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Old 09-15-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Why pay for new wheels when...

...you can paint the ones you already have? (this is only with primer on)


Primed by Focus Dave, on Flickr

I am eventually planning on picking up something different, but for now spending $15 on primer and wheel paint makes more financial sense.


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Old 09-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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Looks good man, are those the stock wheels??

These are the ones I'm thinking of:
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yeah those are the ones
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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I'm doing the same exact thing with the same exact wheels lol olive drab color for winter wheels on the beater
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Yep, split 5-spokes. They look a million times better with those center caps pulled off.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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Started with just one wheel to test out my painting method. Came out pretty well, and I think I've got a good idea of what to do to make the other three come out better.



Keep in mind, these wheels were absolutely torn up when I got them. I never set out thinking that this was going to be a professional-quality job. They were basically free (I paid for gas for NickGT40 to drive them to me), and the tires are on their last legs. I'm replacing the tires soon, so I don't mind the little bit of overspray I got, considering I didn't use a single piece of tape.
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The white looks good on the yellow car.
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Dang man, I may have to find myself a set of those and do the same thing. It looks really good! I was gonna get the Sparco Terra's, but at 130 a wheel, these look pretty dang good at like a quarter of the price.
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Nice! I painted my a set a long time ago in black with some clear coat and they turned out great. So white doesn't look that bad on yellow I always wonder what it would look like on mine lol
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White on yellow looks great!
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