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Old 01-10-2005, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used high heat engine paint and I honestly didn't care if it came out poorly. I did less than half-assed work so I didn't expect much. It came out pretty ok though. Suits the car much better now. Took me only 30 min to do all 4 which tells you how much prep work I did :P I did wet sand the surface.

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Old 01-10-2005, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks sick.. are those the stock 15s? I did the same thing :P
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looks sick.. are those the stock 15s?* I did the same thing :P
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Thanks, didn't you just spray yours completely black though?

They are the stock 15's, somehow spraying them black and leaving the silver lip makes the rim look bigger.
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yeah I didn't leave the outer edge silver though because mine had some rash on them :P wish I kind of did though
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yeah I didn't leave the outer edge silver though because mine had some rash on them :P wish I kind of did though
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It's a pain in the ass to tape up all of the outer edge. I almost got too lazy and just sprayed the entire rim and tires.. haha.
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In other words.. he just gave his car a rim job... haha...

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a rim job! classic!

I am lazy so I sprayed the whole thing lol
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i think it looks way better that it would have if you didnt leave the silver lip. anyways the pics were kind of dark so i could see that much! but looks good

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Thanks guys. Honestly, I did it for fun. I don't care, they are winter wheels. I just loved how they looked on the old Porsche 944's. Anyways, I'd expect people to point and laugh at me.. lol

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Now i want to do that on my worthless stock 15s!
Thanks for giving more crap to do.
What kind of paint do you need to get and what kind of prepwork?
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Now i want to do that on my worthless stock 15s!
Thanks for giving more crap to do.
What kind of paint do you need to get and what kind of prepwork?
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The proper way would be to wait for the temp to warm up a bit. You should sand off the clear coat and get to the paint, but that's a lot of work. I got lazy and just used high heat engine paint, mainly because it sticks well to anything, even clear coat. Just lightly wet sand the clear coat till it looks scratched up. Remove all the brake dust. The paint will peel off if you have too much brake dust buildup. Then just tape off the edges and spray away! It was very difficult to get into the crevasses. I did 3 coats using the dupli-colour engine paint. I used gloss black. Please remove the wheels from the car before doing this, I know I did a half-assed job, but I still didn't spray the wheels mounted to the car. Try to get the wheels as far as possible from the car to prevent the overspray from sticking onto your paint.

You can use clearcoat high heat too, but I chose not to. Too expensive and too much work for winter wheels. The hight heat engine paint is very durable, so clear coat isn't really needed unless you're paranoid that the gloss will fade. Took about 2 hours to completely dry. I mounted the rims back on while the paint was still wet. But I was careful not to touch it. The finish isn't as good as you'd expect from proper wheel paint, but without actually doing proper prep work and going though hours of work and waiting, high heat engine paint is your best bet.

That's about it, good luck!

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Old 01-12-2005, 04:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Pics updated!

I had my digi cam set to "daylight" rather than "night" previously, so here are some better pics.

NOT dialup safe

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