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Old 06-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #31
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well, i was in kinda the same boat. so i painted my 2 fronts one saturday, let dry over night and put back on the next day. then did the back 2 the followingn saturday. i felt like a retard rollin around like that for a week but oh well.it was only a week.
If they will dry, i can get all 4 off at once. So no worrys on that.
Problem is, Its humid as piss here.. Tho i could do it friday after work. Let em dry overnight. hm
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #32
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i recomend being carefull in humidity. might dry funny on ya. and for me it wasn't a factor of not being able to get all 4 off at once, it's that i'm anal about everything i do when it comes to my car and i wanted to make sure it was completely dry. i'm always worried about f-n sh-t up!! LOL. good to have a kick azz wife to help out too. she loves workin on the car with me. she did all the tape for the lip to make it straight and smooth. she has smaller steadier hands. LOL
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:27 AM   #33
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I just painted my center caps on my rims and didn't do how I should have and now they look like crap.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:01 AM   #34
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just sand them down and re do them.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:38 AM   #35
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I did it on stock 16s 2 at a time...hehe I did the left then the right (only looked weird if you saw both sides) I live in one of the most humid places (Mobile AL) and they dried fine overnight. If you use rattlecan with any metalic in it then be sure to paint them while they are standing up. I did the first 2 while they were laying down and the metalic stuff got stuck all over the paint...they looked almost powdercoated and the clear didn't smooth it back out. (had to sand 'em down and start over.
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:19 PM   #36
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just adding to keep the tread alive
i painted mine a while back did not go through all the hassle of sanding and mine have a glossy look to them
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Very good instuctions. But my suggestion would be to have them powder coated, it's much more durable than paint. I had my wheels sandblasted and powder coated for $140 5 years ago and they are still doing good.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:19 AM   #38
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whats the best spraypaint for this job??? engine paint? car touch up paint? please help im about to paint my stock wheels...
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:35 AM   #39
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WOW, How awesome. Just at work.... yea at 2:30 am HAHA reading up. awesome, no work for 3 days =) i'm painting my rims 2morrow. I'll throw up a pic. oh yea it will be the first pic of my ride lol. Oh no... my baby is camera shy....
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^^You ever end up painting them?

As far as the powdercoating option, yes it's true it will last, but if you use high quality paint and take your time, this will only have to be re-done every few years. And usually people buy another set of wheels by then. This can be done for roughly 20-30 dollars.
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