Same here. I thought they were 100% aluminum but just polished! Also these were suppose to be rims available on the 2009-10 AWD models only!ehoff121 wrote: I didn't know there were chromed plastic cladded wheels.
Does the adhesive promoter's directions say you should rough up the surface first? I'd be worried about all those scratches showing unless it is a filler, too...ralphgonz wrote:I think that's exactly what I'm going to do: remove the wheels from the car, mask off the tires, remove the center cap, and spray paint them. I'm actually looking to get away from the chrome look and go to black. My first time doing this so hope this is the right process...
- rough them up with 0 or 00 steel wool
- apply a spray adhesive promoter (Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter)
- spray paint (Dupli-Color gun metal wheel coating)
- matte topcoat (Dupli-Color gun metal wheel top coat)