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Okay guys this topic may have been covered already but I could not find it.

 

I have the 20" wheels with PP. I have some pretty serious scratches on one of the wheels. Apparently Ford likes to paint Silver over black primer(great idea) so when scratched its a huge eye sore. I have called Ford dealers, they dont have a clue on any touch up paint and cannot even tell me what color the paint is. Some research I have found on web alot of owners have this problem with Ford giving the sorry we dont know. I have found a thread that says they are Argent Silver dont recall the code. I have to be sure before I attempt to touch them up, if not I have to ship the cores to have them re-finished to a vendor. Different wheels is not a option, I love the Ford design, a motor trend article even commented that the BMW looks to have stolen the wheels off the SHO. If anyone can help me out I would be much appreciated.

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I like the design too, so I know what you are saying. Have you considered Permachrome? I am loving mine. I had similar, but different issues with the finish on my MKS 20's. I finally determined the easiest thing to do was to get mine Permachromed. http://vuvhg.hsybf.servertrust.com/

They look great and I have no regrets. A few SHO guys have got Permachromes as well, including Rick from Livernois!

 

Another idea is the mobile wheel repair services. My issue was clearcoat, so they (mobile repair guys) could not help me. Your issue sounds like one they could handle. I will try to find a link for you.

 

EDIT: Here ya go, check these guys out. I have not personally used them, but have heard good things. Usually 125 per wheel to re-finish. http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/

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Here is a post from another site about the wheel paint. Hopefully it answers your question.

 

Yes, found it at PaintScratch.com. Here's the rundown, you can get the paint in different sizes from 2oz. up and also they have a 120z. spray can. I got the 2 oz. The Bottle says it is 2010 Ford Sparkle Silver M C wheel M0389.

The paint matches very close, although not perfect. When you get close to the wheel you can see the difference but from 5-7 feet it looks fine. The paint seems a bit on the expensive side, but my results with touching up the little dings from road dirt, it has been fine.

Also I assume that the 2011 paint color is the same, but I'm sure their website has that info.

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The black primer is to help achieve the correct look. Also, this paint is a basecoat/clearcoat color (even says so on PaintScratch's website) so if you did not apply the primer and/or did not apply the clearcoat, the paint won't be an exact match, even if the code is correct. Even though it says "clearcoat", once applied the clearcoat will slightly change the color.

 

If there is an automotive paint shop in your area you may be able to get them to mix the color up for you for less than what you can order it for.

 

I see that website also lists a "Sparkle Silver Effects (wheel)" color. Any idea what the difference is? The "chip" on the site suggests it's a brighter silver, maybe that's the one that looks even more like chrome?

 

-Rod

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The wheels are very hard to match' date=' especially with a metallic touch up paint. I personally gave up and am going to pickup a set of Perma Chrome wheels.[/quote']

 

I really love the Permachrome wheels, but between son in college and trying to talk Mom into letting us bring home a Shelby or Boss 302, I have to tiptoe around the mods for the SHO for a bit.

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I hear ya. ^^ They are not cheap considering you donate your own rims, but after having them, I do think the price is reasonable. If they actually last through MI winters like they claim to do, I will considered them an absolute bargain. I just got tired of factory rims (GM and FMC) pitting, corroding, and peeling.

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I hear ya. ^^ They are not cheap considering you donate your own rims' date=' but after having them, I do think the price is reasonable. If they actually last through MI winters like they claim to do, I will considered them an absolute bargain. I just got tired of factory rims (GM and FMC) pitting, corroding, and peeling.[/quote']

 

I saw a set for $1395 on eBay, no core wheels required. Pretty decent price.

 

 

I really love the Permachrome wheels' date=' but between son in college and trying to talk Mom into letting us bring home a Shelby or Boss 302, I have to tiptoe around the mods for the SHO for a bit.[/quote']

 

2013 Shelby! The BOSS is cool, but 600rwhp with a factory warranty would rock.

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