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Old 01-24-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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I have an extra set of OEM WRX wheels that I want to paint black, any suggestions on prep, type of primer, type of paint, etc?
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Old 01-24-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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I had mine powdercoated.
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Old 01-24-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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Old 01-24-2004, 09:07 PM   #4
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1.take a scuff pad and scuff the rim all over
2. clean all the dust off with paint thinner
3. rescuff
4. clean dust off with a water dampened rag
5. wait for rims to dry
6. apply 5 or so coats of black, wainting 5 min between each coat
7. apply 5 coats of clear, waiting 5 min between each coat

done!

-Thats what i did with mine---Dan
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:53 AM   #5
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skinart76; for the price of powder coating here on the east coast I could get a new set of rims. (ie.$500.00-$700.00)
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thewhitewrx, what brand of paint and clear did you use, and was it in a can or a gun?
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Old 01-25-2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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skinart76; for the price of powder coating here on the east coast I could get a new set of rims. (ie.$500.00-$700.00)
Ouch, I got mine all prepped and powdercoated for $200.
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Old 01-25-2004, 01:09 PM   #8
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I had mine powdercoated.
^ I did too and I love how they turned out.
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:04 PM   #9
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Yeah, it's pretty durable too. I've had my done for about 20K miles, and no visible scratches yet. :knocking on wood:

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Old 01-25-2004, 07:07 PM   #10
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Duplicolor seems to be the paint of choice.
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:12 PM   #11
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Duplicolor is the best wheel paint I've used so far.
Just be sure to spray the clear as per the instructions.
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Old 01-26-2004, 08:15 AM   #12
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I used some Plasti-Kote spray paint on mine:




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Old 01-26-2004, 11:47 AM   #13
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I used duplicolor as well, but I think it was just too chilly when I did it (back in late fall) so the paint didn't harden very well, and then we got early unexpected snow, and while I was out playing they got all scratched up I think I have the honor of being about the only person to screw this up, but they looked great for a while! I'll have to redo the whole job in the spring, though
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #14
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I used some Plasti-Kote spray paint on mine

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Old 01-26-2004, 01:53 PM   #15
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I used Duplicolor Bumper Paint. It is supposed to have better adhesive qualities than regular paint. Plus it is a nice matte black.

I just used a rattle can in the driveway, and cured the wheels in the kitchen since it was 10*F when I painted them.



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