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Old 09-14-2007, 04:04 PM   #201
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What clear coat do you use? I can't find one that I really like. The SEM clear coat is okay but it gives me issues sometimes.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #202
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What clear coat do you use? I can't find one that I really like. The SEM clear coat is okay but it gives me issues sometimes.
I haven't decided on one yet.

I'm doing them for another member, and he specifically requested that I clear them, so I've gotta buy a few tonight and test for yellowing/hardness/etc...

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:53 PM   #203
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So I'm assuming you usually don't use a clear coat on your wheels? How do they hold up to cleaning and chipping? The stock Scion wheels I redid came out great. Then once I clear coated them, the finish looked like it was dusty and I was about to punch a baby I was so pissed off lol Maybe I'll stop clear coating them or find a better clear coat.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:02 PM   #204
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I've never clear coated any wheels that I've ever painted.

If you're going to apply it, standard rules of painting come into effect... You want to keep using light coats, and less than an hour between coats.

I tend to average about 20-40 mins between coats.

1 run of primer
2 runs of base coat
then a thin run of clear if I'm going to use it.

If you go past an hour, then you have to wait 48 hours to run another coat...and that's no fun.

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:48 PM   #205
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Finally out of the paint booth.

where are the installed pics?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:36 PM   #206
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Just put painted stockers on, (graphite color). Will post a few pics tomorrow.

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* duplicolor primer (white)
* duplicolor wheel coating (WP 102 Graphite)
* duplicolor clear coat (WP 103 Clear)
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:58 AM   #207
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glossy black w painted red lip
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:37 AM   #208
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Powdercoated RS 6 Spokes:





These wheels were in pretty rough shape prior to being powdercoated. They were fully sandblasted and then coated. They are my winter wheels and look brand new after 2 winters of abuse. IMO, powdercoating is the way to go.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:43 PM   #209
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hahaha i thought about doing pink...i'll stick to matte black
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:55 AM   #210
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glossy black w painted red lip
oooh post more pics! I am getting kind of sick of my red/black 16s and sort of want to do the same thing to a different style of wheel.... this wheel looks like a good choice
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:23 AM   #211
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i'm going to use a 320 grit sandpaper.... prepwipe...
i think i'll only need 2 cans of bronze.. and 1 of clearcoat
(do like 3 coats of color and 1 or 2 of clear?)

thats the plan for the 6 spoke RS wheels anyway
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:07 AM   #212
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Has anyone done blue on a blue wrx?
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:10 AM   #213
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:46 PM   #214
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Latest pic of my wheels (click for full-res version ~2.8mb):





I do think that I need to go one shade brighter when I touch these up this winter...

-- Dave

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Old 09-30-2007, 05:14 PM   #215
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I cant believe that no one has Legacy GT wheels painted (or at least posted.?)

Been doing quite the extensive search also.

Hopefully black wheel on white car.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:44 AM   #216
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I thought about doing Pink also but went gold for this year, I will have to re consider this next year
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:20 AM   #217
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I'd rock the pink if I had the time/will to do it
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:13 AM   #218
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BBS gold, had a paint shop fix me a couple cans.

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #219
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would white look bad on my wrb 02? i have the clear sidemarkers..so i thought it might go good together..
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:05 AM   #220
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would white look bad on my wrb 02? i have the clear sidemarkers..so i thought it might go good together..
I've seen white on WRB and I'm not a fan. The only Subie color white really looks good with is RBP.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:04 AM   #221
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oooh post more pics! I am getting kind of sick of my red/black 16s and sort of want to do the same thing to a different style of wheel.... this wheel looks like a good choice
here ya go!
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #222
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Has anyone had a problem cleaning painted wheels? I'm thinking about painting my stocks white. And I know white gets dirty easily, but it just looks nice!

Thanks By the way, great looking rims around here!
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:54 PM   #223
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Has anyone had a problem cleaning painted wheels? I'm thinking about painting my stocks white. And I know white gets dirty easily, but it just looks nice!

Thanks By the way, great looking rims around here!
You know, I'm masochistic enough that I'm thinking of doing white too. That dark blue us RSes get just looks so good with white...
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:14 PM   #224
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Oh, I know! Haha.. Perhaps I'll do it soon and post some pics!
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:04 PM   #225
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What have you guys paid to get a set of wheels powdercoated?
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