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qbanprepster21 Apr 4, 9:32pm - #144608 
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yIdea to Paint!

Well, here's my prob, i see this a lot and i hate seeing this, so i decided to take care of this, a lot of people that fix their cars up, miss a vital area...the wheel well, and it stands out more, when its dirty and you take pictures, since thats how i niticed. Also, its hard to clean, since its a rough material, i wanted to paint mine either a gloss silver, or a gloss black, i was thinking more about gloss black, but any other ideas will be appreciated. I also want to do this to get away from the crappy look, and since theres a nice coat of gloss, maybe it might be able to get cleaned better...
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SwiftCelGTS Apr 4, 10:16pm - #144609 

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if your car is lowered, you can't see in anymore. smile
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hephaestus Apr 5, 12:21am - #144610 
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
if your car is lowered, you can't see in anymore. smile

That's not entirely true. My car is way lowered and I could still see that area is not clean. Try what I do. Take a toilet brush or something similar with a long handle and during washes scrub that area down real good. Only takes a few extra minutes. Then use an aerosol or spray/mist bottle of your favorite tire dresser/blackener on the wheel well. Looks as good as new and doesn't take that much extra time.
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5280vvti Apr 5, 12:26am - #144611 

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Or use some plastic/vinyl cleaner like Meguiers. The painting might look kind of cool, but would get chipped pretty easily I would think.
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ev3 Apr 5, 12:31am - #144612 

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

Or use some plastic/vinyl cleaner like Meguiers. The painting might look kind of cool, but would get chipped pretty easily I would think.


yea..i reckon its one of those things that look awesome at first but then looks bad when it gets a little older. The toilet brush idea is good tho! grin
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um, why not keep it clean and it won't look like shit?

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Johnny178 Apr 5, 1:40am - #144614 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
um, why not keep it clean and it won't look like shit?


wow there's a concept... just clean then and dont worry about them.
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hephaestus Apr 5, 1:52am - #144615 
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Keeping it clean is not enough for that show room shine. Just try spraying it with the same stuff you spray to get your wheels shiny and black after the clean. It may sound funny, but the difference can't be described. I use that stuff around the window (the rubber strips), the S2000 antenna, the black rubber bumper piece in the back, wiper blade assembly, and the plastics around the windshield wiper blades on a rag. I need to take pics before and after so everyone understands how easy it is and how much better it looks I guess.

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i would just clean it, like they said, it might chip from debre and rocks that kick up it your wheel wells...
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Evan Apr 5, 9:06pm - #144617 

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Originally Posted by Johnny178
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
um, why not keep it clean and it won't look like shit?


wow there's a concept... just clean then and dont worry about them.


Yeah, it won't make a difference if you paint them and still leave them dirty. Just clean them and use a product to make them shine like armor all, meguiars, etc.

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cycocelica Apr 5, 11:58pm - #144618 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
um, why not keep it clean and it won't look like shit?


haha good one! owned
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Evan Apr 6, 12:04am - #144619 

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also forgot to add that if you do paint them, they will invariably get chipped by rocks that are kicked up by your wheels. over time, they'll look horrible. thumbsdown

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slidr Apr 6, 2:07am - #144620 

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Originally Posted by Evan

also forgot to add that if you do paint them, they will invariably get chipped by rocks that are kicked up by your wheels. over time, they'll look horrible. thumbsdown
Exactly. And not to mention that it will peel, and fall off, and look even worse than it once did.

Besides, it's supposed to be dark under there anyways or else it would take something away from the appearance of your car.
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Originally Posted by Evan
also forgot to add that if you do paint them, they will invariably get chipped by rocks that are kicked up by your wheels. over time, they'll look horrible. thumbsdown


yea, plus, it's going to show dirt even more and STILL get dirty. spineyes

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Erick Apr 6, 5:56am - #144622 

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agreed thumbsup stick to just cleaning them real well

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cycocelica Apr 6, 6:50am - #144623 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by Evan
also forgot to add that if you do paint them, they will invariably get chipped by rocks that are kicked up by your wheels. over time, they'll look horrible. thumbsdown


yea, plus, it's going to show dirt even more and STILL get dirty. spineyes


yeah and they will draw more attention if they are silver thus making people notice how dirty they really are.
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qbanprepster21 Apr 6, 4:53pm - #144624 
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well, you guys got to me, so im just gonna stick to cleaning them real well, ill just use that tire cleaner, with the blackner/shiny s**t and see if that does the trick, thanks...

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RoMkApOmKa Apr 7, 12:33am - #144625 

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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
if your car is lowered, you can't see in anymore. smile

True...
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