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Painting rims! #89363 Jan 23, 6:38pm Jan 23, 6:38pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89364 Jan 23, 6:40pm Jan 23, 6:40pm
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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

Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89365 Jan 23, 6:47pm Jan 23, 6:47pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89366 Jan 23, 6:54pm Jan 23, 6:54pm
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ide recomend you paint them yourself, and use that 200 and save some more, and eventually get nice aftermarket rims


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Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89367 Jan 23, 6:55pm Jan 23, 6:55pm
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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

Re: Painting rims! [Re: NorwayGT] #89368 Jan 23, 6:55pm Jan 23, 6:55pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: RevMonster] #89369 Jan 23, 6:57pm Jan 23, 6:57pm
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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.

Re: Painting rims! [Re: RevMonster] #89370 Jan 23, 6:58pm Jan 23, 6:58pm
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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?

Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89371 Jan 23, 7:03pm Jan 23, 7:03pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: NorwayGT] #89372 Jan 23, 7:11pm Jan 23, 7:11pm
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don't have any tires on them

ok

cool


thanks thumbsup

Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89373 Jan 23, 7:12pm Jan 23, 7:12pm
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What color should I go with?

I have a white celi

Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89374 Jan 23, 7:12pm Jan 23, 7:12pm
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Ofcourse you made you're decision, but I think you should get nice rims befor lambo doors.

Re: Painting rims! [Re: beans] #89375 Jan 23, 7:13pm Jan 23, 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by beans
What color should I go with?

I have a white celi

rims? paint? black

Re: Painting rims! [Re: beans] #89376 Jan 23, 7:14pm Jan 23, 7:14pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: NorwayGT] #89377 Jan 23, 7:46pm Jan 23, 7:46pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89378 Jan 23, 9:10pm Jan 23, 9:10pm
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don't get white


get a black or gunmetal thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: Painting rims! [Re: VSGTS14] #89379 Jan 23, 10:54pm Jan 23, 10:54pm
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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: RevMonster] #89380 Jan 23, 11:00pm Jan 23, 11:00pm
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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.

Re: Painting rims! [Re: beans] #89381 Jan 23, 11:06pm Jan 23, 11:06pm
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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?

Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89382 Jan 24, 1:27pm Jan 24, 1:27pm
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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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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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Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89384 Jan 24, 1:35pm Jan 24, 1:35pm
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black or gunmetal.


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Re: Painting rims! [Re: VSGTS14] #89385 Jan 24, 1:40pm Jan 24, 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
black or gunmetal.


I think I'll try that

Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89386 Jan 24, 1:40pm Jan 24, 1:40pm
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i dont think it will look good unless you do black with polished lip soo stay with white


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Re: Painting rims! [Re: saspence22] #89387 Jan 27, 9:47pm Jan 27, 9:47pm
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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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