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Old 01-27-2006, 05:31 PM   #11
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Ah ha! Alright becuase when I checked last time I was like umm. Thanks WD.
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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Came across this How To, very interesting. Does anyone have any before and after pics i could see (i might at one point look into doing this)?
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:32 AM   #13
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LIVE THREAD LIVE

anyone have any pics of their painted wheels?
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Unfortunatly I did have pics but that was on a older computer which I have since gotten rid of. Maybe I can mock up a wheel or something, but I don't have the materials right now. I would say if someone has an extra wheel sitting around, try it and I know you'll like the results.
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:22 PM   #15
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Check my gallery and also here for pics of painted rims, I may have a few pics of the process as well but they would be at home and I'm at work now. Let me know if you want to see them
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wow metal, thats EXACTLY how i wanted to do mine. Nice job. What brand of paint and what types did it take?
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Those look good, you did a sweet job. Definatly took time the job doesn't look rushed at all. Did you do it similar to the way I posted or another way?
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:07 PM   #18
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i used DupliColor high performance wheel coating and simply followed the directions on the can (very close to these) and here's how it came out:



the edge isn't perfect because i didn't mask it off well enough (oh well, im gonna have to repaint them anyways, for other reasons)
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I don't remember the paint brand off top of my head I believe it was duplicolor, I will doublecheck when I get home. And as for the steps I took, I didn't have a lift so I did one wheel at a time jack her up, take off wheel,
Used spray nine to clean off rims nice a good, wet sanded with 400 grit, just enough to scratch the clear no need to go crazy.
Masked off the tire with newspaper (this part was probably the most time consuming)
I actually bought silver rim paint that matched the stock color EXACTLY so I did a base of that (2-3 coats). Let it dry mask off the parts to be done in black, I found if you look at the rims in the light there is a line drawn by the curve of the rim I used that line to lay down the lines.
Lay down 2-3 coats of black, first light then wet coat to top it off. Let her dry take off masking clear the whole thing, dry again and polish. Took me 2 days to do all four rims, not a bad weekend project, it's time consuming but the end result is a thing of beauty

My brother has a SRT-4 and he saw me doing it and I had to do his too, and his were an absolute PAIN. Just like putting the vinyl stripes on, his car has so many curves it's unbelievable. But if you have the time and patience it can be done and a good product will be had in the end

Edit: BTW, great write up, without this writeup I wouldn't have had the guts to try this
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^^LOL just glad to help, yours seriously turned out great same with yours I<3 my Zx3. Good to finally have some pics on here because I know it kind of turned people off without pics. Thanks a lot guys for all the continued comments as well.
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