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repainting rims... #339318 Nov 30, 2:41pm Nov 30, 2:41pm
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repainting rims...
i have gunmeatal 18" montegi mr7's and they are gunmeatal...

what do i need to do to repaint them?
what products can i use?

is there any steps of what i can to to repaint all of my rims to make it look better and newer?

anyone here have experience that they are willing to share?

thanks...

Re: repainting rims... [Re: asnRider] #339319 Nov 30, 11:27pm Nov 30, 11:27pm
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I believe Rem repainted his rims. PM him thumbsup

Re: repainting rims... [Re: mxmcelica] #339320 Dec 1, 12:01am Dec 1, 12:01am
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thanks...i will do just that...

Re: repainting rims... [Re: asnRider] #339321 Dec 1, 12:03am Dec 1, 12:03am
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get them powdercoated

Re: repainting rims... [Re: spaztikid] #339322 Dec 1, 12:08am Dec 1, 12:08am
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Just make sure to sand it down first. Wet-Sand? At least from what I've heard. There's also a specific type of spray you use, I think it's used for the heat or something. I dunno, this is from what I've been told. So I could be wrong, but just giving you a little idea of what to do.

Re: repainting rims... [Re: SquadOne] #339323 Dec 1, 2:16pm Dec 1, 2:16pm
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thanks... you guys think this is really hard to do on you own? how about the outcome? last long? looks good?

how much will it be if i took it to the shop to do it professianlly?

Re: repainting rims... [Re: asnRider] #339324 Dec 1, 3:09pm Dec 1, 3:09pm
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i did my own wheels too, as well as my car. take a piece of 320 and a red scotch pad, both 3M brand, and scuff them down. make sure there are no shiny painted areas left, but also take care not to scuff it down to bare aluminum either. next spray a good primer such as PPG brand and sealer to give the new paint something to stick to. then spray your base, about five coats, then your clear(if you are using a double stage paint). most wheels are painted with a single stage paint from the factory, but this will give you a better shine. thumbsup

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Re: repainting rims... [Re: narcolepsy123456] #339325 Dec 1, 3:15pm Dec 1, 3:15pm
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professionally done at the shop where i work is about 400-750 depending on the wheel shape.

Re: repainting rims... [Re: narcolepsy123456] #339326 Dec 1, 8:05pm Dec 1, 8:05pm
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750? Ouch you could probably buy a new set of rims in any color you wanted for that price..

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