Painted OEM Wheels

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I'm thinking of painting my performance OEM wheels Silver to match the Katana blade, looking for alittle more contrast with my Rosewood color. I love the OEM wheels, but feel the dark gray is better suited for the lighter color Z's. I found a few pics with silver rims, opinions welcome. Please feel free to post any pics with silver rims.

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I agree with you about the wheels on the darker colors. I think my blue 240Z looks better with the polished aluminum wheels than the darker OEM hubcaps.

I had not thought of painting the wheels, but I've wondered if they could be polished down to the bare aluminum.

In my opinion, my Blue Metallic 240Z (Datsun paint code 115) with polished slotted aluminum wheels sets off the blue car better than the original hubcaps.

My 240Z with the polished slotted aluminum wheels
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and my 240Z with OEM wheels.
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(this photo was flipped horizontally for the comparison)
 
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I agree with you about the wheels on the darker colors. I think my blue 240Z looks better with the polished aluminum wheels than the darker OEM hubcaps.

I had not thought of painting the wheels, but I've wondered if they could be polished down to the bare aluminum.
Your 240 looks great with the aluminum rims, reminds me of burgundy 1978 280 Z.
I scuffed my front rim a few days ago. While searching for a wheel repair shop I came across RGX rim repair. Apparently they do repairs and advertise complete color changes. As long as it's not a budget buster, I think I'm going to go for it.
 
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the silver would look great i think.
did you get a price on it?
 

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I've considered this too. If you go for it, post some photos!
 
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After more internet searching I discovered the Blue Z was posted on Instagram and has BBS wheels. They look similar to the OEM design. Another alternative if powder coating is too expensive.
Does anyone have any experience with BBS wheels ? I'm trying to figure out best size and offset.

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Received a estimated on color change on OEM Wheels. $600 plus tax on painting the wheels and $1000 plus tax on Power coating them. My other alternative is to spend around $3900 for the BBS unlimited wheels on the blue Z pic.
Decisions - Decisions ??
 
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Received a estimated on color change on OEM Wheels. $600 plus tax on painting the wheels and $1000 plus tax on Power coating them. My other alternative is to spend around $3900 for the BBS unlimited wheels on the blue Z pic.
Decisions - Decisions ??
if you buy new wheels, you can sell the OEMs
 
 





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