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Old 11-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #276
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Currently re-finishing 1 of my 2 sets of 16" RS wheels. I'll snap pics after I get some color laid down on them.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:50 PM   #277
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OK, I have painted wheels on a few trucks before, and have wanted to do it for my bugeye wheels for a year or so now. Last weekend I finally committed the time and did it. This is how I did it:

Went to Autozone picked up supplies:

2 cans Dupli-Color Graphite = $12
1 can Dupli-Color Clear= $6
1 pack 250 grit sandpaper = $2
Small wire brush = $2
Total Cost = $25

Then I went home and started:

1. Pulled wheels, cleaned with soap and water, let dry.
2. Sanded wheels lightly, just enough to scuff the wheels up.
3. Used wire brush for stubborn grease and places I couldn't sand good.
4. Cleaned wheels again with soap and water, let dry.
5. Masked off tires with index cards.
6. Painted with 3 coats of the Graphite, coats 10 minutes apart.
7. Painted with 2 coats of Clear, also 10 minutes apart.
8. Let the wheels dry inside for 24 hours, bolted them back on next day.

The whole process took about 6 hours. I must say I am very happy with the results so far. Time will tell how durable they are but either way can't go wrong for $25:





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Old 11-14-2007, 02:10 PM   #278
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Just got a new digi cam so I will post up pics mounted on the car tonight:
Started with:


Cleaned
sanded
scraped the last stubborn pieces of flaking clear coat off
cleaned again
Used the Rustoleum Metallic (dark bronze cap)
Only had a chance to get a first coat on them,

The baby woke up and threw off my time table. Hope to pull them and finish them off this weekend.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:29 PM   #279
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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

painted

still waiting...
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:12 AM   #280
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so is this the gold of choice

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Old 11-16-2007, 10:40 AM   #281
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that's the gold I used.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:06 AM   #282
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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

Him and I used the same gold and came out good. I also used the colorplace clear on mine.

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Old 11-16-2007, 11:27 AM   #283
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gold n balck ftw!
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:00 PM   #284
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so is this the gold of choice

That seems to be give us the shade we want. It's just light enough that it looks nice.

I used the Duplicolor Engine Enamel and it's just a touch too dark.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:38 AM   #285
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I used the Duplicolor Engine Enamel and it's just a touch too dark.
The blue bugeye wagon on pg4 looked super nice using the Duplicolor Engine Enamel. Maybe the white basecoat he used help lighten the color up some. Thats what I'm planning on going with.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:21 PM   #286
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Rustoleum 1936 Metallic Brass FTW baby!!! (see post #191)

(Excuse the mess, we're having trees cut down along the driveway so they don't come crashing down through the living room during the next storm lol)

I used Rustoleum 1936 Metallic Brass and I think it came out great!
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:13 AM   #287
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OK, I have painted wheels on a few trucks before, and have wanted to do it for my bugeye wheels for a year or so now. Last weekend I finally committed the time and did it. This is how I did it:

Went to Autozone picked up supplies:

2 cans Dupli-Color Graphite = $12
1 can Dupli-Color Clear= $6
1 pack 250 grit sandpaper = $2
Small wire brush = $2
Total Cost = $25

Then I went home and started:

1. Pulled wheels, cleaned with soap and water, let dry.
2. Sanded wheels lightly, just enough to scuff the wheels up.
3. Used wire brush for stubborn grease and places I couldn't sand good.
4. Cleaned wheels again with soap and water, let dry.
5. Masked off tires with index cards.
6. Painted with 3 coats of the Graphite, coats 10 minutes apart.
7. Painted with 2 coats of Clear, also 10 minutes apart.
8. Let the wheels dry inside for 24 hours, bolted them back on next day.

The whole process took about 6 hours. I must say I am very happy with the results so far. Time will tell how durable they are but either way can't go wrong for $25:
I like that color alot on CGM...I think i'm gunna do my stocker winter rims the same..hope mine come out at as good as yours
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:10 PM   #288
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Duplicolor Universal Gold Engine Enamel + Duplicolor Wheel Clear(3-4 coats of each)

will be wrapped in 225/50/16 Hankook RS-2 in a week or 2.




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Old 11-25-2007, 04:45 PM   #289
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Rustoleum midnight black metallic
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:10 PM   #290
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Rustoleum midnight black metallic FTW!! I might use this on a set of stockers.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:58 PM   #291
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Rustoleum midnight black metallic FTW!! I might use this on a set of stockers.

yes, I'll have toa gree that they look nice!! Got any closer shots of the metallic in the paint??
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:18 AM   #292
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yes, I'll have toa gree that they look nice!! Got any closer shots of the metallic in the paint??
I will take one tomorrow in the daylight for ya.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:13 AM   #293
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Rustoleum midnight black metallic

looks siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiicccccccccckkkkkkkkk:eek :
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:57 PM   #294
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I will take one tomorrow in the daylight for ya.
Here ya go!

I put 3 coats of clear too.
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looks siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiicccccccccckkkkkkkkk:eek :
Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:40 AM   #295
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since painting is such a touchy project, and they do have people who do it for a living... does anyone know what a paint shop would charge to paint 4 17x8 rims?
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:55 AM   #296
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since painting is such a touchy project, and they do have people who do it for a living... does anyone know what a paint shop would charge to paint 4 17x8 rims?
I've been quoted $50 per rim by a shop that was doing some other work for me. If they weren't doing the other work for me I'd expect it to run $65-75 a rim.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:06 PM   #297
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07STIeater, that is one beautiful car!
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:26 PM   #298
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so I'm hopefully getting a set of WRX wheels to put on my GC in BRP (the dark blue color). What color should I paint them (they are currently a semi-mat black) Silver or Gold (I'll probably do brass like theDon247 if that's the color I go for)?

-joel
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #299
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07STIeater, that is one beautiful car!
Thank you very much!!!
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:48 PM   #300
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I used Rustoleum 1936 Metallic Brass and I think it came out great!
do you have a closeup picture of your wheels? I'd like to see the 'texture' of them
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