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Old 04-15-2008, 11:04 PM   #526
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looking forward to it 2point0

awesome work rene, get 'em mounted!

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:25 PM   #527
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Rene, very nice. I want your wheels now to replace my stock 02 wheels black w/ red lip. wanna trade?
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:40 PM   #528
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HA! Here is the way I tackled this. We all know I had them media blasted because my first attempt with taping the lip the red came off with the tape. I believe this happened due to either a bad can of red that sprayed to heavy or I sprayed the red to heavy. Either way second time around this is what I did.

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Scuffed inside of wheel and primed (2 coats) dried for 30 minutes
Scuffed face of wheel and primed (3 coats) dried until Saturday night

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Scuffed lip sprayed 3 very lite coats of red let dry until Monday night

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Taped the lip
Tack clothed the inside of wheel hit with 2 coats of black let dry for 2 hours
Tack clothed face of wheel 2 coats of black and let dry for 15 minutes
Removed tape and sprayed 2 coats of clear.

Now like I said I will be letting them cure for 7 days before the wheel shop remounts my tires.

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Thats a while on the cure time. I'l probably be giving mine a few days in Im lucky, a day or so on the short side. Hopefully I'l be sprayin some color on them this friday, but who knows with the way the weather is shaping up for me

I'l post mine whem Im done with them, they should be wild
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:16 AM   #529
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Rene, the wheels look great. Ive been toying with doing the exact same thing as you did few months now.

I have a OBP 05 wrx and also have the same 5 spoke legacy rims posted by 2point0 above.

I can decide between gloss black with red pin stripe, or gloss graphite with red pin stripe. Or Just all gloss black, or just all gloss graphite on a black car?????

2point0, I cant wait to see how your 5 spoke legacy rims turn out

What do you folks think?
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #530
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I have a OBP 05 wrx and also have the same 5 spoke legacy rims posted by 2point0 above.

I can decide between gloss black with red pin stripe, or gloss graphite with red pin stripe. Or Just all gloss black, or just all gloss graphite on a black car?????
the problem I see with those rims is there's no real lip. so you'd have to mask off and maybe hand paint it on. I dunno if that'd look clean or not. you could maybe use that edging stuff someone else on here used. my vote goes to solid gloss black!

the biggest pain about this whole project is cleaning the damn wheels! the fronts are all nice and clean, but the backsides are a mess.

I haven't really seen anything that states clearly how many cans to expect to use for x number of coats. I want to do probably 4 coats ... will 2 cans each of colour and clear be enough? I bought the only 2 of each that AutoZone had and am having trouble tracking down more! I figured one can of primer should be plenty.
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Old 04-17-2008, 03:54 PM   #531
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Thanks guys. There is no rush to get the wheels done as my car is just sitting right now, no motor. I will be re-installing the motor next week as well as getting the tire re-mounted so hopefully by the end of next week if the car is done I should have some pictures of the wheels on the car.

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I haven't really seen anything that states clearly how many cans to expect to use for x number of coats. I want to do probably 4 coats ... will 2 cans each of colour and clear be enough? I bought the only 2 of each that AutoZone had and am having trouble tracking down more! I figured one can of primer should be plenty.
It depends on how much you are painting. When I did my stockers gold I bought 4 cans of color and 4 cans of clear, no primer. I used 2 1/2 cans of color and 2 cans of clear. This was only painting the face of the stock 06 wheels. With the rotas I just painted I used 4 cans of primer, 2 cans of red, 4 cans of black, 1 can of clear.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:11 PM   #532
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I have a set of stock WRX wheels with tires that I just put up for sale in Tri-State. However, looking at all these pics make me want to paint them instead of sell them
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:02 PM   #533
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It depends on how much you are painting. When I did my stockers gold I bought 4 cans of color and 4 cans of clear, no primer. I used 2 1/2 cans of color and 2 cans of clear. This was only painting the face of the stock 06 wheels. With the rotas I just painted I used 4 cans of primer, 2 cans of red, 4 cans of black, 1 can of clear.

-Rene
but how many coats did you do? I finally tracked down 2 more cans of bronze, so I have 4 which I know is more than enough. that way, I'll have some for touch-up down the road if needed. sounds like 2 cans of primer and 2 of clear should be plenty as well.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:48 PM   #534
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what do we think about the self-etching primer? I bought some like Rene2.5RS used, and now I'm going to lay down the basecoat on top of it. For basecoat I'm using a PPG product, not a rattle can. Im worried that it wont adhere that well to the primer, and I'l have wasted $150 worth of paint. Any opinions on this? I plan to clear with a PPG 2021 for those familiar with the products
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:03 AM   #535
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but how many coats did you do? I finally tracked down 2 more cans of bronze, so I have 4 which I know is more than enough. that way, I'll have some for touch-up down the road if needed. sounds like 2 cans of primer and 2 of clear should be plenty as well.
Here is the break down of the number of coats...

