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Old 01-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #376
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #377
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That looks so nice...what paint did you use?
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:11 PM   #378
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duplicolor gloss black engine paint and duplicolor clear wheel paint
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:29 PM   #379
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We should get a list of all the different paints people have used going. That would make it much easier to choose which one someone wants to use on their car.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:26 PM   #380
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Bronze Duplicolor Wheel Paint. I followed the process from post #2.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:37 AM   #381
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What color car are they going on?
psm
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:53 AM   #382
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i painted my wheels awhile back and used the spray can duplicolor, but now i have a compressor and paint gun

what actual paint do you think works best for wheels now that i can professional spray them rather than use spray paint, and the best place to find wheel paint????
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:20 AM   #383
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Do you guys mask off the inside of the wheel?
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:51 AM   #384
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What do you mean the inside of the wheel? I would paint every visible part of the rim including the inside, not just the wheels face.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:03 AM   #385
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See how the insides dont look gold. Like I was wondering if you mask that off or just let the blow by go through.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:09 AM   #386
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Do you mean the inside that's like behind the spokes? That's what I was talking about. I would definitely paint the inside because it will look incomplete and crappy under closer inspection with that area unpainted. I doubt anybody is actually taping it off but maybe some people are not specifically painting it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:27 AM   #387
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I had my previous set of BBS wheels painted OBP...



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Old 01-24-2008, 11:42 AM   #388
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See how the insides dont look gold. Like I was wondering if you mask that off or just let the blow by go through.
i didn't mask mine. the untreated area the paint just brushes off

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here are my rally rims









i'm not finished yet. i've gotta put a clear coat still
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #389
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alright...i finally repainted the wheel the tire guy effed up...
the pics look bright fuzzy prob because i had night mode on my phone...doh!
i'll try to take pics with my camera soon.



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Old 01-25-2008, 01:57 AM   #390
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I had my previous set of BBS wheels painted OBP...

Thats HOT.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:14 PM   #391
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psm
That will probably look pretty good then. PSM is a really silver silver unlike UGM/SGM/CGM/STM. I was hoping it would be PSM or aspen white.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:36 PM   #392
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Holy crap that blue with black bbs is GORGEOUS!!!
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:51 PM   #393
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See how the insides dont look gold. Like I was wondering if you mask that off or just let the blow by go through.
The insides are not painted.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:28 AM   #394
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many many good looking wheels here, cannot believe everyone got them to come out so good with a spray can, i was gonna get a compressor and spray gun but these look really good for a can
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:32 AM   #395
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the duplicolor cans i used actually have a nice tip...not like back in the Krylon days.
you just gotta remember not to spray on one spot for too long. practice a few passes on a cardboard box if its your first time.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:38 AM   #396
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many many good looking wheels here, cannot believe everyone got them to come out so good with a spray can, i was gonna get a compressor and spray gun but these look really good for a can
Spray can will provide good results as long as you take your time and use more thin coats then few heavy coats. Still with anything involving paint, prep is the most important part.

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Old 01-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #397
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:49 PM   #398
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I stand the wheel upright and start by painting the inside of the wheel (behind the spokes) then spray the face of the wheel. I do about 3-4 coats on the entire wheel. The reason I start from the inside first is because the overspray will mess up the finish of the face of the wheel and you'll have to respray the face. On the last coat, I lay the wheel down flat. As long as your final coat ends with spraying the face of the wheel, you'll be fine.

Make sure you do light coats instead of heavy coats. You won't get any drips and the paint will stick better and resist chipping. On my first coat, I can still see the primer under the paint.

The only thing I would change next time I paint my wheels is that I would deflate the tires more to get behind the lip of the wheel. If you look really closely you can see a very thin line of silver from where I had the index cards tucked in.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:14 PM   #399
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Awesome I have seen some great gloss black rims on here but almost noone has put what they used. I am trying to decide whats paint is best.

So far I have heard:

*Rustoleum Midnight Black Metallic (bit too sparkly for my taste but might match my CF hood)
*Duplicolor Black High Performance Wheel Paint (Sold out in that color in every kragen, autozone and pep boys within a 20 mile radius.)
*Duplicolor Gloss Black Engine Enamel (Is engine enamel just as good as the High Performance Wheel paint???)

I think flat black looks too dull for my car. HELP! Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:52 PM   #400
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Personally, I'm not a fan of black wheels because it looks like every fanboy ricer out there rolling around without hubcaps. Just like the carbon fiber hood craze... can't afford it? That's ok, just spraypaint your hood black to LOOK like carbon fiber!

Goddamn ricers... always gotta ruin the fun.
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