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Old 04-06-2005, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed that when my rims (normally a bright aluminum color) are dirty they look very good with my car color, is it possible to actually paint the rims a dark grey or gunmetal color and have it look nice and be as good quality as the original?

Has anyone tried this and have before/after pics, or have any helpful advice/links? =\

Thanks in advance everyone!
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anything is possible!! u just gotta know the right people.. why don't u just bring your car to a body shop, or just a paint shop, and see what they can do for u
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Wouldn't a dirty rim look similar to powder coated rims? correct me if I'm wrong.
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Hey man, I have a place in CDA that does awesome work Phrozen. 20-40 bucks a rim depending on the color. And if you schedule it, they can do it all in one day. Should take a trip to Spokane and I'll get you in touch with the place.
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Hey man, I have a place in CDA that does awesome work Phrozen. 20-40 bucks a rim depending on the color. And if you schedule it, they can do it all in one day. Should take a trip to Spokane and I'll get you in touch with the place.
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Awesome! I'll be sure to get in touch with you for that! (when I have some money haha)

Btw, what is powder coated?
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Powder coating is what it sounds like it is not a liquid paint but a powder. I think gunmetal looks good, although with painted rims i really like the polished lip and the darker center. You should check that out, it looks great.
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Powder coating is what it sounds like it is not a liquid paint but a powder. I think gunmetal looks good, although with painted rims i really like the polished lip and the darker center. You should check that out, it looks great.
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I like that look too but, could I do that with the rims I have on my car? (see pic)
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you can powder coat anything basically...
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