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Painted Wheels

Old 10-24-2003, 11:33 AM
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I took a shot at painting my own wheels. I purchased a paint gun for my compressor at Harbor Freight for $20 and went to NAPA and purchased $14 worth of automotive black paint, reducer, and hardner.



It took me about 3 hours to properly clean the wheels. They had a good 14 years worth of crud on them. Laid a bunch of plastic down in the back yard, mixed up the paint and got to spraying. Was pretty straight forward. Thanks to RobX-7 guiding me through. Put 3 coats on, turned out pretty well for my first time paitning this way.



Now I just need to paint the rest of the car...
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Old 10-24-2003, 11:34 AM
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Drivers side from the rear. Apexi GT Spec exhaust installed also.
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Old 10-24-2003, 11:41 AM
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those turned out pretty good



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Old 10-24-2003, 11:47 AM
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Looks nice..
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Old 10-24-2003, 11:48 AM
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You gonna paint the car with that too? They came out nice.
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:49 PM
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Good Job, those at first I didn't like those rims in black but they grew on me.
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:16 PM
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Looks good. I'm thinking of painting the wheels on the sport black too.
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:18 PM
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Do they have to be buffed smooth first to look decent? My 5-lug GXL rims seem to have a sort of texture on them.



For $34, that's awesome!
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:25 PM
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No, these wheels have a texture on them as well. They just have to be cleaned very thoroughly. I think the texture helps the paint to adhere.
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:38 PM
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why did you paint your wheels when your car is pink??

black t2 rims look like ***
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