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Old 01-18-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Talking Painted my stockers on my 07 WRX

Heres some pics of my wheel project

Took the wheels off
now to scotch bright the wheels and rough them up for paint


time to degrease, wipe, scotch bright, then wipe really good again

taped off the outside, 2 coats of Dupli color flat black on the inside of the rim

now 3rd outside coat before clear coat

Clear coat made a huge!!! difference







all done =D
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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wow not really my cup of tea but damn they look pretty good! I kinda like it before the clear coat. What kind of paint did you use and is the paint pretty tough?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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Looks good! I thought about doing the same thing to my silver BBS.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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it was a very easy little project for under 20 dollars, i used dupli color flat black 2 1/2 cans, and 1 1/2 cans of dupli color clear

i cant really afford new wheels at the moment because i blew it on HKS TBE =D so im really satisfied on ditching the stock look WRX wheels to a nice black
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:25 PM   #5
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it was a very easy little project for under 20 dollars, i used dupli color flat black 2 1/2 cans, and 1 1/2 cans of dupli color clear

i cant really afford new wheels at the moment because i blew it on HKS TBE =D so im really satisfied on ditching the stock look WRX wheels to a nice black
someone told me that you have to really sand them down few times....is that true? i couldnt imagine spray paint not chipping or pealing off
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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Nice job dude, wish my wheels came out like that LOL
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #7
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But blowing the money on the HKS was so much worth it . I love my HKS.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #8
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Looks good
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:45 PM   #9
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well all me and my buddy did was take that purple scotch bright you can buy at any hardware or auto parts store.. we took it and scuffed the wheels until that shiny gloss was off, this rough surface gives the paint something to stick to, and most importantly clean allll the dust of with some type of solvent, and also after you clean them make sure not to touch them again with your grubby little hands you have been working with ; ) soo change gloves
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #10
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did you leave the car in there while you painted them?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:02 PM   #11
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did you leave the car in there while you painted them?

ya it was a descent sized shop so i was about 20 ft away to make sure overspray didnt get on my Scoob
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:04 PM   #12
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Nice job and what a great weekend project! If you want to improve the looks of the car even further and stick with the stockers, check into some H&R wheel spacers. Push them out a bit and it makes the car look "burly".

Again nice job! Hope to see you around soon (saw the WA plates!)



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Old 01-18-2009, 11:16 PM   #13
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[quote=Perrin;25240713]Nice job and what a great weekend project! If you want to improve the looks of the car even further and stick with the stockers, check into some H&R wheel spacers. Push them out a bit and it makes the car look "burly".

Again nice job! Hope to see you around soon (saw the WA plates!)


sounds like a plan! im gonna purchase some Tein S tech lowering springs and those wheel spacers, 15mm or 25mm? and do u have any pics of any subys with wheels spacers?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #14
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Very nice... I've been wanting to do that to my stockers for a long time.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:48 PM   #15
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Nice job and what a great weekend project! If you want to improve the looks of the car even further and stick with the stockers, check into some H&R wheel spacers. Push them out a bit and it makes the car look "burly".

Again nice job! Hope to see you around soon (saw the WA plates!)


sounds like a plan! im gonna purchase some Tein S tech lowering springs and those wheel spacers, 15mm or 25mm? and do u have any pics of any subys with wheels spacers?
I don't have any pics handy, but they are out there of course. We carry the H&R in anything from 5-25 mm. For stockers I would do the 15mm. Not too spendy and you can likely use them on the aftermarket wheels you will purchase in the future!

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Old 01-18-2009, 11:51 PM   #16
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Looks good mate...yeah, I did this to my stockers also but in gold. I have the Tein S-tech springs on the car and love the look and stance it gives. I am still doing some shopping around for a set of spacers. I am still unsure on the size I want to go with myself.
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