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Old 02-11-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Properly painting wheels?

Hey guys, i got a set of powdercoated black 04 bbs sti rims. Black looks really bad on my car and i want to paint them gold (grimmspeed gold)
i was wondering what is the proper way to paint them?

im going to get paint stripper, primer and sand paper from home depot, but im not too sure what to do after that.

anything else i should buy?
what type of sand paper is good and whats the proper way to sand it down?
what about primer are there any ones to stay away of or anything like that?

are these ok steps?
1. strip the paint
2. sand the hell out of the wheels
3. light coat of primer
4. spray a couple of layers of the gold paint?

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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i would lighty sand/scuff the powdercoat so the primer would stick, then paint it.

powdercoat is hard to strip off with paint striper, u would probabaly have to get it sandblasted off.


edit: 240 and 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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do i just sand the hell out of it or what? how much should i scratch them up? im looking through other threads but im still a little skeptical, i want to do a good job though

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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sand them very thoroughly with 600-800 grit sandpaper to give a good surface, make sure you get EVERYWHERE or you'll probably end up with them chipping quickly. unless you want to have them blasted to get all the powdercoat off you don't need to strip them, powdercoat makes a great basecoat. rub them down thoroughly with paint degreaser and then paint away.

clearcoat will make things much easier to clean down the road
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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ok so i just went to autozone and bought:
-3M 400 grit & 800 grit sand paper (they didint have 600)
-Duplicolor filler & sealer Grey primer (i didint know which is the right one to use so i got both)

the guy also reccomended me some super powerful brake cleaner or something to clean the wheels with but i didint get it.

so let me see if i got this right now..

1. clean wheels
2. sand with 400 paper
3. clean
4. sand with 800 paper
5. clean
6. prime with filler or sealer? than let it dry
7. sand the primer lightly with 800 paper
8. spray some light coats of color?
does this sound ok?
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:26 AM   #6
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would you be interested in trading for 04 sti stock wheels none painted? then you dont have to worry about sanding them and them looking like **** when you repaint them...
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:16 AM   #7
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would you be interested in trading for 04 sti stock wheels none painted? then you dont have to worry about sanding them and them looking like **** when you repaint them...
I vote that idea. BBS's powder coated to get painted back to the the BBS Gold they likely were int eh first place. I'd say trade with someone with the goldies and want's blackies. Could probably even get a couple bucks out of it.
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