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Old 03-10-2008, 12:09 AM   #451
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that does look sweet. If you get around to doing it, post pics!
Hey, Thanks a lot. Imagine how it would look with 17's and 245's and tint D: D:
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i woulda went with the gf210s
Why? GF's are nice and all, but they barely drop, theirs still a pretty big gap between the tires/fender. DF's are better on the struts since their not as low as S-Techs. We'll see how it turns out, should arrive tomorrow or tuesday.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:32 AM   #452
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gfs have a pretty good drop..supposibly there better for handling..idk
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:33 AM   #453
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but post pics! cuz im deciding which one i wanna get
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:22 PM   #454
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LOL. Yeh GF's are "somewhat" more performance and DF's are more "looks". I actually just got them in the mail today, I am not sure if I will install them now or wait until spring break when I can paint the headlights/wheels/center console/calipers. These are how DF's look on an 05 STi just like yours See how great I am

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The guy who I got the pictures from also said that they settled in a little more in the rear, IMO they look good. Better then S-techs since their a tiny bit higher, which means their not as bad on struts. S-techs SLAM your car.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:37 AM   #455
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can somebody help me out with some pics of some gold 05 style rims on a white wagon? thanks in advance
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:16 PM   #456
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went from blue to graphiteish. doing red once it gets warmer
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:32 PM   #457
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just finished mine this week!

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:59 PM   #458
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Has anyone done black or gunmetal with a blue lip on 06/07 rims? Mounted on WRB? I may have to photoshop something...
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:15 AM   #459
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Has anyone done black or gunmetal with a blue lip on 06/07 rims? Mounted on WRB? I may have to photoshop something...
yes, someone has. ill try to find it.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:17 AM   #460
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found it:
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Tenzo DC-6 with custom WRB lip









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Old 03-23-2008, 03:28 AM   #461
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #462
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Hi, anyone here painted your 06'WRX stock rims WHITE?
I'm thinkin of trying it out for my wagon.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:11 PM   #463
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just finished mine this week!

looks really good. does it match the aspin white though? props for white on white combo
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #464
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^^ ya does it? i wanna do white on white..still confused though
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:30 AM   #465
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Ok, so I gave the first wheel a try yesterday.

1) I wet sanded with 220, then 400 grit paper in order to remove the clear
2) I cleaned everything with the Duplicolor wax/grease remover
3) I removed all residues with water
4) I applied 3 light coats of primer, let it dry for 1+ hour and lightly wet sanded it with 600 grit paper
5) That's where the problems began. I tried applying really thin coats of black paint with the nozzle around 12 inches away from the wheel, but it seemed to dry extermely unevenly and it looked more silver than black. After 3 small coats, it wasn't any better but I saw one spot being more black/glossy and I remembered putting a bit more paint / with the nozzle nearer (around 8-9 inches). I understood that thinner was not automatically better so I used the good old method "spray nearer until it looks even". After 2 coats, the wheel looked really good but I almost took ¾ of a can for a single wheel. :| I hope it'll get better for the other ones.

Ok, so my questions…
- How much time should I wait before wetsanding the black and applying the clear? The room is at 22-23 degrees Celcius and 50% humidity.
- When wetsanding the "base coat", the paint will obviously look more "flat" with some really minor scratches. Will the clear resolve this or should I avoid wetsanding the base coat?
- There are 2 spots where I applied too much paint. Can I wet sand until it's even? Won't it scratch the surface too much?

Thanks for your help.
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I guess i am being picky, but i wanted to see if anyone had done STOCK 06/07 rims? I know its almost the same thing, and i think i will do it anyway, but i figured i would ask
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I guess i am being picky, but i wanted to see if anyone had done STOCK 06/07 rims? I know its almost the same thing, and i think i will do it anyway, but i figured i would ask
That is all I could dig up for you, sorry that it wasn't 100% what you wanted but at least it gives you a better idea than not seeing anything.

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Old 03-24-2008, 04:39 PM   #468
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Dont get me wrong, i appreciate it. I definitely dig the look, i was just being lazy, hoping someonehad beat me to it.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:26 AM   #469
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One more question... Here's the current look of my test wheel after the primer & black paint:


It looks awesome (better than I initially expected). I'm worried about losing this nice & smooth look when applying the clear. What's the best way to avoid the typical uneven/ugly look that we often see after applying the clear?

Should I simply skip the clear part?
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:06 PM   #470
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example of uneven/ugly look that we often see after applying the clear?

what I found worked for me was to use heavy coats of clear. the light coats didn't seem to apply evenly.

what kind of wheels are those?

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Old 03-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #471
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what kind of wheels are those?

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Looks like Mustang GT's wheel.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:45 PM   #472
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example of uneven/ugly look that we often see after applying the clear?

what I found worked for me was to use heavy coats of clear. the light coats didn't seem to apply evenly.

what kind of wheels are those?

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Bullit wheels.

Yeah, I concluded the same thing with the base paint. Light coats generate a very rough look. On the other hand, I'm affraid of having "chip" issues with heavy coats.

Here's an example or uneven/ugly look...

Pre-clear (very nice):


Post-clear (eewwwwww):
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:54 PM   #473
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^ I had the same problem with mine. I'd like to see if anyone has a solution for keeping the look good with clearcoat.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:30 PM   #474
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probably more difficult with black. looks like it was done with light coats. What'll happen is the particles land randomly on the wheel and leave the little texture dots. I've heard you can fix that with wet sanding with a high grit paper in between coats. I can't say for sure as I didn't do that. I ended up using really heavy coats. just spray until it was smooth. have to watch out for runs though.

here is some pictures before and after a couple coats of clear. It may still be there but not as easy to see because its gold.

before

after


i'd say give it a go and then if it doesn't look good. just sand 'er down and redo the black.

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:48 PM   #475
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On black wheels especially(I did it on my gold ones as well), you MUST use heavy coats of clear to make it look right once it dries, you almost need to spray them to the point they run. Sorry I don't have pics of my Rota Subzeros I did in black before but here's the gold ones.



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