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Old 08-24-2012, 11:32 PM   #6151
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hmmm, i see. well im not buying it from fortune itself. just from a vendor, but they told me i get to choose the spring rate. So ill most likely go with the 9ks just to be a rebel
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:40 PM   #6152
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hmmm, i see. well im not buying it from fortune itself. just from a vendor, but they told me i get to choose the spring rate. So ill most likely go with the 9ks just to be a rebel
yea I bought my fortune 500s from a vendor on here also for $989 shipped
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #6153
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You should also look into a early 2000s vw golfs and gti's also surprisingly 350zs one of my buddies recently picked up a 03 enthusiast 350z with 77k miles for $9200 although the insurance might be high
Not really looking for a vw cause of the terrible experiences my friends have had.. and although the 350 is nice I want a sedan forgot to mention
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:07 AM   #6154
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yea I bought my fortune 500s from a vendor on here also for $989 shipped
wow, could you pm me the name of the vendor. that is a better deal than what i got
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:29 AM   #6155
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anyone have some good advice/tips on painting the oem wheels? i'd like to make mine black, but not sure of what kind of paint to use, the process, etc...
Exactly how long would you like to keep your wheels black/painted?

For me, I personally used plastidip as i wasn't sure how a black wheel would look on my sage green metallic Impreza. So I read about plastidip on wheels.
To paint with plasti-dip, I left the wheels on the car. Took me about 4 hours with drying time, 5 coats, masking and all 4 wheels.

My procedure:
1. Wash tire + Rim with rim cleaner
2. Drive into wind free zone (garage), but have enough air or fan blow in fresh air
3. once in wind free zone, I masked off the brake with news paper..
4. Once that done, I used simple green or any degreaser, and wash/wiped clean
5. spray plastidip slowly with light coats...
6. wait 30min per layer to dry, then add more.

Tips:
-If you leave your tire on, move your car about 6inch from original park spot to make sure all angles are covered.
-More Layers=Easier to take off=Less chrome seen



For DIY Paint can for ALMOST permanant finish. (From my understanding)
1. MUST remove tires from car.
2. Wash/clean (remove brake dust, etc)
3. Sand wheels (est. 3hr per wheel) (PREP IS KEY)
4. Wash wheels again + dry
5. Add 5(?) Layers of primer
6. Begin your Painting of choosen color
7. Add 5+ layers
8. Add clear coat
9. Do not use wheels for at least 72 hours after clear coat is dry

Heres my car with plastidip:



If you have questions, please feel free to PM me.
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when I painted my wheels all I did was clean them good. No sanding. I used rustoleum flat black 3 coats and then when over that with 2 coats of rustoleum clear coat. The clear coat gave the flat black a slight shine.
....Are you crazy? Not even primer? LOL

You are going to have massive Paint chipping soon in your future.
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MATT!! Where are you at with this answer?!?!!?
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:59 AM   #6156
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thanks outbackdream. appreciate the info. I've got the lightning red with black tint, so im thinking the black and red scheme will work well, and I would keep them permanently black. The plastidip sounds like a good idea from what I've seen around the internet. My only apprehension is: a paint chip can be touched up, but it seems like if plastidip chips, i'd have to peel it all off and re-apply?
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #6157
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plastidip is formulated to re-cure when you reapply it to a previous coat. Very durable stuff. In the one year I had mine on, I haven't had any rock chips. My mother scuffed up the hubcaps against a curb and just sprayed on some to cover up the rash and it filled it up pretty well.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #6158
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thanks outbackdream. appreciate the info. I've got the lightning red with black tint, so im thinking the black and red scheme will work well, and I would keep them permanently black. The plastidip sounds like a good idea from what I've seen around the internet. My only apprehension is: a paint chip can be touched up, but it seems like if plastidip chips, i'd have to peel it all off and re-apply?
sounds evil. LOL

nope with "real" paint once it chips the whole wheel has to be redone. so if you parrallel park alot i would be worried about doing real paint.

with plastidip it sort of relevels it self and is very durable. i took them on a 3k+ trip and some on offroad and had no issue. when applying pladtidip back to a "chip" i would get a knife or xacto and cut a squre or a rectangle to make painting easier.

the only time mt wheels needed reapplyment for plastidup was when i took it too the tire shop and got the wheels rotated.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #6159
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....Are you crazy? Not even primer? LOL

You are going to have massive Paint chipping soon in your future.

I painted my wheels almost 8 months ago and they still look like I painted them yesterday. :-)
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #6160
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+1 for plastidip

Just clean the wheels and spray them! It's temporary but will not come off unless you want it too!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #6161
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I painted my wheels almost 8 months ago and they still look like I painted them yesterday. :-)
woah thats crazy.. even guya who sand and primer can chip within 2-4months :O

lucky. LOL
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #6162
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aircraft stripper works wonders to get the the clear coat off the original wheel then a primer then the black matt paint finish off by a clear coat. the stripper is like acid on the oem finish and you just wipe it off.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #6163
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woah thats crazy.. even guya who sand and primer can chip within 2-4months :O

lucky. LOL
Well they look brand new besides the slight curb rash... also i dont drive much maybe 3k miles a year tops so thats why they still look immaculate lol
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #6164
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outbackdream, your way was very nice and detailed ill show how i did mine so far so good again im just showing ppl not telling you what to do

the list by steps


the set up


the remover


the primer


the paint


finish product


and the wheels after to snow storms 7 mo later and the mid west heat and driving autox and grvel roads to work everyday and lowering it also getting alignment and whatever daily driver stuff party on im not responsible if u cut off your hand during the project this is just showing what i did
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #6165
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That really came out great! +1 for Plastidip...
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:38 PM   #6166
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High Preformance wheel paint was used outbackdream used the plastidip
so there is 2 options right there party on
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #6167
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Well they look brand new besides the slight curb rash... also i dont drive much maybe 3k miles a year tops so thats why they still look immaculate lol
LOL nice man
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outbackdream, your way was very nice and detailed ill show how i did mine so far so good again im just showing ppl not telling you what to do
Thanks
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That really came out great! +1 for Plastidip...
Thanks.

BTW when washing plastidip you must use something like a shamwow since a brush doesn't cut it from personal use. Also the brush can show off imperfections of low layered regions.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #6168
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interesting. never had to remove one of those before, but i'll keep that in mind.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #6169
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thanks for the constructive feedback, gonna go ahead and try the plastidip project tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #6170
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LOL nice man



BTW when washing plastidip you must use something like a shamwow since a brush doesn't cut it from personal use. Also the brush can show off imperfections of low layered regions.
What do uuse to clean. I can never seem to get all the brake dust off it recommends just soap and water
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:32 PM   #6171
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What do uuse to clean. I can never seem to get all the brake dust off it recommends just soap and water
Yes any soap with water is good, but to scrub it down I use a shammy type towel. Seems to work the best.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #6172
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #6173
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what do you guys think? ^^^
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:29 PM   #6174
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Hey doc,

Do you have any pictures of the wheels after you used the aircraft remove?
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #6175
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what do you guys think? ^^^
Hate the lower grill but the rest looks great
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