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What do you guy's think about refinishing the Sport wheels in hyper silver and how would it look? Can it be professionally done? I know most will say they look good as they are but i was curious if it can be done. Think it might look pretty good with a black Sport . Did a little research and found a wheel repair shop in my area that I'll call or visit tomorrow to get more info. Just wondering what you guy's think. Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists | Custom Painted Wheels
 

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True hyper silver no it can't be done not here in the states any way. Hyper silver is a three stage process and the paint is banned here. I researched this while try to touch up curb rash on my hyper silver g35 rays. Ended up going with powdercoat. You could get a similar finish but it won't quite be real hyper silver. I think it would look good tho. There are similar processes with a substitute paint that doesn't contain the high amounts of lead but you are talking big money and probably
Not worth it on stock wheels.
 

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Yea I read that too awhile back. All that baking and 7-8 light coats and the fact you can't wet sand anything it all just adds up $$$. Hyper silver is dope. I wish my rays where in better shape because I really liked the color.
 

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Yeah my previous vehicle was black and it came stock with stock 18" hyper silver wheels which really made the car stand out. I miss that look. The wheels on the Sport are nice but they really don't stand out on a black car. The first link i posted they claim to paint hyper silver so I'll find out what's up with that.
 

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Just left the wheel shop and they said they can do hyper silver or whatever i want. All the vehicles in the shop were high end cars and i liked the color of the wheels they did on an Audi. The pic is the audi on jackstands. I scheduled an appointment for July 27 they said they'd need my car for at least 2 full days. Cost about $600 for all 4. What do you guy's think?
 

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The 18's on the Canadian Accords are pretty darn close to hypersilver. Why not just buy those and sell yours.
There's that convenience factor for me not having to ship anything or having wheels shipped to me and worry about damage and also deal with trying to sell and find wheels. I scheduled my appointment on the week im on vacation so i won't need my car that week anyway. Just seems better for me the way im doing it.
 

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Been looking at the hyper silver wheels and didn't realize there's so many different shades of it. Some are very dark which is what i don't want otherwise I'd just keep mine like they are . The very light ones really appeal to me and would probably look the best with a black car. Glad i have about 3 wks to find the perfect shade. The pic is just a few of many shades.
 

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Too much for too little.

I think $600 is too much. At 28 pounds, the whole wheel is too much. Better to put the money towards a light weight hyper silver wheel of your choice, and sell the stock wheels.

Of course if your primary goal is solely looks rather than any functionality whatsoever, go for it.
 

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I think $600 is too much. At 28 pounds, the whole wheel is too much. Better to put the money towards a light weight hyper silver wheel of your choice, and sell the stock wheels.

Of course if your primary goal is solely looks rather than any functionality whatsoever, go for it.
My primary goal is looks and i like to keep things stock as much as possible. I really do like the stock sport wheels i just think they'd look better hyper silver. As far as them being 28lbs is not an issue with me i honestly drive like a grandpa anyways lol :D
 

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How about using paint stripper to make them raw silver, and get them clear coated?
 

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How about using paint stripper to make them raw silver, and get them clear coated?
There's a certain color I'd like to achieve. The design of the wheel i like so there'll be no surprises there but getting the color right is important. Im going to leave it to the pro's to handle it. $600 is reasonable to me if it turns out nice and if it looks like crap im sure you guy's will let me know lol. So im ready for whatever happens. I think I'll be the first to have done this to the Sport wheels so should be interesting. The pic is the brightness im leaning towards.
 

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Along the same lines of what you're talking about...

I am looking to purchase a 2015 EX-L V6 or Touring and think the Sport wheels would look a lot better on it. I've seen pics of the Canadian 18" OEM wheels and they appear to be all silver without the dark grey accents. The Canadian 18" wheels look to have a different finish than the US ones. I guess they just look brighter. Can anyone confirm this and whether I can source the wheels here in the States? Would you pair them with the Michelin Primacy's?

Thanks!
 

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Well the day is almost here. I'll be dropping off my car tomorrow morning at 9 to have the stock wheels refinished. Little nervous about it but I'll post pics once they're done... Unless they look like crap then you guy's will never hear from me again :eek: :D
 

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Wheels will be finished tomorrow. I asked them to paint only 1 then call me to run up there and see if i liked it before doing the rest. It turned out perfectly. It's "very" bright hypersilver. That pic was taken indoors and you can still see how bright it is. Will post a pic when the car is done (hopefully tomorrow).
 

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They should look good but at $600 I think I would have but $600 with it and had VMR custom cut me a pair of VMR 710's in hyper silver. My plan is to get a set of VMR 710's or701's next spring with my bonus. I'm going to go 19's and have the car lowered for the over all look.

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They should look good but at $600 I think I would have but $600 with it and had VMR custom cut me a pair of VMR 710's in hyper silver. My plan is to get a set of VMR 710's or701's next spring with my bonus. I'm going to go 19's and have the car lowered for the over all look.

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The wheels you posted look very nice. I've really never been the aftermarket type guy i like keeping things stock as much as possible. I may do some small things here and there but nothing big. I purchased the Accord Sport because i like the way it looks already and the stock wheels to me are attractive they just needed a color change to make them even nicer. I could never see myself lowering a vehicle even though it does look good in some instances but it just ain't gonna happen with me. I'm just kinda set in my ways i guess :)
 
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