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Old 09-05-2007, 10:36 PM   #176
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I like the painted lips. How do you think I'd go about high gloss black with polished silver lip?
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:54 AM   #177
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just to chime in, i was touching up my stockers the other day, and noticed the best way to touch up chips in the paint is to hold an index card about 3-6 inches near & above the chip, spray the card, and let the paint mist fill in the chip. that way you get no drips because the bulk of the paint is on the index card.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:43 AM   #178
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^^ I've used a similar method for fading/blending colors.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:52 AM   #179
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just to chime in, i was touching up my stockers the other day, and noticed the best way to touch up chips in the paint is to hold an index card about 3-6 inches near & above the chip, spray the card, and let the paint mist fill in the chip. that way you get no drips because the bulk of the paint is on the index card.
If you paint properly, and actually hold the spray can at a reasonable distance from the object you are painting, and apply the paint in coats, you won't get any drips either.

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Old 09-06-2007, 10:03 AM   #180
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TheDon, yesterday I did a tiny bit of very light wetsanding with extremely high grit, that took it all off. I do agree with the extra splash of clear, and Ill be doing that tonight. It wasnt that much of "dust" from the gold paint that caused the roughness, maybe I'm just getting picky.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:39 PM   #181
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Just did mine on monday:









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Old 09-06-2007, 12:56 PM   #182
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Here's mine. Just picked a extra set of stockers for a flat black set

materials- Du Pont wheel paint, Du Pont clear coat, 220 grit sand paper.

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Old 09-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #183
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Just did mine on monday:



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What color paint did u use? Clearcoat? Primer?
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:03 PM   #184
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Keeping in mind these are only winter wheels I used Color-Place Gold and Color-Place Clearcoat (distributed by wal-mart) the color-place logo resembles dupli-colors but this is all a guess. I have pictures of the cans at home that I can post later.

Started with wheels that only had about 6k miles on them

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cleaned and wiped down
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4 coats of color
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sun baked for 5 hours

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Old 09-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #185
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how abrasive is the material recomended for scuffing?
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:53 PM   #186
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I used a heavy duty scotch bright pad. Took about 2 hours to do all 4 wheels roughly 30 mins per wheel.

I have also seen somewhere they recommend a red scuff pad. Started with this, tried the scotch bright pad and it was more abrasive so continued with that.

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Old 09-06-2007, 11:27 PM   #187
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what kinda paint you guys useing and is this process hord or could someone with not much experince do it
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:54 PM   #188
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TheDon, those wheels look great. I am thinking about painting my 06 wheels a brighter more metal flakey gold like that. I had some bugeye stockers I painted Duplicolor engine enamel gold, but they were too dull after a while.

If you don't mind me asking, what paint did you use.

06 wheels


Can't find any pics of my stockers, but you get the idea.
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:45 PM   #189
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Here's my share:

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Old 09-10-2007, 04:05 AM   #190
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:40 PM   #191
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TheDon, those wheels look great. I am thinking about painting my 06 wheels a brighter more metal flakey gold like that. I had some bugeye stockers I painted Duplicolor engine enamel gold, but they were too dull after a while.

If you don't mind me asking, what paint did you use.
For repairing wheels, I used the toothpaste tube of Bondo and it worked great but I heard good things about Aluminox so I started using that. That stuff is strong!! Once it dries, you can sand, paint and even drill it! It's mostly used to repair holes boats so it's strong stuff. A little harder to work with than Bondo but it's good stuff.

Aluminox




The primer I always use:



The paint I used:

Rustoleum 1936 Metallic Brass:




I've been using SEM Color Coat for my clear coat on most of the wheels I've done but it's so damn expensive. Does anyone else have a high gloss clear coat that they recommend?
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #192
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These all look sick. I have painted Stock Alloys from 96 in Graphite, the 15 inch Outback ones. Look great
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:54 PM   #193
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Rene2.5RS- Your wheels look awesome. Did you paint your headlights as well? That's a bad ass looking wagon.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:18 AM   #194
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Can anyone post pictures of newly painted wheels before clear coat AND pictures after clear coat.???

Much obliged
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:51 AM   #195
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You're not going to be able to tell the difference by looking at a picture. It'll feel smoother, but will look the same as before.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:54 AM   #196
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Can anyone post pictures of newly painted wheels before clear coat AND pictures after clear coat.???

Much obliged
The only difference that you're going to get is that the paint will go from flat or semi-gloss, to completely glossy.

No color change, and it really won't show up in a photo unless you have offset lighting to cause light to reflect off of them.

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Old 09-13-2007, 11:03 AM   #197
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I agree with everyone above. If you look at my pictures above the pictures with the wheel off the car is without clear coat, on the car is with clear coat.

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Old 09-13-2007, 11:08 AM   #198
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Rene2.5RS- Your wheels look awesome. Did you paint your headlights as well? That's a bad ass looking wagon.
Thanks man, yeah I painted the headlights using a semi-gloss black.

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Old 09-14-2007, 02:31 PM   #199
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Stock Scion tC wheels. I did this as a favor for a friend. They were curbed up really bad... like someone took a jackhammer to them lol These were by FAR the biggest pain in the ass wheels I ever had to work on. Painting a lip on a wheel that DOESN'T HAVE A LIP will make you want to hang yourself from your bedroom ceiling fan! haha Especially when you have to do a crap load of tape work to go around spokes and everything... I'm getting mad just thinking about it haha




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Old 09-14-2007, 03:30 PM   #200
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I'm doing a set of stock GC RS wheels in Rustoleum 210849 Hammered Copper.


With clear coat, they should come out looking very close to the cap color in the pic above.

Will post pics when done.

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