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Old 10-30-2007, 02:25 PM   #251
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Wow those look sharp
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #252
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Looks like I wasn't the only one who likes red/blk! I went a bit more extreme than just the lip. They were for autox so I wasn't all about the quality since they'd get chipped anyway. I've since sold them off but seems like I should have posted these 2yrs ago when I actually did them.




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Old 10-30-2007, 04:52 PM   #253
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^^^props for something different. waaaay different.

I had to look at it for a bit to decide if I liked 'em or not. I think standing still I don't like 'em. but in the autox pictures I think they look great.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:34 PM   #254
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I'm doing a set of stock GC RS wheels in Rustoleum 210849 Hammered Copper.


With clear coat, they should come out looking very close to the cap color in the pic above.

Will post pics when done.

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Well, this was going good, then it got cold on me

I had 3 wheels done perfect and one I wanted to touch up.

2 were cleared and 2 were not...

The two cleared ones look like this:


I went to clear the other two a few days ago, and again tonight, and ended up with this:


Now I have to strip these two again, and respray primer/color/clear

Guess I have to bring them inside between coats to keep them warm eventhough the paint specifies 50-90F as a working temp, and it's 60F out...

The clear coat also lightens up the finish color...the non-clear color was much much closer to the cap color pictured above.

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Old 10-30-2007, 11:27 PM   #255
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Looks like I wasn't the only one who likes red/blk! I went a bit more extreme than just the lip. They were for autox so I wasn't all about the quality since they'd get chipped anyway. I've since sold them off but seems like I should have posted these 2yrs ago when I actually did them.




What was your method for painting these wheels? Did you spray them black, tape off the face and then respray with red? I like them a lot.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:33 AM   #256
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:32 AM   #257
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That looks awesome!

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Old 10-31-2007, 11:33 AM   #258
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That looks awesome!

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I agree. Wish I could find a set of the old rs's local for cheap.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:39 AM   #259
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I agree. Wish I could find a set of the old rs's local for cheap.
Makes me wish I never sold my RS wheels. 16" tires are so much cheaper and would make a better wheel to use snows or drag tires then my current 17s. Sucks to because I sold them to a friend and I see him quite a few times a week so I get reminded all the time.

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Old 10-31-2007, 12:24 PM   #260
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I jsut finished a set of BBS's for my winter set up. One had some curb rash so I fixed that:


Then stripped them:


Prime with self ethching primer:

Then painted :



Then mounted them on the car:



I did a lot of sanding and prepping in between coats and for my first set I think they came out ok. I'm going to redo them next summer, and maybe go with a darker color.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:40 PM   #261
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what paint did you use?
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:45 PM   #262
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Looks like you used acrylic clear on a lacquer base color, or the other way around. Get a clear that is the same (lacquer or acrylic) as your base color and you'll be good to go!!


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Well, this was going good, then it got cold on me

I had 3 wheels done perfect and one I wanted to touch up.

2 were cleared and 2 were not...

The two cleared ones look like this:


I went to clear the other two a few days ago, and again tonight, and ended up with this:


Now I have to strip these two again, and respray primer/color/clear

Guess I have to bring them inside between coats to keep them warm eventhough the paint specifies 50-90F as a working temp, and it's 60F out...

The clear coat also lightens up the finish color...the non-clear color was much much closer to the cap color pictured above.

-- Dave
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:57 PM   #263
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Thanks for the compliments guys!

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what paint did you use?
I totally forget... Got it from fred meyer though. sorry thats not much help..
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:10 PM   #264
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After reading this thread I decided to do it too and the result is great
very cheap project, it cost me $115.00 for the whole thing

set of stock wheels and tires=$100.00
sand paper and paint=$15.00

I used 4x colorplace gold purchased at walmart

here is the result


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Old 11-08-2007, 09:32 PM   #265
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Very cool! I actually was thinking about doing something like that recently... had no idea what it would look like though. (Now I know). I am undecided if I like them or not. But I too was thinking of doing something wild like that for auto-x or something. It actually might be cool to try it with a different color combination - like two similar colors that are a bit off (like black and grey)... etc. Good job.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:21 PM   #266
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Bump for a great thread, thinking about doing this myself. Does anyone any pics of 05 WRX stockers painted black?

Pete
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:06 PM   #267
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just recently painted my stockers gold with, duplicolor gold, duplicolor clear, and rustoleum white primer.

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Old 11-12-2007, 10:55 AM   #268
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I finally had time to get these done...thanks to you guys and the tips you posted.
I used DupliColor Gold
primered

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Old 11-12-2007, 11:03 AM   #269
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a buddy of mine painted 07's
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:13 PM   #270
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I finally had time to get these done...thanks to you guys and the tips you posted.
I used DupliColor Gold
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painted
Hello,

please mount these asap and throw 'em on your car. looks good! I like how that turned out. How many coats did you use? it seems like it came out lighter than the others that used duplicolor gold.

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:35 PM   #271
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Yeah, I think my duplicolor gold wheels are in this thread somewhere, but I wasn't happy with the shade of gold. They are too dark. I'm getting ready to respray them though. I want something a little closer to the glod BBS's.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:21 AM   #272
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Yeah, I think my duplicolor gold wheels are in this thread somewhere, but I wasn't happy with the shade of gold. They are too dark. I'm getting ready to respray them though. I want something a little closer to the glod BBS's.
I also thought they were a bit too dark, but after about the first 15 minutes, it grew on me and i love them!

I wouldn't mind a lighter shade though
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:15 AM   #273
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Does duplicolor also have a white wheel paint? So far I have only seen one with white stock wheels. Anyone have pictures of any more? Maybe paired with WRB?
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:38 PM   #274
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I also thought they were a bit too dark, but after about the first 15 minutes, it grew on me and i love them!

I wouldn't mind a lighter shade though
I also didn't use the white primer. I actually didn't use any primer when i did them. I was in a hurry. Now I'm going to put these tires on for the winter but I don't know if I'm going to use my gold stockers that are chipped up from gravel or try to straighten my silver stockers.

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Gold


Silver


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Old 11-14-2007, 12:26 PM   #275
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ok just seeing what you guys thought... im putting new brakes and rotors on this weekend and while i have everything thing off im painting the calipers blue and thinking about painting the wheels black. so this is my question.... should i paint my wheels black or is there another color you think would be better?


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