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I just got a 2011 EX Forte and it came with the alloy rims on it, Not the Hubcaps. Anyways my question was is there a way of painting them? If so what would be the best product to use? I want them to be black (Being that my car is Black) but I dont want it to look dumb like some of the crazy Civics with spray painted rims! Is there a gloss look I can do to them or somthing? Im sure it would have to be heat sensitive.

And a bonus Question!! Do the middle of the alloy pop out? (It has the Kia logo on it) and I wanted to put the "L" logo like I have on the front and back of my car.

Thanks guys!!:D
 

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Ya the caps just pop out. I used heat resistant primer, black paint, and clear when I did mine. I also scuffed up the entire wheel before painting
 

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Ya it is but its more expensive. It cost me around $20 to paint all 4 wheels. Mine is temporary. I plan on buying new wheels and keeping these as spares. Powdercaoting would probably look cleaner too
 

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Wouldn't powder coating be a better way to go than painting? Just wondering...
Yep!! Powdercoat will resist UV/salt/wash/chips/scratch 10x better than usual rattlecan paint!!!
Not cheap though!!
 

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Yea I doubt powder coating would be cheap, though I did see somewhere on the net some guy trying the DIY method - didn't see any samples though.
 

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I checked with a powder coating company here in Edmonton, Alberta, and they will do a wheel for $80 bucks a piece.
 
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