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Old 12-10-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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hey i have no experience with painting.. but it is possible to paint my wheels black then just throw some glitter or something on them and then clearcoat over that?

btw- i just want something different for my winter wheels
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:05 AM   #2
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curious to see how that turns out. try it out and post your results. if you screw it up its just a matter of sanding and painting again.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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black w/ pink glitter ftw. Do it. Do it.
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that would be cool. but would it work
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maybe some pixie dust too. Yes you can add metalics to the paint while its wet. But you have to clear coat it many times to seal the flakes in. I would imagine that you can screw up your rims pretty easily by not being consistant with your glitter.
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haha thanks! i think im gonna try this out
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i would use an airbrush... but that would be a PITA
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For flake, you need a gun with a fat tip.
The larger the flake, the bigger the nozzle necessary.

When applying flake, apply it with the clearcoat, being sure to swish it around often so the flake doesn't settle to the bottom. Then apply a metric ass ton of clear, enough that you can sand the wheels smooth without hitting metalflake.

If done right, it looks awesome. Be sure to post the results.

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