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Old 09-01-2011, 11:25 PM   #1601
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The cars a bit dirty right now but I have been working on the gauges and instrument panel for the last week and I did my wheels and suspension over the past two days, so here she is.





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Old 09-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #1602
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:15 PM   #1603
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I just finished painting mine and now my sister is paying me to do hers, but could someone photoshop what white rims would look like on this car?

http://media.photobucket.com/image/silver%20blue%20passat/DoomInASuit/IMG_0206.jpg
btw that ones not hers just one i found on google
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #1604
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My pics should be up in a couple days...quick question...how long do you let the primer dry before painting?
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:56 AM   #1605
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I've had silver stocker, gloss black, matte black, and gunmetal. I'm trying to decide between a very light gold almost silver, or white/cream (like the color or an FJ cruiser roof) My new brake pads dust like crazy, but these will be my winter wheels. Kinda leaning towards the white/cream color. My car is PSM silver 2003 wrx wagon with stock wheels. Thoughts?

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:00 PM   #1606
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Painted Red stock rims.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #1607
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Flat black legacy wheels:
had to seach for these wheels I was thinking about painting my black but now how I see how it looks flat black I think I will use high heat semi-gloss paint now instead..

However my car (97 outback) I guess they use alloy wheels? It's got some weird chipping going on I wonder if I can paint right over that without it being too noticeable?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #1608
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wheels mine came with...so stock to me! 5zigen 17s.

primer

painted!



with lugs



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Old 09-21-2011, 12:50 AM   #1609
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:03 PM   #1610
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Got tired of my heavy 18's so I painted my stocks.



Painted with Rustoleum dark bronze metallic and Valspar gloss clear.
For reference, this is what the 18's looked like. I had painted them with the same paint.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #1611
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #1612
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any opinions on if i would be better off spray guning mine with car paint and clear coating?

or should i take the easy way and use duplicolor rattle can products?

i have a spray gun,paint and clear laying around. just have to rely on my father spraying them for me.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:33 PM   #1613
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just used some electrical tape and duplicolor white wheel paint in spray cans from pep boys.

did about a month ago and still look as good as new after a wash

some pictures on the car:


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Old 10-10-2011, 11:09 PM   #1614
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just used some electrical tape and duplicolor white wheel paint in spray cans from pep boys.

did about a month ago and still look as good as new after a wash

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Coils?
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:01 PM   #1615
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:36 PM   #1616
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Did my 06 rex wheels this weekend in rustoleum charcoal with Duplicolor high perf wheel coating.






I'm really happy with the color. The finish leaves a little to be desired at the moment. Historically i'm pretty impatient when it comes to painting things, i think the only place i could have improved her was doing two coats of clear, then a 1500 grit wetsand, then another 3 coats of clear...this would probably taken a week considering cure times though. I did 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint, and 4 coats of clear. It's been 36 hours now and the finish is still very soft. Once it gets hardened up, i'm going to give it a heavy polish and then wax, and i think that will help.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #1617
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So it has now been since saturday morning and my clear coat has yet to cure. Is the duplicolor high perf wheel coating supposed to cure solid? I can still very easily press my fingernail into it...anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #1618
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My only thought is your base is not compatible with your clear.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #1619
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My only thought is your base is not compatible with your clear.
Thanks for the response, that's a possibility i suppose. I read something on the duplicolor forum about the clear curing to rock hard after 4-5 days, so i will give it some more time before i think about a redo.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:32 AM   #1620
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So it has now been since saturday morning and my clear coat has yet to cure. Is the duplicolor high perf wheel coating supposed to cure solid? I can still very easily press my fingernail into it...anyone have any thoughts?
How long did the total process take you. There are very specific painting times on the cans. Something like if you can't do it all in 4 hours wait for 24 hours before repainting any of the steps...

So this could be a case of your bottom coats are still drying which is making the clear feel soft.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:36 AM   #1621
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How long did the total process take you. There are very specific painting times on the cans. Something like if you can't do it all in 4 hours wait for 24 hours before repainting any of the steps...

So this could be a case of your bottom coats are still drying which is making the clear feel soft.
I followed the instructions on the can, but i did use different brand base and clear. I did 3 coats of primer, waited about 18 hours, then did 4 coats of base per wheel with 3-5 min in between coats, then straight into 3 coats of clear with 3-5 min in between. Both the clear and the base said to apply clear within 1 hour of base, or after 48 hours. It hasn't gotten much above 70 degrees here this week, that probably isn't helping either. Thanks for the response rene.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:41 AM   #1622
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It hasn't gotten much above 70 degrees here this week, that probably isn't helping either. Thanks for the response rene.
This is most likely the root cause at this point. Cold and humidity will kill curing times.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #1623
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This is most likely the root cause at this point. Cold and humidity will kill curing times.
guess i'll just wait it out. thanks.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #1624
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I'm in the process of painting 02 WRX rims pink for the wife's '11 WRB WRX. Hopefully be done this week.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:19 PM   #1625
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I've now seen 3 other cars with these cheap wheels/rims on them, 2 are Subarus. Just bought them for winter.

I sanded, primed, painted, & cleared 'em ... About 10hrs worth.

Before


All done ...


I just broke the top bead, then stretched plastic over the wheel/rim ... didn't want to dismount and run the risk of scratching the fresh paint.


Cheap ICW wheels
Dupli-Color Engine Enamel ... 1 can
Grimmspeed Gold................ 3 cans
Dupli-Color High Performance Wheel Coating (yes, +5hp :P) ....... 1 can, but plan for one more.

A lot of people I know were not excited to hear that I was using gold paint ... now they all think I should paint my stock wheels gold

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