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post #1 of 20 Old 05-13-2015, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Repainting ferrari wheels?

I am thinking of having my 355 repainted and was wondering about having the wheels repainted. I wont have time to ship them out but I was thinking with knowledge of a good procedure and correct paint.I could take them to a local shop. Any suggestions?
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Just had mine painted at a local shop.
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These are magnesium wheels are require a special preparation if they are stripped. Also, do not powder coat them. I would leave them alone until winter and then send them to a shop with proper experience.
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Paint color for silver is PPG 36520, Argento Metallizzato.

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Paint color for silver is PPG 36520, Argento Metallizzato.
Terry, I've also seen the color listed as code 101, Argento Metallic
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Dave I hear what your saying I do prefer not to spend a lot of money on this car as its over 40k now and I'm going to keep driving it. You are correct that is the best way but with the new technologies available they have a way to paint the wheels and make it stick
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Dave I hear what your saying I do prefer not to spend a lot of money on this car as its over 40k now and I'm going to keep driving it. You are correct that is the best way but with the new technologies available they have a way to paint the wheels and make it stick

Sure, you can scuff the wheel and paint them. But, given the budget, are they really that bad and worth even painting at all?
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Dave- Yup, that is the old code before Ferrari started using PPG paint.

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Sure, you can scuff the wheel and paint them. But, given the budget, are they really that bad and worth even painting at all?
I'm not sure its really worth it or not..I have one wheel that has a blemish little smaller than a dime. No wheel damage just looks like a big paint chip...I know its not a big deal but bothers me every time I see it. they are going to repaint the car and restore the under trays and paint them also...so I was thinking I want to get rid of that mark and get a nice glossy sheen to the whells also. Granted I'm not looking for a complete detailed restoration...but I want the walk around to look amazing
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Just have one of the wheel repair services come to your house and fix the bad wheel. They are good at matching paint. Should only be about $100.

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Just have one of the wheel repair services come to your house and fix the bad wheel. They are good at matching paint. Should only be about $100.

Yep - I've heard these guys do a great job even with the tire on
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Guys I'm in central Michigan lol. We can hardly get pizza delivered
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Guys I'm in central Michigan lol. We can hardly get pizza delivered

Yeah, not like Michigan is known for cars or anything
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Funny you posted that Yesterday I was wondering if they were still around...The funny thing about them was customers had to prep and tape their own cars...You could see cars with blinkers and other things painted over
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All kidding aside guys....I would like to know the process in prepping them for paint....
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All kidding aside guys....I would like to know the process in prepping them for paint....
Sand paper.
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All kidding aside guys....I would like to know the process in prepping them for paint....
The second section of the WSM has the procedure. It's listed under suspensions: peridical rim checks (sic). The interpretation of the procedure may be another matter.
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The second section of the WSM has the procedure. It's listed under suspensions: peridical rim checks (sic). The interpretation of the procedure may be another matter.
Yep, that section is pretty crazy to read. I had a local wheel repair shop respray mine. All I did was tell them they were Magnesium wheels and they didn't have any issue doing them. They just needed some sanding and respray. Nothing deep or into the primer.
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Guys I'm in central Michigan lol. We can hardly get pizza delivered
Wow, you've got to almost be taking your life in your hands driving around in an F car so close to Detroit. I thought it was against the law to drive anything that wasn't American built in those parts.
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