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Need any and all info on painting rims #374910 Jan 14, 7:26pm Jan 14, 7:26pm
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Need any and all info on painting rims
Im thinking about painting my rims black over the weekend. I just really don't know the exact details of how to properly paint them because i kno there are a few little things you have to do b4 you start painting and also how to mantain it and prevent it from scratching, so if anybody reads this and has info or if uve painted ur rims pleez post up, id like to get all the help i can possibly get. thanks.

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: DaBigTickett] #374911 Jan 14, 8:46pm Jan 14, 8:46pm
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Ight buddy, what you need to do is get jack stands so you can do all four wheels at once, sanding is the first and most important step, use 400 grit sand paper, I used one bottle of primer and one bottle of Duplicolor gunmetal wheel paint per rim, you will need to duct tape off the tires so you wont overspray the tires, you can also use clear coat if you want but the duplicolor stuff already has a glossy finish, and remember when you are spraying painting to keep the bottle moving and dont let the paint build up, its better to do many light coats then one thick coat, as for scratching and chipping, the more coats the better. pm me if you need more help, heres a pick of my painted 17's

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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: SmutasticGT] #374912 Jan 14, 8:47pm Jan 14, 8:47pm
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also pm rem because he painted his wheels back to, hes the one that taught me how to do my rim slol

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: SmutasticGT] #374913 Jan 14, 10:16pm Jan 14, 10:16pm
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I painted my rims too. I used dupli- color when paint. Just follow the steps SmutasticGT used they will come out perfect thumbsup

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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: SmutasticGT] #374914 Jan 14, 10:22pm Jan 14, 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT

also pm rem because he painted his wheels back to, hes the one that taught me how to do my rim slol


thumbsup

heres my wheels, you wanna do black right tasty

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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: rem] #374915 Jan 14, 10:28pm Jan 14, 10:28pm
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What do I need to do where paint is chipped on the rims? Strip them down compleatly, then paint?

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: maingear] #374916 Jan 14, 10:42pm Jan 14, 10:42pm
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i would just spray over that spot again, i guess.. did you use primer? and did you sand your wheels before you painted em? because mine hasnt chipped b4

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: rem] #374917 Jan 15, 5:38am Jan 15, 5:38am
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here are my wheels, painted them with ppg 4009 gunmetal and 2021 clear coat. thumbsup

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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: narcolepsy123456] #374918 Jan 15, 7:21am Jan 15, 7:21am
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They all look nice! I might have to paint my stock rims now just while I wait the rest of my 6 months for my rims to come from overseas. thumbsup

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: hkysk8r86] #374919 Jan 15, 4:57pm Jan 15, 4:57pm
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Arite thanks a lot guys, im gonna try to get it started by tonight and work on it through sunday and monday. yea im going for black, how do you think itll look on my car? here is a chop that xplodcelica did for me yesterday, i think it looks real sweet, he also slammed it a bit more and put some tint on the windows, becuz that is what i plan on doing in the near future. thumbsup

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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: DaBigTickett] #374920 Jan 15, 4:57pm Jan 15, 4:57pm
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And here is the chopped version of the pic above...

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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: DaBigTickett] #374921 Jan 15, 7:00pm Jan 15, 7:00pm
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hey narco, do your rims chip? i have adr sokudos in gunmetal but i want them black.

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: BATmobile] #374922 Jan 15, 8:07pm Jan 15, 8:07pm
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thumbsup thumbsup black would look pimp on ur car with ur graphics, tailights and everything thumbsup

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: SmutasticGT] #374923 Jan 15, 11:44pm Jan 15, 11:44pm
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thanks smutastic, do you have chips on your rims.

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: BATmobile] #374924 Jan 15, 11:47pm Jan 15, 11:47pm
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good shit omar...call me if you need any help. you should of did wat Toofy did to his rims...remember he told us he just used a deck of cards and slit them all around the rim and just spray painted it..lol

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: Virgilson] #374925 Jan 16, 12:35am Jan 16, 12:35am
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has anyone painted their gt rims b4? if so how long you take? im starting to paint mine too..but i found out there like 3-4 dif coats of stuff on my rim( i thought it was just a clear coat at first..but ended up removing like 3-4 dif coats of iono wat..


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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: AznKhaos] #374926 Jan 16, 10:23am Jan 16, 10:23am
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one chip so far, but i had a pint left of the gunmetal so i just touched it up. other than that it's held up great and they've been on for almost a year.

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: narcolepsy123456] #374927 Jan 22, 4:35pm Jan 22, 4:35pm
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is your car a daily driver?

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: BATmobile] #374928 Jan 22, 5:26pm Jan 22, 5:26pm
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AZN-Rem did his look up the post for the sexy red car.

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: 10celica10] #374929 Jan 23, 12:13am Jan 23, 12:13am
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Does anyone have pics of the stock GTS Rims painted Gunmetal on a stock silver Celi???


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Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: Chelica815] #374930 Jan 23, 10:35am Jan 23, 10:35am
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Hmm...I hadn't considered doing this before, it might just put some life back into my rims. They're all scratched up, so do I just sand more before painting it to get it smooth or will that not work? I'd hate to start sanding away only to realize it is still going to be messed up.

Would mine look better black, hyperblack, or gunmetal? tasty cool

I didn't realize that so many painted rims looked so good. thumbsup

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: DaBigTickett] #374931 Jan 23, 5:37pm Jan 23, 5:37pm
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I would recomend getting your rims powdercoated, much more durable than any kind of paint. I had a company do mine for $200, they sandblasted them down to bare metal powdercoated them and clear coated them. I'm very pleased with the results, heres a pic of them when i got them back. =)

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PS: This is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated.
Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: s71ck] #374932 Jan 23, 6:21pm Jan 23, 6:21pm
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hey man thats freakin bad ass...where did you take them? i want to do that with my rims but make them black...i think doing this is soo much cheaper and unique...then get some bad ass low pros and drop it..damn..so much better than getting new rims...200 bucks is not bad at all...

Re: Need any and all info on painting rims [Re: GTSGhostRida] #374933 Jan 23, 9:02pm Jan 23, 9:02pm
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I took them to a local shop here in denver called Applied Plastic Coatings Inc. But i'm sure you can find some place in your town that does powdercoating, its a pretty popular surface treatment. The place i took them to mainly powdercoats metal staircases and fences for outdoor use, but they did my rims no problem. They had tons of colors to pick from too, like 500 different colors and textures and color mixes, but i thought plain white would look best on my white celi.


PS: This is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated.
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