Carrera Classic - painted black? - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
991
Sponsored by:

Carrera Classic - painted black?

Reply

Old 04-16-2018, 12:09 PM
  #1  
Baymar
User
Thread Starter
 
Baymar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: NYC and Hudson River Valley, NY
Posts: 20
Default Carrera Classic - painted black?

I have an extra set of 20" Carrera Classic wheels that originally came with the car - am considering painting them all black for use as track day wheels/ tires. Has anyone painted them black and if so....can you post a picture?
Baymar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 12:17 PM
  #2  
9914s
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
9914s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: West Palm
Posts: 629
Default

Can t get the picture to work but I have posted several of my car.

Post #6

https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1055...-porsches.html


9914s is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 12:29 PM
  #3  
Baymar
User
Thread Starter
 
Baymar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: NYC and Hudson River Valley, NY
Posts: 20
Default

EXACTLY what I was looking for! Satin black, I assume? Looks even better than I had envisioned, thanks, D
Baymar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 12:45 PM
  #4  
9914s
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
9914s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: West Palm
Posts: 629
Default

Mine are gloss black. I’ll see if I can load a better picture.
9914s is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 04:24 PM
  #5  
wareaglescott
User
 
wareaglescott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Alabama
Posts: 766
Default

If it is just going to be a track set maybe consider one of the products like plastidip that is not permanent. IF you dont like it you can just peel it off.
wareaglescott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 11:42 PM
  #6  
SonicJLee
User
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 11
Default

Here is my car with gloss black carrera classics:
SonicJLee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 11:16 AM
  #7  
MJG911
User
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Loganville (Atlanta) GA
Posts: 1,139
Default

MJG911 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 12:31 PM
  #8  
Baymar
User
Thread Starter
 
Baymar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: NYC and Hudson River Valley, NY
Posts: 20
Default

Thanks for the pictures - as mentioned - even better than I had imagined. Almost makes me wish I had done that in the first place rather than purchase the new black wheels originally, but now I have an excellent looking changeover for the track so all's well that ends well!

A picture to cap the thread:

Name:  photo789.jpg
Views: 300
Size:  267.7 KB
Baymar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 04:57 PM
  #9  
BIG smoke
Super User
 
BIG smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: BIG smoke eh!
Posts: 2,113
Default

I have never had any luck painting, or baking wheels.
A perfect set of original factory wheels. Why mess with them.
Chipped and curbed, sure. Play with the colour.
Track wheels? How many track days? 3-5? Hardly seems worth it.
Want real track wheels? Go down a few sizes, get a gooey track tire.
BIG smoke is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 06:10 PM
  #10  
kmk0303
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 36
Default

I plan on doing gloss black on a winter Carrera S set I purchased from a RN member. If you take it to a reputable powder coating shop, you should not have any issue. I was quoted 600- 700 from shops with good reviews. This includes dismounting, remounting and balancing the 4 tires.
kmk0303 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 06:39 PM
  #11  
RoWa
User
 
RoWa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 213
Default

Originally Posted by Baymar View Post
Thanks for the pictures - as mentioned - even better than I had imagined. Almost makes me wish I had done that in the first place rather than purchase the new black wheels originally, but now I have an excellent looking changeover for the track so all's well that ends well!

A picture to cap the thread:
I like the way you did these. Barrels are silver. Outer edge is machined. Where these powder coated black or painted?
RoWa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 09:12 PM
  #12  
9914s
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
9914s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: West Palm
Posts: 629
Default

Originally Posted by RoWa View Post
I like the way you did these. Barrels are silver. Outer edge is machined. Where these powder coated black or painted?
I believe this is the way they come from the factory.
9914s is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 09:30 PM
  #13  
Baymar
User
Thread Starter
 
Baymar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: NYC and Hudson River Valley, NY
Posts: 20
Default

Yes - wheels on the car picture above are black out of the box. Am considering painting/ powder coating the original Carrera Classic wheels that came with the car black to be used as track wheels.
Baymar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 10:06 PM
  #14  
phx991
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
phx991's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 302
Default

OP- Powder coating is a bad idea if you are using these as track wheels. Alloys are hardened by heating at temperatures around 350° and up for a few hours. The temperature and time depend on the alloy. Heating the alloy too long or at too high a temperature makes the alloy weaker and brittle.

For wheels to be safely powder coated you would need to know the type of alloy your wheels are made of, and whoever is powder coating the wheels would need to make sure the oven temperature remains below the aging temperature for that alloy. Ideally around 200° for 20 minutes. All of the shops I've spoken with state oven temps in the 300s.

Factory wheels are powder coated, but the coating and heat treatment are done at the same time (and by people who know what they are doing).

Paint the wheels satin black, and then spray can them as they get dinged up, which will happens if they're used as track wheels.
phx991 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 11:41 PM
  #15  
awrryan
User
 
awrryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 1,404
Default

I track my 991 and would recommend (as someone indicated above) to get a set of 19” wheels for the track. More tire and less wheel is better for the track. . FYI: Porsche cup cars use 18” wheels if I recall
correctly, but 18” won’t fit on a 991 street car.
awrryan is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Carrera Classic - painted black?


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: