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Old 03-05-2013, 01:21 AM   #35
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It's not just the Camaro wheels that suffer. When I bought my Grand Sport, it came with the $2000 chrome wheel option (didn't really want chrome wheels but the other options and overall price were right). I was shocked to find that the barrels had rough primer as the factory finish. This is on a very open and large wheel where the barrel is highly visible. Looked horrible and was tough to keep clean. I ended up sanding the barrels smooth and painting them.
I'm surprised by this. My C5 has painted barrels, with a gloss finish inside. It isn't the same metallic paint as on the outside, more of a solid gray, but it shines when clean. It's a shame to hear about a drop in quality.

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #36
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Does anyone have the part number of touchup paint for the 1LE wheels?
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #37
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Does anyone have the part number of touchup paint for the 1LE wheels?
Search the wheel section in the ZL1 forums, Dupli-Color black NGSF100 seems to be popular, I picked up some from Amazon to touch-up a few very tiny nicks in my wheels... no complaints.

I did ask a dealer - they told me there's no GM part number and that I'd need to talk to a body shop.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #38
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I just cleaned my wheels front and back this weekend. I didn't notice any paint issues, the matte black paint covers my entire rim inside and out. Maybe I just got a good batch?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #39
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Mine are fine on the outside. But the insides are similar to those above, and the inner lip has no paint at all. While I expect better, it's not really an issue as you can't see it with the wheels on the car.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #40
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Take a look at many silver oe wheels... will have similar issues, but wont be noticed so much due to the color of aluminum.
Oe chrome wheels have the rough paint there for corrosion protection. Thin chrome looks real bad when it corrodes, due to the copper bleeding out.

What bothers me is the paint on the car (beyond the orange peel)...look underneath or deep in engine compartment…not much paint there. I only care about that due to rust concerns. I can easily paint the back of my wheels even if only for looks... the vehicle, not so easy.
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