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Old 10-11-2006, 03:07 PM   #26
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i'm not sure how they compare, it's been awhile since i've seen the BBS wheels upclose.

If you're running a winter set and a summer set of wheels or you have a monster hookup, i'd just paint 'em. It cost me right around $40 for all 4 wheels. If you only have the stock set, then yeah, i'd probably go to a pro also.
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so once the winters go on I will be free to take as much time as I want. and I will probably have the RE's dismounted since they are fairly done
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:39 PM   #27
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In my opinion, those look better than your previous summer wheels. Love them.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:28 PM   #28
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whoa hey now, easy.

lol. They're reeeeally dirty in the picture, but they look pretty good clean and with decent lighting.

but I do have 'em for sale.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:16 PM   #29
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Good job. I like em.
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:02 PM   #30
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i did same thing to my stockers last fall when i was preparing them for the winter. Actually you didn't havet to put the primer on. Just sand them down lightly with the sand paper to expose the factory primer. Then i put about 2 coats of gold and about 7 clear coats. I only painted the outside of the rims and i used 1 can of Gold + 2 cans of clear coat.
Wheels held up pretty amazing during the winter with all of the salt and getting the snow off of them with the scrubber many times. The srping inspection revealed only a few small rock chips.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:15 AM   #31
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so just to follow up a little bit on this...

The paint did harden after some time. I checked yesterday and it wasn't soft like it was when I first did this. I took them off because I picked up some new wheels and wanted to throw those on while we were still warm out here in the northwest. anyhow, looks like a lot of paint came off underneath the lug nuts, but i guess that's to be expected.

Other than that, still looks good. Haven't had to deal with any sand or anything like that yet.
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:05 AM   #32
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I like those bettar than your other rims.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:35 AM   #33
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nice job man, they look good
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:36 PM   #34
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thanks for comments. The other wheels really do look good when they're nice and clean.



I did, however, just sell them last weekend.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:10 AM   #35
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:12 PM   #36
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:52 PM   #37
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dang!! came out real nice man.
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:02 PM   #38
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I'll be doing this on my 06 as a winter project. I just recenlty painted a set of 998RS wheels and I marked and removed the weights before painting. I only painted the inside of the wheels. Weights went on perfectly.

can't wait to see the 06 wheels in gold!

hmm, never thought of gold, think im paintin mine black this winter......stockies would look sick in black, saw a pic the other day....
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:21 PM   #40
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Hey if you get a chance, post your pics up in this thread:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1203882
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:25 PM   #41
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:33 PM   #42
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ok,







You should have taken off your wheel weight. Now when you take in to get re-balanced you're gonna have a silver spot on your wheel and a silver weight somewhere else around the edge lol.
But otherwise they look great!
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:33 PM   #43
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Like I mentioned before, these are winter wheels, so no biggie. I'll just repaint that section if need be. thanks for the comment though. The tires are still in good shape that they should last through most of next winter.

Looks like you did a good job StealfishWRX. Is that gold? On my screen it looks bronzish.

thedon - pics and link added

I'm thinking of doing this on my ADR M-Sports. Its a mesh style wheel so there are going to be some hard parts to get to and scuff. Off to the search button I go for gold wheels.

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yea kind of dark gold. I think i might have layered it too much...lol. Where did you get that gold paint from?
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:26 PM   #45
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I know I been looking for that paint too...

Nicely than tho..
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:58 PM   #46
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Sorry, didn't realize a question was asked back in February. I got the paint from Shucks Auto Supply. Don't know if you guys have that where you live or not. Autozone would probably have it also.

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Old 08-30-2007, 01:17 PM   #47
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im thinking of painting my wheels. i have a black 07 wrx. i want a dark color. im debating to paint them black or some dark grey/charcoal color. and im not sure how glossy i wanna go. let me know what u guys think
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:22 PM   #48
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go for a flat black that would look tight depends what rims tho...i think the thinner the spokes are the more glossy they should be lol
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:34 PM   #49
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they came out pretty good OP
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Thanks. Wish I still had the wheels....and the car they were on.
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