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Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... #5565 Jun 7, 5:13pm Jun 7, 5:13pm
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Painting my wheels Gunmetal?...
After seeing how nice gunmetal looks in Spectra Blue, I'm considering getting my wheels painted that color. What process, how durable the paint, how long after my wheels are painted can I install them...? Any input from you guys would be greatly appreciated;).

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Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #5566 Jun 9, 12:50am Jun 9, 12:50am

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If you do anything just get them powder coated. It's the best way to go to change the color of your wheels. Besides i dont think you paint wheels.

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #5567 Jun 16, 9:43pm Jun 16, 9:43pm
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Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #5568 Jun 16, 10:19pm Jun 16, 10:19pm
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I painted my rims Andy. In the site i provided below, i have detailed instructions. I recommend you get your rims powdercoated because the finish will last longer and it will be more durable. Just wait till the wheels you want to powdercoat run low on tire tread, then take the wheels to the tire shop, have the tires removed, put temp rims on(stock rims) then get the RIMS powdercoated. After they're done, get them wrapped in rubber and back on your car!

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthre...amp;Main=11937&Search=true#Post11964

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Steven] #5569 Jun 16, 11:00pm Jun 16, 11:00pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
I painted my rims Andy. In the site i provided below, i have detailed instructions. I recommend you get your rims powdercoated because the finish will last longer and it will be more durable. Just wait till the wheels you want to powdercoat run low on tire tread, then take the wheels to the tire shop, have the tires removed, put temp rims on(stock rims) then get the RIMS powdercoated. After they're done, get them wrapped in rubber and back on your car!

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthre...amp;Main=11937&Search=true#Post11964


Nice Steven thumbsup

Did you notice the date on the orig post by blue batty? Hahaha, this is a very old thread, pretty sure he's already forgotten about it haha. Anyways, Nice job... some questions..
1) how much did it run you total?
2) what would you recommend if you don't have a spare set of tires?

Again, NICE JOB thumbsup

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: x0031] #5570 Jun 16, 11:07pm Jun 16, 11:07pm
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1) $20
2) Clear your schedule of driving to places for a fun filled weekend of wetsanding and painting.

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Steven] #5571 Jun 16, 11:12pm Jun 16, 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
1) $20
2) Clear your schedule of driving to places for a fun filled weekend of wetsanding and painting.


wtf
Clear... my... schedule??? cry cry cry

Damn... I feel a night with the guys coming on... maybe a couple bottles of beer, and we're ok... well, actually maybe i shouldn't mix painting with booze... grin

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: x0031] #5572 Jun 16, 11:26pm Jun 16, 11:26pm
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As a matter of fact, I don't recommend you drive anywhere for atleast 48 hours after the last coat of clear coat to let dry. If you do drive within the first 48 hours, the paint will start to slip off the rim.

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Steven] #5573 Jun 16, 11:31pm Jun 16, 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
As a matter of fact, I don't recommend you drive anywhere for atleast 48 hours after the last coat of clear coat to let dry. If you do drive within the first 48 hours, the paint will start to slip off the rim.


cry cry cry

Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #5574 Jun 17, 3:13am Jun 17, 3:13am
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Nice to know people use the SEARCH function thumbsup

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Re: Painting my wheels Gunmetal?... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #5575 Jun 17, 10:18am Jun 17, 10:18am
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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
Nice to know people use the SEARCH function thumbsup

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