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TRD kid Dec 9, 10:08pm - #2539 
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Spray painting rims?

Whats up guys, i am back with another question. I was talkin with one of my friends and he said that one of his friends spray pained his rims on his celi gts. I was like "well y did he do that" becuase i thought it would look gay and start pealing. I was wrong. It was an awesome job, and he had it on there for 8-9 months he said and it still looks new. I still am curious. Imight do this to mine. Any one know on how to do this. I mean the whole process from takig off the rims, what paint to use and how much.

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Luke

but officer, it's only a four cylinder
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Steven Dec 9, 10:13pm - #2540 
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i know guys have done powdercoating...

You want to use something with high gloss and possibly high temperature standing like engine paint. You would have to put quite a few coats on there to make the paint layers thick so that when you get rock chips or what have you it wont show the alloy... hmm i've been wondering about this for a while too...
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TRD kid Dec 10, 3:23am - #2541 
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Thanks for he reply. Does anyone have anything else to add. I still want to do this, but need more info. Do i need to sand them, or should i just clean them and then put primer then paint???

Luke

but officer, it's only a four cylinder
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LouisianaGTS Dec 10, 3:28am - #2542 
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Paint them with a Professional automotive paint (PPG) put at least 4 good coats then at least 3 coats of clear... will last a lifetime...but can spray paint..forget it just buy rims. thumbsdown

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TRD kid Dec 10, 3:31am - #2543 
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Thanks, but do you still think you will have to primer or?????

Luke

but officer, it's only a four cylinder
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