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I'm planning on painting my rims (if possible) but have no idea how well this would work. Does anyone have any experience with painting rims?

The low down - Part of my master plan is to completely black my 328 out . In the upcomming weeks I'm going to smoke the tail lights (DIY and I will post in the FAQ section once complete. The hard part right now is figuring out how exactly to pack the lights in my bong ... ), tint the windows when the fundage becomes available, and I want to paint my stock rims a very glossy black (considered purchasing new rims, but again fundage issues come into play and I really like my stock rims). I've already blacked out the grills and the Roundels (thought about a black interior as well, but that will cost money. Considered painting the interior, but that would prolly come out reall ghetto like ).

I'm figuring, for the rims, a good wet sanding with a 2000 grit sand paper. Followed by some primer (maybe), then a light coat of black, sand, another light coat, sand, another with sanding. Then a final coat and probably 2 coats of clear coat (I really want a nice shine on these mofos).

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i dont know about paintin the rims, but the cars gonna look gangster, blacked all out (cept rims) reminded me of this car, sweet




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Nice, except I'm not gonna have clears. All black (or smoked at least). I'm also going to be different from others in that I will be smoking the yellow indicators, not getting smoked clears.

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Nice, except I'm not gonna have clears. All black (or smoked at least). I'm also going to be different from others in that I will be smoking the yellow indicators, not getting smoked clears.
damn, youz a wanksta wigga. don't tint the windows. and why do you want everything black? what about painting the rims YELLOW to increase your supersonic fast fast speed?

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damn, youz a wanksta wigga. don't tint the windows. and why do you want everything black? what about painting the rims YELLOW to increase your supersonic fast fast speed?
I want to tint the windows to help save the leather, and it also helps when people use their brigths at night and with glare. I'm not talking 100% black tint either, just a nice light tint. In my head the all black looks sweet as all get out. Very slick, very dark, very sleeper-ish (that ties into the rest of my master plan). Only the Yugo really benefits from the Supersonic Fast Fast Fastness of the yellow paint, the bimmer would catch fire and explode.

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for dying your leather, check out these guys:

http://www.colorplus.com

they also have stuff (like spackle for leather) that will fix cracks.

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When I painted my rims they were already painted. I took aircraft stripper to them and clean off all the old paint. I then washed them real good to make sure it was all off. then taped them up and had my friend paint them in his paint booth. Turned out really well. If you just want black though I would say have them sent out to be powder coated.

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When I painted my rims they were already painted. I took aircraft stripper to them and clean off all the old paint. I then washed them real good to make sure it was all off. then taped them up and had my friend paint them in his paint booth. Turned out really well. If you just want black though I would say have them sent out to be powder coated.
I agree, powdercoating makes life alot easier....


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if you can send them off to be powder coated......

if not some very fine wet and dry paper.... body filler and lots of patience.....
i did the wheels on 3 of my cars and my brothers.....
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the all black look is sick as hell do it!!!!!!!! I was gonna do my crx like that and had my wheels painted by my local body shop...on my bimmer my 19's are a dark almost black glossy gunmetal...the dude before me had them on a 00 328i and when he had his car painted a dark porsche blue he had them paint the wheels...basically what they do is use bondo(i think) and fill in all the curb rash marks and make the wheels look new again, sand them down alot, shoot em, then clear them...make sure you get ALOT of clear because both times i have had it done i get rock chips easy, another route is to get them powder coated...i was also thinking of doing the all black look...smoke tails(or use some of the smoke tail spray i sell), black housing jdm type corners to match the headlights housing, a dark glossy black paint, blacked out windows and either leave the rims the gunmetal color to kinda contrast or paint them the same as the car...i think that shit looks badass, real stealthy low key....makes people not even wanna look over at the red light cuz they think that bitch is so heated(fast as shit)

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Get them powder coated. Less likely to chip.... especially since you can really see chips and blemishes on black way more easily than any other color.
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