

I’ll probably order the center caps in satin platinum, and vist a few body shops to see if they can match the color. I considered buying new wheels, but it’s over $6k for the set.
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Originally Posted by okbarnett View Post
the color under the powder coat is just the same paint as any auto paint. It is the same base coat as the normal paint. So you can have them match to your cars code, or any code. If you want a eye match just take a sample wheel. They can match or a auto paint store can match the base. The powdercoat over the top will be clear.
umm,, not really. maybe a hybrid mix of liquid and powder, but powder is all powder and isn't mixed like paint. You would have to find a matching powder to what you are looking for, or have one custom blended, which can be pricy. Places like Prismatic Powders have 1000s of colors though, and if you bought the platinum center caps, you could probably match a powder color to them. If not, they could make it, but once again, it could be pricy. And yes, I know of which I type. I have owned a very successful custom powdercoating business for 13 years.
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Originally Posted by MJG911 View Post
umm,, not really. maybe a hybrid mix of liquid and powder, but powder is all powder and isn't mixed like paint. You would have to find a matching powder to what you are looking for, or have one custom blended, which can be pricy. Places like Prismatic Powders have 1000s of colors though, and if you bought the platinum center caps, you could probably match a powder color to them. If not, they could make it, but once again, it could be pricy. And yes, I know of which I type. I have owned a very successful custom powdercoating business for 13 years.
My concern with powder coating is it requires baking between 300 and 700 degrees. At the upper end of that temperature range, aluminum allow tends to transform into a more brittle alloy.
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it bakes between 340 and 400 at the most, unless its a special high temperature powdercoat. I never cure wheels above 380, nor would any other powdercoater. 700 is close to what my burnoff oven runs.
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