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Old 07-11-2019, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by grendelrt View Post
For those of you who had your wheels painted, what was the process like, was it doable without a spare set of wheels? (Just leave the car their I guess?)
In a well run shop, it should take 2 days... 3 the absolute max. If you have a spare set of wheels with tires already mounted, I guess you could do that if need the car. Otherwise just leave it there.

I'm a big fan of black wheels as well, but absolutely the exterior color should be the determining factor. But white is a blank canvas (duh!) and you can make a case for any color wheel (within reason) looking good on it. Black is more aggressive, silver more classy. IMHO the Graphite Blue above looks better with Satin Black than Satin Platinum.

But as much as I like black wheels, neither of my 991s have them because I didn't think they'd look good with them. My DBM Cab has Satin Platinum and my metallic blue GT3 has Gloss Platinum. The Cayenne and Panny does have black wheels, both powder coated after I bought them.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:45 PM
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After looking at this thread, you are making me reconsider not powdercoating my wheels black.

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:48 PM
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Satin Black will look nice and tie together all of the other Black pieces on your car.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by NCheok View Post
After looking at this thread, you are making me reconsider not powdercoating my wheels black.

To be fair you could put any color on the earth on that car and it wouldn't matter haha.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter80 View Post
There seems to be a fad over here now for gold wheels. Again, IMHO, these are not in keeping with the iconic understated 911.
Not a fad. The classic BBS gold wheels are also iconic.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:41 PM
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Not a fan of Gold, Bronze, classic or not...stick with Black, Silver or Platinum as on the T.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:31 PM
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Not a fan of black wheels too but this car came with factory painted satin black on guard red. Actually not that bad looking, is it?
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Default I had my .2 done at the factory CXX

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Originally Posted by gotgolf52 View Post

Not a fan of black wheels too but this car came with factory painted satin black on guard red. Actually not that bad looking, is it?
that looks great
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Great looking - leave them Black! Again, certain colors look best with Black wheels and yours is one of them!
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:07 PM
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Who doesn't love black wheels?

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Well you have the best wheels on the fastest 911 so yeah those look awesome.
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I'm tired of the Gloss Black wheels. They always look dusty/dirty after some driving.
Thinking of changing to Satin Black. I'd powder coat the best way to go?
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:52 PM
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You have a Gloss Black car and are complaining about Gloss Black wheels?!

But yes, Satin Black is better than Gloss; however, the only solution I found was adding PCCBs.
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Originally Posted by PCA1983 View Post
I'm tired of the Gloss Black wheels. They always look dusty/dirty after some driving.
Thinking of changing to Satin Black. I'd powder coat the best way to go?
I agree, mine are impossible to keep looking good for a minute, I have the same car and wheels. I think the 991.2 rotors were made with more iron also (or something like that, I read it somewhere). They rust much easier than the 991.1 cars I have been detailing for my dealership. Of course my water doesn't help i'm sure. I'm trying to figure out what color I'll switch too. If you do go satin please share your experience.
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