ZINK/GOLD lip bolts on Method wheels

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Getting a set of Method Grid wheels installed today but i'm not digging the zink/gold lip bolts. I know they sell stainless and black replacements, anyone have any experience with changing them?
Are the black ones painted or powder coated? How did you swap them out without scratching the wheels?
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I removed the Zinc bolts from my Methods on my Gen 1 Raptor and just left them off. The truck had zero chrome, so the silver bolts looked odd. At the time, Method did not sell replacement bolts and I could not find the correct size in black online. I was not using center caps, so the truck looked fine without the bolts or caps.

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I removed the Zinc bolts from my Methods on my Gen 1 Raptor and just left them off. The truck had zero chrome, so the silver bolts looked odd. At the time, Method did not sell replacement bolts and I could not find the correct size in black online. I was not using center caps, so the truck looked fine without the bolts or caps.

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Love the letters out!!

Yes, I really liked the Red Letter tires on my Gen 1. They look good on Black trucks, but I did not like the effort it took to keep the truck clean. I went with Magnetic on my Gen 2 and I just ordered Carbonized Gray for my Tremor. I will stick with all black Toyo RTs or Nitto Ridge Grapplers for my Tremor.
 
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I painted the zinc bolts VB as well as gloss black on the center cap and VB allen screws.View attachment 9238

Interesting idea to color match the bolts to the truck. How did you paint them? ie. Primer first, then how many coats, etc. Also, did any of the paint come off when you were reinstalling the bolts?
 

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Interesting idea to color match the bolts to the truck. How did you paint them? ie. Primer first, then how many coats, etc. Also, did any of the paint come off when you were reinstalling the bolts?
I didn't do it myself this time around, I'm sure its just a primer and standard base/clear combo. I painted the beadlock rings on my raptor myself and I used etching primer and the used the oem ford paint to get a perfect match. Nothing comes off if you are careful installing them, tape can be used to protect them too.
 
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