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Jan 23, 7:38pm - #89363 
Painting rims!

Ok, so I cant afford to buy a new set of rims due to the fact Im getting LAMBO'S (yes its true!!!!) But; I am getting my stock rims painted white to match my car!! Waht do you guys think? Think itll look ok?? 50 bucks a rim???? Thats what they told me!!! Done in the same day!!!


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Jan 23, 7:40pm - #89364 
for 300 more you could get new 17 inch rims and tires from www.wheelmax.com if you wanna save your money for a tid bit of time, but it would deffinetly look good, especially if you have the GT rims, just the thing is, there super hard to keep clean

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Jan 23, 7:47pm - #89365 
Yeah they are the GT rims...I think it'll be ok!!!! Good to see ya back. havent seen you in a while!! I saw all the mods your getting on your car. Just outta curiosity how much did all that run ya?? wave


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Jan 23, 7:54pm - #89366 
ide recomend you paint them yourself, and use that 200 and save some more, and eventually get nice aftermarket rims


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Jan 23, 7:55pm - #89367 
where you been saspence? haven't seen you in awhile

what color you gonna get? Hyper black? wait, you got a white celi? Hmmm let me know what you go with. I got a whitey too

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Jan 23, 7:55pm - #89368 
For sure just prime and paint them yourself. Spray some clearcoat on after if you feel like it. Total cost will be like $35 for supplies, and you can save the cash until you can afford new rims. Cheap 17" rims would only be like $500-$700.


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Jan 23, 7:57pm - #89369 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
For sure just prime and paint them yourself. Spray some clearcoat on after if you feel like it. Total cost will be like $35 for supplies, and you can save the cash until you can afford new rims. Cheap 17" rims would only be like $500-$700.


That's not a bad idea at all. Maybe I should try that on my stock rims, they're just sitting in the closet.

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Jan 23, 7:58pm - #89370 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
For sure just prime and paint them yourself. Spray some clearcoat on after if you feel like it. Total cost will be like $35 for supplies, and you can save the cash until you can afford new rims. Cheap 17" rims would only be like $500-$700.


How do you do it?

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Jan 23, 8:03pm - #89371 
get spray primer, spray wheel paint, and normal clear coat, and 300-400grit sand paper

sand down the wheels to get the clearcoat off of them, and give the primer something to attatch to, then i put 1 real light coat of primer, sanded that, then a normal coat of primer over that, and sanded till it was perfectly smooth.

then i applied 1 light coat, and 2 normal coats of paint, then 2 coats of clear

BTW: the spray can will say how long to wait to spray anything ontop of the paint, which includes more coats of the paint

EDIT: to keep paint off the tires i put cards between the rim & tire. that worked real good. and when you are spraying the paint/primer/clear, make sure you start spraying before your close to the rim, and make everything even

I had to redo one rim, kuz i started spraying on the rim instead of spraying away, and moving the spray across


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Jan 23, 8:11pm - #89372 
don't have any tires on them

ok

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thanks thumbsup

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Jan 23, 8:12pm - #89373 
What color should I go with?

I have a white celi

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Jan 23, 8:12pm - #89374 
Ofcourse you made you're decision, but I think you should get nice rims befor lambo doors.

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Jan 23, 8:13pm - #89375 
Originally Posted by beans
What color should I go with?

I have a white celi

rims? paint? black

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Jan 23, 8:14pm - #89376 
Originally Posted by beans
What color should I go with?

I have a white celi


gun metal, that looks ausome on white celica's with Carbon Fiber Hood


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Jan 23, 8:46pm - #89377 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT

get spray primer, spray wheel paint, and normal clear coat, and 300-400grit sand paper

sand down the wheels to get the clearcoat off of them, and give the primer something to attatch to, then i put 1 real light coat of primer, sanded that, then a normal coat of primer over that, and sanded till it was perfectly smooth.

then i applied 1 light coat, and 2 normal coats of paint, then 2 coats of clear

BTW: the spray can will say how long to wait to spray anything ontop of the paint, which includes more coats of the paint

EDIT: to keep paint off the tires i put cards between the rim & tire. that worked real good. and when you are spraying the paint/primer/clear, make sure you start spraying before your close to the rim, and make everything even

I had to redo one rim, kuz i started spraying on the rim instead of spraying away, and moving the spray across


Beat me to the punch, exactly how I was going to suggest thumbsup


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Jan 23, 10:10pm - #89378 
don't get white


get a black or gunmetal thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Jan 23, 11:54pm - #89379 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
don't get white


get a black or gunmetal thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


I think it depends on the color car. I think white on blue or red looks sick. It doesn't look as good on a white car, and it looks fugly on black, silver or yellow most the time.


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Jan 24, 12:00am - #89380 
maybe I'll try black. that would be kinda cool, having da rim match the tires.

Any suggestions on brand of can spray paint? I used that high temp stuff on my calipers, worked well. I used it on my muffler too and so far it's protected the muffler pretty well too in the salt.

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Jan 24, 12:06am - #89381 
So if we do the paint job ourselves what's the quality gonna be like?

Say you're mechanically inclined, how long is the paint gonna last?

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Jan 24, 2:27pm - #89382 
Yeah, thats my only worry!! If they do it, its guaranteed for a certain length of time!! Ill go with white, you go with black, since both our cars are white, itll be cool to compare etc!!!!


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Jan 24, 2:29pm - #89383 
Originally Posted by beans
where you been saspence? haven't seen you in awhile

what color you gonna get? Hyper black? wait, you got a white celi? Hmmm let me know what you go with. I got a whitey too


Jsut been busy...work=shit!!! lol. Im back though!!! Yeah, Im goin with white I think itll look clean!!! What do you think?


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Jan 24, 2:35pm - #89384 
black or gunmetal.


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Jan 24, 2:40pm - #89385 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
black or gunmetal.


I think I'll try that

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Jan 24, 2:40pm - #89386 
i dont think it will look good unless you do black with polished lip soo stay with white


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Jan 27, 10:47pm - #89387 
i'm a huge fan of gunmetal, for now i wan't to make mine look like these until i can actually buy them.

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