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Old 03-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #1901
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Or you can just go ahead and paint them you know they will look better than stock!
Really considering it. just a lot of risk, I had issues the last time i did it on my Leggy. Theres only 8K miles on my rex, if I screw it up ill have to live with ****ty wheels for a while.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #1902
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Did mine this weekend

1. washed wheels
2. sanded with 220 grit
3. washed again
4. 2 light to med. coats of primer
5. 4 light coats of gloss black (used heat gun between coats to speed up the process)
6. wet sanded with 600 grit
7. 2 coats of glear gloss

Came out smooth as a you know what. Key is to take your time and dont rush. A lot of people say that its pointless because spary paint usually ends up looking like ****, (ahem....plastidip?) but i feel like this a is good process to ensure a durable finish that will last.


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Old 03-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #1903
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Where did you get your wing?! I have been looking for months to trade for the STI wing and no luck
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #1904
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Where did you get your wing?! I have been looking for months to trade for the STI wing and no luck
Got the trunk and wing with only 500 miles on it for 350 from someine on here. He wanted to trade but couldnt find anyone and ended up buying a new trunk with wrx wing and having it painted. He said total cost was about 900. So needless to say, i lucked out big time
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:18 PM   #1905
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Lucky you!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #1906
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I want to have my stock rims painted a dark metallic red. I can't seem to find anybody saying what paint they used to get this color.

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:31 AM   #1907
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Alright, I've got a couple of questions for you guys. I currently have my wheels painted a bright green. I want to change things up a bit and go for a fluorescent yellow or fluorescent yellow green.

I remember reading something about a poster in this thread using, i believe, rustoleum's fluorescent yellow and giving up on it, but i have no idea where in the thread it was.

How are these fluorescent yellow sprays? are they more a yellow or actually properly fluorescent? Finally, I'm tossing around the idea of just painting over the green, in hopes that the green will give the yellow paint a greenish hue. Good idea, bad idea? If nobody has tried it before, Im tempted to do one wheel to see how it comes out. Worst case scenario, I waste a few hours repainting it.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #1908
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I want to paint my winter wheels white. What color white are you guys working with and what kind of paint?
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #1909
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^^white plastidipped
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #1910
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I'm looking to paint not dip.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #1911
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I just painted mine with copper metallic. Will have a video up soon.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:14 PM   #1912
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJhfL1TEauU

here are the new copper rims

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #1913
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Anyone plastidip the 2011+ WRX wheel blaze blue? Im thinking about it for my winter set but I can't decide between black or blue on swp.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #1914
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Here are my 2005 WRX winter rims painted with Vintage Gold Plastidip. First time using the product, and it worked pretty well. Finish came out great, and it's holding up well after a month on the car.







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Old 12-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #1915
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^ looks good
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:35 PM   #1916
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second that, very nice look on that car
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #1917
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Thanks guys
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:21 PM   #1918
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Thanks guys
Eh not gold enough. Still ok tho.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #1919
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Gunmetal plasti dip, at first I thought it just looked like primer, but its growing on me.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:38 PM   #1920
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Stock rims on my legacy outback like on my profile pic. Color suggestions?
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #1921
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Posted in the right section now

Face down ass up, that's the way we like to....paint?



Painted my winter rims which were originally stock silver, gold. I think it came out pretty awesome!



I know this is going way back into the thread but how were you able to fit those Legacy GT rims on an 06+ WRX?
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #1922
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I know this is going way back into the thread but how were you able to fit those Legacy GT rims on an 06+ WRX?
It isn't a WRX, rear caliper is slide type, not the two pots that came standard on the WRX
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:05 PM   #1923
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It isn't a WRX, rear caliper is slide type, not the two pots that came standard on the WRX
Is the car itself not a WRX or are just the brakes not WRX? I noticed right after I posted that the rear calipers weren't the two pots that should be on that year WRX.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #1924
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Is the car itself not a WRX or are just the brakes not WRX? I noticed right after I posted that the rear calipers weren't the two pots that should be on that year WRX.
The car is not a wrx.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:49 AM   #1925
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Fooled. That 2.5i is very eclectic, anyway.
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