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Old 09-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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just bought some engine enamel from advanced auto, the universal gold and here it is.
cant afford the real stuff yet



took off the wheel


tore printer paper and wedged it between the tire and wheel. BEFORE


here is the finished wheel AFTER


mid way shot


going to a meet today, will take pics there, enjoy!
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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How many coats did you do? Did you clear coat it to? I used Krylon last time I did something like this and it came out good until the tire shop too an air wrench to them.

Also... you painted over the weight... it's going to get trashed when you get new tires. Otherwise it looks good.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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How many coats did you do? Did you clear coat it to? I used Krylon last time I did something like this and it came out good until the tire shop too an air wrench to them.

Also... you painted over the weight... it's going to get trashed when you get new tires. Otherwise it looks good.
thanx for the comment, i did 2-3 coats, no i didnt clear coat it, not to much bling bling for me
yeh haha i was very careful when putting the itre back on, haha

about the weight, yeh sonner or later ill have to redo it, its fun though.

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Old 09-20-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
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do you paint into the rim and around the inner part or just the spokes and outer rim/lip? I would think itd be tough to get into and behind the spokes with a spray can.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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man those look sick. i wouldn't mind finding myself a set of uk's for my wagon.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:02 PM   #6
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Looks like it came out pretty good! I like the new color better than the silver...
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:05 PM   #7
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do you paint into the rim and around the inner part or just the spokes and outer rim/lip? I would think itd be tough to get into and behind the spokes with a spray can.
well exctually it is fairly easy i did do both sides. plus behind the wheels u cant even see and will be covered in brakedust and crap so making it nice isnt the issue, but i made it nice
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:07 PM   #8
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Looks like it came out pretty good! I like the new color better than the silver...
thanx vapor, i agree with you
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:15 PM   #9
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well exctually it is fairly easy i did do both sides. plus behind the wheels u cant even see and will be covered in brakedust and crap so making it nice isnt the issue, but i made it nice
Nice, glad to see you didnt halfass it. That color and finish looks really crisp, I wouldnt be able to tell they were painted like that had I not known.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:21 PM   #10
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Oh I forgot to ask... what did you do to prep them besides the printer paper?
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:38 PM   #11
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you didnt have to sand them down at all before hand? did u prime? or did u just go at it with the gold?? i want my silver rotas to be gold. any tips?
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:41 PM   #12
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Wheels came out great, now get those sideskirts and other lip pieces painted!
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:50 PM   #13
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you didnt have to sand them down at all before hand? did u prime? or did u just go at it with the gold?? i want my silver rotas to be gold. any tips?
scuff them off with a scuff pad. then prime and paint. make sure after you scuff them to clean it with paint thinner or a tack cloth to get them clean. dupli-color makes a specific "wheel paint". i just did mine last night in bronze.
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:28 PM   #14
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I used the same stuff on my wheels. They're starting to chip. Maybe I should have put on a coat of primer. Oh well, they're my junk wheels anyway.
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:50 PM   #15
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Oh I forgot to ask... what did you do to prep them besides the printer paper?
i cleaned the realy good with sone heavy duty cleaner. thats about it
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:52 PM   #16
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you didnt have to sand them down at all before hand? did u prime? or did u just go at it with the gold?? i want my silver rotas to be gold. any tips?
no i didnt sand them nor prime, the engine enamel works fine,

some tips, start spraying before u hit the wheel , from left to right, right to left after u did ti rom ne side, go to another then another, like the peace symbol, iunnoif u understand from the peace symbol.
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:53 PM   #17
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Wheels came out great, now get those sideskirts and other lip pieces painted!
naw man, i like the black trim look on the bottom, no one else has it like that
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:53 PM   #18
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i want UK 17's so freaking badly now... @you
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #19
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i want UK 17's so freaking badly now... @you
haha srry dude, they do look good enough to eat...im hungry
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:10 PM   #20
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Looks great!

Please show us pics after driving a few 1000 miles... and a winter.
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:11 PM   #21
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is it me or is ur RSB installed wrong?
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:15 PM   #22
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is it me or is ur RSB installed wrong?
umm i dont think it is ahha r u talking about the endlinks?
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:53 PM   #23
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is it me or is ur RSB installed wrong?
I think unloading the suspension allowed the RSB to drop. It's ok as long as he pushed it back up (not down) when lowering the car off the jack.
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:34 PM   #24
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nice looks good, where did you get those side markers on the fender?
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:42 PM   #25
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im suprised you didn't chip your paint from reinstalling the stock lugnuts
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