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06-18-2013 12:19 AM
Red01Focus the thing with those ses wheels is that the top coat is tinted which is why the silver paints you have tried aren't matching
06-17-2013 03:56 PM
nardvark Closest off-the-shelf item is probably duplicolors graphite wheel paint. They also have a silver, perhaps you could do a silver layer with the graphite on top of it if it looks too dark on its own?

I used their bronze (with several clear coats over), have been driving on the wheels I painted for about 2 years and 35k miles now, they look almost as good as when I painted them. Very minimal chipping, most (if not all) of the chips that are on there were from small spots that I must have missed a speck of dust or a dab of finger oil during the painting process. Very impressed with the durability of this paint.
06-17-2013 03:52 PM
CriticalMass I want to do this to mine, only thing is, I want to repaint them the original silver/aluminum that was used from the factory, but I can't find the proper paint codes to use. Anyone have any idea? I've already tried a couple of different silvers on a spare rim and am not getting anywhere close to what I want.



I happen to like the stockers. Duplicating them though..... Has anyone had any luck?
05-03-2013 11:45 PM
Red01Focus bondo has a metal fill which apparently has aluminum in it,i planned on getting some and seeing how it compares to jb weld
05-01-2013 11:42 PM
MisterJohnson ^^The pic isn't showing up for me, but some people use JB Weld, and I've also heard of people melting solder wire into the chip and then filing/sanding it smooth
05-01-2013 11:33 PM
FocusFanboy
Rim Paint Chips and Advice Please

How can I get the paint chip out of this rim? What do you all recomend as far as removing the center piece to paint and make it look better?


03-08-2012 02:48 AM
BayRican Great write up, im gonna start in the morning. Im going to paint my stock ZX3 rims Black also.

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08-21-2011 10:45 PM
nardvark You just want to remove any dust from the surface (and oil or grease, but if you're careful those shouldn't be there anyways). Some dust will always settle on the surface between coats, you can wipe it off with a tack cloth to keep it from preventing the paint from adhering to the metal.
08-21-2011 09:44 PM
JammerJr1414 why is it needed to clean after each coat? that wont damage the previous coat?
03-27-2011 05:09 PM
drostedrummer89
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so i dont need to scuff up the backside of the wheels? im getting some EAP's and powdercoating them black and i was told to scuff up the surface is that all i need to do?
if you are powdercoating them, you might as well sandblast them and chemical dip them so its a uniform, clean finish. any wheel reman company will be able to do the whole job start to finish for around 70-80 a wheel.


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