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Old 04-19-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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Question painting wheels

Hey,

Anyone here ever painted your rims? If so how hard is it to do? What type of paint did you use, and were you happy with the finished result?

Thanks
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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I did my stock RS wheels with gold duplicolor wheel paint. I took my time,
and they turned out pretty good. The duplicolor wheel paint lasted
pretty well, with only a few odd chips. Too bad they discontinued that
particular colour.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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Get them powder coated.......you'll be much happier in the end.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
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Ask sideways slut for his opinion. He had his sandblasted and then repainted them himself.

Check the archives, too. There's a thread (was a thread at least) that involved an OVEN -- pulled from a scrap yard -- and the coating powder. The guys weren't painting; that was a DIY powder-coat job.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:20 AM   #5
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If you going to paint it yourself make sure you use the snot-green colored aluminum primer. It is self etching & allows paint to stick to it much better, thereby reducing chipping.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:39 AM   #6
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Originally posted by TiTaNiuM sAMuRai
Ask sideways slut for his opinion. He had his sandblasted and then repainted them himself.

Check the archives, too. There's a thread (was a thread at least) that involved an OVEN -- pulled from a scrap yard -- and the coating powder. The guys weren't painting; that was a DIY powder-coat job.
Yopu can get the DIY powdercoating kit from www.eastwoodco.com.
They carry all kinds of cools stuff.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:42 AM   #7
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If you going to paint it yourself make sure you use the snot-green colored aluminum primer. It is self etching & allows paint to stick to it much better, thereby reducing chipping.


That's what I used to paint mine, except it was yellow, not green. It actually
probably a better color to go under the gold paint. You can see a pic at
http://www.importcarcentre.com/i-home.cfm. I just traded my RS in this week
for a WRX.

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Old 04-21-2004, 12:27 AM   #8
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That's the stuff, not quite green, not quite yellow. works like a charm w/ one coat.
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