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Old 07-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Looking at RPF1, how difficult/expensive to paint?

Looking at getting used gold RPF1s. How difficult/expensive would it be to paint the RPF1s?

While I'm at it, any input would be helpful on the two options i'm looking at

Used- 17x8 RPF1s gold 15.x lbs ~$700, one has a slight bend but seller says you cant tell and it holds air fine. These are ideal because of their weight and probably one of the best ways to help my pounds per horsepower ratio in my little 2.5i, they have just always been out of my price range.

New- 17x7.5 Sparco assetto gara bronze or black ~19 lbs. ~$650 with shipping/tax. wouldn't have to repaint so overall would probably be cheaper.

Painting question is what I'm mainly worried about, but any input on what you guys think of the deal i'm considering and how much you think i can rely on the one bent wheel from seller who's reputation isn't really known
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Just an update - I feel like the enkeis are a good deal since I want to auto x eventually. Anything I should look into or think about before i do this? I'm nervous about buying from a random individual
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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Easy to paint, as for cost, figure about 3 cans of primer, 4 cans of paint and 2 cans of clear for a good job, also some scotchbrite for scuffing the surface
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thanks, didn't know if rattle canning it would do a good job, but good to know.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Tire Rack certainly has more sizes they are just showing you what they know fits and/or OEM size. Call them you can get 17x8s for close to the same price.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:01 AM   #6
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you can get new 17x8 rpf1's for ~$1000
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