18" Kinesis K29 refinishing
When I purchased the Cup car, it came with the Kinesis K29s that were on it, and an extra set that had some old Falken slicks. I took them down to the local tire shop and had the tires removed and disposed of ($30).
I have been brainstorming refinishing ideas for these wheels, as they are incredible wheels -- both in looks and performance/quality. They are super-lightweight aluminum wheels which would cost over $4,000 new. I decided to refinish them in the "look" of the classic Fuch wheels (my personal favorite Porsche wheel), with a satin black center and an anodized outer lip. Depending upon my resources in the area, I may or may not be able to get them anodized. Regardless, I took them apart to be able to clean and refinish them properly.
I "borrowed" my wife's oven to cue the wheels. After baking them at 170F for about 20 mins, they seemed well on their way to cured.
NOTE: After reading up on oven-baking to cue paint, there are many different opinions and techniques for this. Depending upon what paint you purchase, oven-curing may not be necessary and in some cases may be detrimental to the paint you just applied.
Here are a few before/after shots...
I am a husband, father, and Porsche fan. I spent my childhood in Germany and became fond of Porsche at a young age.