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)
Pulling the covers off completely and living with black wheels?Jbenrod wrote: ↑Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:28 pmOh now I think I understand, that one cover that doesn't look so good you did not apply the Duplicolor matte wheel clear coat as a final step. That is interesting as I would never have thought it would have made such a significant difference as it did in your case.
It's all a learning process for all of us, trying new ideas and materials, and figuring out what may work best. All while hopefully keeping the cost low or at least reasonable...