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Can someone PS this photo and make the wheels black? I'm considering just painting the wheels black to save some money.

 

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Can someone PS this photo and make the wheels black? I'm considering just painting the wheels black to save some money.

Doesn't work for me! :D
 

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Not that very good, but perhaps a hint at least :)
Its darn hard to make them black, but its usually very hard to take good photos of them too haha

 

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Not that very good, but perhaps a hint at least :)
Its darn hard to make them black, but its usually very hard to take good photos of them too haha


That's great!!! Thanks a lot!!! I wish they would offer these wheels in the darker shade like they do for the F version in Japan.
 

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If you are thinking about painting them, why don't you paint them in a dark gunmetal similar to the F-sport wheels so they aren't as dark as this if you wanted. Might be a little harder though don't know your painting skills
 

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If you are thinking about painting them, why don't you paint them in a dark gunmetal similar to the F-sport wheels so they aren't as dark as this if you wanted. Might be a little harder though don't know your painting skills
Paining by your own is nooo good idea. Will look like **** after 2-3 months.
Its possible to hand them in to get a blasting and a real re-paint thou that use to turn out quite good.. its expensive but pretty much the only alternative if wanting to change color on a current set of wheels.

Its easier and probably much better to just buy a new set of wheels that you like from the start. Then you can sell the standard wheels and the end cost for the wheel change will probably be less than the re painting.
 

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How much do you think I could get for the OEM wheels with the tires?

Many people here powdercoat their wheels to make them look black... is this a good alternative?
 

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Sorry I live in sweden and the prices do probably differ a whole bunch from US.
Powdercoating is a good alternative, many wheels are powder coated from factory.
Need to blaster the old paint off first. Blastering and coating in the right ways use to cost about 500-600$ here.
No idea how much you can get for the wheels over there, but they do fit quite many cars so there should be a market for them, but remember that you have TPMS in USA so probably you would have to take the wheel apart anyhow to remove them.

New wheels except tires costs around 800-1000$ (for a pretty "standard" set, not the advan league hehe)
Here you have some black once Search Results : TopSpeed AutoSport, Your Online Performance Shop


As said, these prices might be very very wrong!! I live quite many miles from you in a small country, so look them up!
Remember that the cost for removing, refitting, balance the wheels will be added for all methods.

...So, I think that both methods are good. Im really no expert, but tried to list the things I could think of below

Powder coating
+ Cheaper (maybe.. count on it. Might as well be more expensive if you can get a good price on your current wheels)
+ Easier (you already have the wheels, just to turn in and say "fix this")
- Cant use the car for some days
- Risk that the shop that repaint them misses something

New wheels
+ Gets the model you want
+ Less risk of getting problems from paint (factory made is always factory made)
+ No "down time"
- Need to put out much money until old set is sold
- Might be more expensive
- Risk of ending up with two sets of wheels due to no buyer on old set
 

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If you head over to wheelsnext.com and upload your picture as a 2010 Prius or 2010 Scion TC (I don't think they have the CT listed as an option yet) you can use their 'visualizer' to see what some wheels would look like on the car. It's not as good as a true PhotoShop, but it gives you the general idea... I believe they have the black PF01's on there - I was looking at those same wheels in 18" (but silver) for my incoming CT (starfire as well). Good luck in your search...
 

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^^^ Ha ha ha...
 

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LOL!

love the little guy holding on for dear life on the antenna! lol
Wow, I have 20/20 vision, your eyes are better than mine. I just assumed that was another flame!
 

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HAHA maxa you are my hero

did anyone notice the neon under the car?
 

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Those wheels look 100% better than the OEM's painted black. Nice!
 

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