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Old 04-26-2008, 09:14 PM   #551
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:44 PM   #552
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haha d'oh! I certainly think your bronze looks waaaay better than the original. it was just too close to gunmetal with a bronze tint. now it's more gold-ish, which I really dig. that's what I was going for, but they came out more brown than intented. I think it's the reddish-brown primer I used. next time ... more coats!
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:18 AM   #553
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anyone have pics of 06/07 stock wrx wheels painted black with wrb lip?
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:00 AM   #554
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anyone have pics of 06/07 stock wrx wheels painted black with wrb lip?
yes..
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:50 PM   #555
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haha ok then, can i see a pic of them?
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #556
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haha ok then, can i see a pic of them?
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:12 AM   #557
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well i saw this but its photoshopped, its gets the idea across though. thanks.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:37 AM   #558
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MS paint FTW!^^^^
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:12 PM   #559
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haha d'oh! I certainly think your bronze looks waaaay better than the original. it was just too close to gunmetal with a bronze tint. now it's more gold-ish, which I really dig. that's what I was going for, but they came out more brown than intented. I think it's the reddish-brown primer I used. next time ... more coats!

Thanks! I will post pics of them on the car once it stops raining out.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:46 PM   #560
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finally got these mounted and on the car. the pics are horrible and there a lot brighter in real life. the orange came out sick



and evidentially i dont know how to size pics properly but go to the link if you want full size
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:18 PM   #561
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^^^ what link?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:32 PM   #562
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This great thread inspired me to paint the stockers of my 04 WRX Sedan. So as soon as got my summer wheels installed and the stock ones were with the tires removed I started painting them. I painted them Black Night Metallic with a chrome lip (witch turned out more like silver lip after I applied the clear coat). Anyway they turned out way better than I expected. I’ll post pics as soon as I download them from my camera.

Great thread with a lot of great info and great ideas to change the look of our cars.
Thanks guys for posting your work and I’ll do the same for the next ones to come after me.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:43 PM   #563
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As I was thinking to go all the way with painting my wheels (front and back with lip and clear coat on top) I took my time doing this.

For the whole project I used the following:
-3” fine coarse wire wheel on a power drill – 1 piece
-320 sand paper – 3 sq ft
-800 sand paper – 2 sq ft
-3/4” wide painters tape – 1 roll
-2” wide painters tape – 2 rolls
-Dupli-color sandable primer (DAP 1692 Gray Hot Rod Primer) – 3 x 12oz cans
-Rust-oleum Metallic (7250 Black Night Metallic) – 4 x 12oz cans
-Dupli-color Chrome (CS101 Chrome Spray Enamel) – 1 x 12oz can
-Dupli-color High Performance Wheel Coating Clear (HWP 103) – 3 x 12oz cans
-Cloth towels and protecting paper.




I removed the tires, valve stems and center caps to begin with.
First I started by cleaning the back/inside of the wheels with a wire wheel (3” fine coarse from Home Depot) mounted on a 18V cordless drill (I recommend a corded drill since I had to charge the battery twice/wheel)



Than I used 320 sand paper on the back and front of the wheel to break in the glossy paint and also to remove the stains and dirt. I did not wash them after the sanding process. I only wiped them clean of dust with cloth towel. If you wash them you have to rinse them very good so no soap will dry on them.

Than I used 2" wide Blue painter’s tape to protect the area you don’t want painted and started with primer. I did 3 coat of primer on the back of the wheel 15-20min apart (depending on the air temperature and humidity) and gently sanded the primer with 800 sand paper before each coat to get a smooth surface and cover small scratches. Let dry before I flip over the wheel and did the same with the front. I let them dry/cure for 24 hours before I sand again and apply the paint.



... to be continued in the next post ...
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #564
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... continued ...
I started applying the paint on the back side of the wheel first. I did 3 coats 15-20 min apart and gently wiped the surface before each coat to ensure smoothness. Let dry, flipped over and did the same with the front of the wheel.




I let it dry for 24 hours before I lay the protection for painting the lip. Here is where I used the 3/4” wide tape to separate the lip from the rest of the wheel. Protect everything but the lip and applied 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of chrome paint 15-20min apart. Let dry 24 hours before removing the protective tape for the lip (not the rest of the protection) and applied 3 coats of clear coating on the back of the wheel and after dried I did the same on the front. Let dry for 24 hours before handling and enjoy. I will let dry/cure for a few months until I install tires on them since they are my winter set.



I did the same with the removed center caps.



... to be continued in the next post ...

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Old 04-28-2008, 05:54 PM   #565
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... continued ...
I hope this gives you an idea of how much work is needed and how they look before/after.
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Do not forget to use clean paper every time you flip over the wheel so you don't scratch the primed/painted surface (specially the front side).

Thanks for reading this ,GOOD LUCK with your projects and keep posting them.

What do you guys think of these going on a PSM 04 WRX. All feedback is welcome. Thanks guys.

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:00 PM   #566
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I think the lip will look even better after the tire is installed.

Unfortunately they are my winter wheels and we will not be able to see them on the car until I get my winter tires (when the winter comes).
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:09 PM   #567
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very very nice work. they should look very good going on a psm wrx. I am hoping and planning to paint my stockers midnight black metallic this summer while they are sitting in the garage. I might not take the wheels off though and just mask them and the valve covers off for the painting.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:13 PM   #568
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very very nice work. they should look very good going on a psm wrx. I am hoping and planning to paint my stockers midnight black metallic this summer while they are sitting in the garage. I might not take the wheels off though and just mask them and the valve covers off for the painting.
Thanks.
I took my tires off the wheels since they needed to be replaced and it was a good time to have the wheels painted.
Good luck with yours.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:21 PM   #569
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thanks. I'll definitely get them posted up once they get done sometime in the next month or so. gotta finish the semester before I get started on them.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:03 PM   #570
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finally got these mounted and on the car. the pics are horrible and there a lot brighter in real life. the orange came out sick



and evidentially i dont know how to size pics properly but go to the link if you want full size


So, how about you follow the first post in this thread and tell us what paint you used?

Looks good though, A+ for originality.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:01 PM   #571
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Wheels and tires are getting mounted right now. As long as they don't butcher any of the wheels I will be putting them on tonight. I can't wait to see how they look on the car!!

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can't wait to see them rene
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very slick. looks awesome.
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very slick. looks awesome.
Thanks I think so too. Unfortunately I need to give my exterior some tender loving. I just put the rebuilt engine in 2 weeks ago after the car has sat for 2.5 months and now is begging for a detail.

I am also surprised that no one else had made any comments as quite of few people asked to see picture of the wheels mounted on the car.

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