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Old 02-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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So i decided to paint my stock 5 spoke rims. Sorry my pictures kinda suck.... used my camera phone..

items needs, 2-3 cans of Wheel coating spray paint. About 6.00 at autozone each.
2 cans of wheel coating clearcoat.
this stuff is amazing, drys so fast.
also, 320 grit sandpaper and 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper and masking tape.
a nice place that is not windy and some newspaper for overspray.








Step 1: Remove rims and sand down with 320 grit sandpaper. Make sure you remove all the "shinny" paint.








Step 2: Mask of the chrome lip with masking tape and mask off tire to prevent over spray.





Step 3: Take your wheel paint and apply THIN coats allow to dry. I did about 5 coats.

Step 4: Use 800 Grit wet/dry sandpaper and wetsand the rims. Be careful not to push hard, you do not want to go throught the black paint.. If you do dry it off, and respray and start wetsanding again.

Step 5: After it has been wetsanded and is nice and smooth, not orange peel looking you will apply heavy coats of clearcoat. About 3 or 4 coats were use on mine. Be careful, you do not want it to run. if it does lightly wetsand it down and clearcoat again... Let dry and ur done.







EDIT: I think I got all of your pics to post - 28HopUp
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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Here you go..thanks for the write up by the way

So i decided to paint my stock 5 spoke rims. Sorry my pictures kinda suck.... used my camera phone..

items needs, 2-3 cans of Wheel coating spray paint. About 6.00 at autozone each.
2 cans of wheel coating clearcoat.
this stuff is amazing, drys so fast.
also, 320 grit sandpaper and 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper and masking tape.
a nice place that is not windy and some newspaper for overspray.



Step 1: Remove rims and sand down with 320 grit sandpaper. Make sure you remove all the "shiny" paint.



Step 2: Mask of the chrome lip with masking tape and mask off tire to prevent over spray.



Step 3: Take your wheel paint and apply THIN coats allow to dry. I did about 5 coats.

Step 4: Use 800 Grit wet/dry sandpaper and wetsand the rims. Be careful not to push hard, you do not want to go throught the black paint.. If you do dry it off, and respray and start wetsanding again.

Step 5: After it has been wetsanded and is nice and smooth, not orange peel looking you will apply heavy coats of clearcoat. About 3 or 4 coats were use on mine. Be careful, you do not want it to run. if it does lightly wetsand it down and clearcoat again... Let dry and ur done.



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Old 02-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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Looks good, is that a gloss black? its kinda hard to tell in the pics.

btw, i have the same antenna mod, lol.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #5
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It is Dupli-Color performance wheel coating. nothing about gloss at all. But it is shiny from the clearcoat.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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wow that looks awesome. thanks for the writeup.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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I did the same thing and HATED that paint. I think the caliper paint would of worked much better ... especially with the nicer tip and no need for a clearcoat, probably.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:35 PM   #8
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Hey, partner...they look good. Well done.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:30 AM   #9
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i was actually thinking about this today.... thought it might look good on my car. but i figured id mess it up. you did a good job.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:04 AM   #10
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yep, painting the rims black should be a factory option!

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