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I like the color matched insert in the NA Veloster. Is it a possible option??

I still have 3 weeks left before I buy the car, so they'll have to find me a car... I'm going to see if they can swap out the rims with the color matched set, but probably slim chance. Maybe go ahead and buy it and find someone with the NA Veloster and swap??

Cant wait to get my VT!
 

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Here's the answer: It's not.

You'd have to order the VT, then order a full set of the NAV wheels at retail price. Then try to sell your VT wheels to recoup the cost.

Too much hassle. I'll just plastidip my wheels and do some orange trimming on it, hopefully it'll match.
 

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Actually those chrome parts on the VT rims can be removed. Three small bolts hold them on each wheel for a total of 5 per wheel. Now you can remove them and get some OEM paint from a place like Automotive Spray Paint custom matched | Aerosol Touch Up | AutomotiveTouchup | 888-710-5192
It would certainly be different and may actually be a look you would like. You would need to try to picture it in your mind to see how it looks plus you would need to make sure the paint would take to those chrome parts. 20 bucks for a can of Boston Red paint plus a little work is all it would take. Just an idea man.
 

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Actually those chrome parts on the VT rims can be removed. Three small bolts hold them on each wheel for a total of 5 per wheel. Now you can remove them and get some OEM paint from a place like Automotive Spray Paint custom matched | Aerosol Touch Up | AutomotiveTouchup | 888-710-5192
It would certainly be different and may actually be a look you would like. You would need to try to picture it in your mind to see how it looks plus you would need to make sure the paint would take to those chrome parts. 20 bucks for a can of Boston Red paint plus a little work is all it would take. Just an idea man.
Funny you should mention it. That is exactly the idea I had. So I cut out a few pieces of paper to match the chrome inserts, sprayed them, and taped them to the wheel. I'm still not sure but it gave me a pretty good idea of what it would look like. Of course the chrome of the center piece would need to be painted too.

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Nice. And a good way to see how it looks without ruining the inserts with paint in case you dont like the look. IT does look pretty nice though. If you do go ahead and paint them dont forget the clear coats to protect the paint. And that is something I may try to do also down the road.
 

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Of course you can't paint chrome. I don't care for the body color on the rims - but to each his own.

At first the color matching rims are going to have to be purchased separately. But once enough of these cars are on the road the dealers are going to get stuck with some of these rims and you might be able to find a deal. This forum could be a good place in the future to find take-off rims too.
 

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There are ways to take chrome off of plastic. I've seen it done by soaking them in bleach. If I could get hold of some spare chrome inserts I'd try it.
 

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that looks wicked
 

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I hate the chrome look. Ordered some Vitamin C paint already. Going to plastic dip my wheels, and then spray paint the inserts to match the body.

I plan on using adhesion promoter and then spraying 2 coats of vitamin C and 2 coats of clear. If it fail, I'll 3M vinyl wrap it carbon fiber.
 
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