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Post by Eu-GenixX » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 5:28 pm

Has anyone ever done this and with how much success? and how much did it cost?

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Post by Eu-GenixX » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 6:58 pm

These are the wheels i'm thinking of painting...
Clean up the lip a bit.. and paint the inside(spokes) of the wheel in black/dark grey

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Post by cGr » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 7:00 pm

I've seen good results with powdercoating, never done it myself though.

Are they a multi-piece wheel?

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Post by Eu-GenixX » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 7:08 pm

For the price i'd be paying for them... i doubt it... heh

I thought with powder coating you would have to cover the entire wheel?

I guess with the right prep and quality paint.. possible high temp. it could work

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Post by blv » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 7:36 pm

You can powdercoat only sections of the rims, but it is quite costly. Probably nearly as much as what you may have paid for the rims.

Painting is probably the cheapest option, and even better if you do it yourself. You wont need high temp paint, but avoid pressure pack acrylics. I would go the 2 pac option. You can get 2 sorts though, clear over base, which is harder to get right, or what they call 2-coat. I painted my Patrol with 2-coat and with 1200grit wet and dry and a buff afterwards, it came up awesome. For rims, the clear over base would show the best result without haveing to touch it after you spray it
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Post by Jonesy » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 9:06 pm

well i saw this on Mighty Car Mods just the other day

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Post by dorift » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 10:20 pm

I personally thought the gold looked better

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Post by Eu-GenixX » Wed 27 Jul, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks for the vid Jonesy... I'm not sure any of it sunk in or not.. heh.. might have to watch it again..

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Post by Eu-GenixX » Thu 28 Jul, 2011 6:29 pm

Well fukket...

Went and picked up the rims today... and get them home and realise they are 8.5" wide.. not 8"...

Which basically means i can't use them.. bastard head...

Rims for sale.. anyone want some cheap rims? :D

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Re: Painting Wheels

Post by xtralights » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 9:14 pm

I did my vehicle's wheels turn into reddish golden.
Here what i had done:
1. Clean The Wheels
2. Sand The Wheels
3. Clean The Wheels Again
4. Tape The Tires
5. Primer The Wheels
6. Paint The Wheels
7. Clear The Wheels
8. Dry The Wheels

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