Superior Industries International. has filed a patent for a vehicle wheel with a unique design featuring a multi-gloss paint finish. The wheel includes a face portion with spokes and a rim portion, each with different gloss levels, creating a visually appealing aesthetic. GlobalData’s report on Superior Industries International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Vehicle wheel with multi-gloss paint finish

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Superior Industries International Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20240010027A1) describes a vehicle wheel with a unique design. The wheel includes a face portion with a central portion defining a wheel axis and spokes extending outwardly, along with a rim portion interconnected by the spokes. The face and rim portions have different surfaces with varying gloss levels achieved through different paint finishes. The first surface has a paint finish with a gloss level between 80 and 100, while the second surface has a different paint finish with a gloss level between 10 and 70 or even 0 to 10. The transition between the two surfaces is carefully defined to create a visually appealing multi-gloss appearance.

The patent also outlines a method for coating such vehicle wheels to achieve the desired multi-gloss effect. The method involves coating the wheel with a first polymeric coating with a specific gloss rating, followed by applying a second polymeric coating with a different gloss rating over a portion of the first coating. This process results in the wheel having a multi-gloss appearance. Additional steps include curing the first coating before applying the second coating and using a mask to create a transition between the different gloss surfaces. The coatings can also be pigmented or dyed to enhance the visual effect of the multi-gloss appearance on the vehicle wheel. This innovative method provides a new way to customize and enhance the aesthetic appeal of vehicle wheels.

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