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Friday Night:
Scuffed inside of wheel and primed (2 coats) dried for 30 minutes
Scuffed face of wheel and primed (3 coats) dried until Saturday night

Saturday Night:
Scuffed lip sprayed 3 very lite coats of red let dry until Monday night

Monday night:
Taped the lip
Tack clothed the inside of wheel hit with 2 coats of black let dry for 2 hours
Tack clothed face of wheel 2 coats of black and let dry for 15 minutes
Removed tape and sprayed 2 coats of clear.

-Rene
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:06 AM   #536
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what do we think about the self-etching primer? I bought some like Rene2.5RS used, and now I'm going to lay down the basecoat on top of it. For basecoat I'm using a PPG product, not a rattle can. Im worried that it wont adhere that well to the primer, and I'l have wasted $150 worth of paint. Any opinions on this? I plan to clear with a PPG 2021 for those familiar with the products
I used the self etching primer because I was painting bare aluminum. The time before having the wheels media blasted I used Dupli-Color Primer Sealer. If you are worried about adhesion then scuff the primer before spraying the PPG color.

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Old 04-19-2008, 06:46 AM   #537
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Great looking wheels guys
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:57 AM   #538
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:11 AM   #539
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I'm going to be repairing and repainting my ASA wheels. Not sure if I want to keep them bronze or change it up to a gunmetal/charcoal. What do you guys think?

(The rear wheel is the one I will be repainting)
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I am getting ready to do my stockers.
Just debating if I should go with semi-gloss or flat black and if I should use clear coat.
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im looking for a gold/copper color what is an appropriate color? and what should i use for a primer?
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I am getting ready to do my stockers.
Just debating if I should go with semi-gloss or flat black and if I should use clear coat.
My semi gloss is pretty much gloss now after spraying on the clear coat. I know there is flat clear coat, but highly doubt you will find it at an auto parts store in a rattle can. You could how ever hit up your local auto paint supplier and have them mix it into a rattle can for you.

I was debating whether to clear or not but because I have the lip I wanted to seal the wheel after pulling off the tape.

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Old 04-22-2008, 10:33 AM   #544
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Some more better pics for the anti-aggressive fitment/anti-bling wheel thread.

Duplicolor Engine Enamel gold w/ Duplicolor wheel clear. And for the 225/50/16 fans Falken ZE912s, I've not come to a conclusion yet on whether or not how they compare to the previous Toyo Proxes4. Oh, and my <$5 pair Advance Auto Mudflaps....





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^^^^^^^^^^^ HAWT!!!! the gold is so bright. loving it
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:16 PM   #546
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ok, so this whole wheel cleaning process is a PITA. well, it's not hard just time-consuming. right now I only have 3 wheels ready for primer and the 4th one is nearly there. hopefully I can get a coat or two of primer on tonight.

I'm really anxious to get paint on them! I think these Legacy wheels are gonna look great and I hate waiting!!!111!!1one
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:22 PM   #547
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I'm going to be repairing and repainting my ASA wheels. Not sure if I want to keep them bronze or change it up to a gunmetal/charcoal. What do you guys think?

(The rear wheel is the one I will be repainting)
Don, I think that rear wheel would look great in gunmetal. the bronze doesn't seem to fit with the black car as well (IMO). I don't have photoshop at work, or I'd fix it up to be gunmetal. maybe when I get home.
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:50 PM   #548
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my wheels are painted and getting tires today. I wish I'd spent more time with the painting, but I need tires ASAP so it was a little rushed. still looks pretty darn good tho!

TheDon427 ... if you still are wondering about gunmetal, I think it looks awesome!
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just got the tires mounted on my painted rims, then came home and gave the lady a much-needed bath:



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Sonofabitch! You couldn't have posted that sooner? I just painted the wheels in bronze today!


These pics show the difference between the original "bronze" that they were painted by the previous owner, and the color I chose is called Metallic Brass (bought at Home Depot). In the pics with all 4 wheels shown, the 2 in the back are painted & clear coated, one in front is just painted, and the other next to it is sanded and ready to be painted.







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