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hs2g
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hs2g Apr 3, 6:13am - #433222 
1997 Red Toyota Celica GT
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1997 Toyota Celica GT

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St. Cloud, Minnesota
Is it easy to paint wheels Gloss Black?

I have a set of wheels in mind but they are silver with a polished tip. I would prefer a gloos black wheel with a polished tip tho. So my question is would it be easy to paint those wheels gloss black like it came straight from the manufacture? Easy as in Easy to find the gloss black paint or do I have to just put LAYERS of clear coat after I put Layers of the black paint?

And what kind of paint would you recommend?

Also would 19's look good and fit well on a celica or is it too big?
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NYgodfatha27
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NYgodfatha27 Apr 4, 8:08am - #433223 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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IMO 19's are pretty big, I have 18's right now and I think it's perfect. But to answer the question about the painting, rims are a touchy issue when it comes to painting. You can't just paint it like that because with enough driving it'll start peeling and chipping off and it's gonna looks shitty. The only way to get the true glossy black look on your rims and do it the right way is getting them powdercoated. I know this because I got mine powdercoated. I love it.
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Haggard
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Haggard Apr 4, 12:16pm - #433224 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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San Antonio Texas
pm satcelicagt, he recently painted his and they look REALLY good...

2000 Celica GT-S Spectra White

Current mods:
Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust

Currently saving for custom turbo....MUST BE F/I!!!!!
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sickcelica696
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sickcelica696 Apr 4, 1:10pm - #433225 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
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I wrote a guide for this earlier...ill post it when i got home from work
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mkvirus
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mkvirus Apr 4, 2:43pm - #433226 
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autozone sells paint spray just for rims but i would follow NYgodfatha27 advice to powder coat it!!!

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Grifter
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Grifter Apr 7, 2:30am - #433227 
2000 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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Connecticut
hell yeah powder coat, its not THAT expensive. plus it will last longer than any spray paint
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