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Old 09-14-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Is there a problem with painting the alloy wheels? since its aluminum, I would wonder if it can only be anodized, but my wheels need to be repainted, they're flaking....They're 95 OEM alloy wheels, silver
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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Yeah... Do it, its a fun project
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:48 PM   #4
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Ive seen rims just like yours mark that have been painted. Sand well and find some sort of metal paint.

hers how my friend did it
http://www.nbautotunerz.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=327
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:26 AM   #6
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Is there a problem with painting the alloy wheels? Since its aluminum, I would wonder if it can only be anodized, but my wheels need to be repainted, they're flaking....They're 95 OEM alloy wheels, silver
Well lets see all you gotta do is :
Clean the wheels of any brake dust & road tar, Sand off all the OLD flaking clear coat, Sand down any corrossion to clean shiney bare metal, scuff sand the rest of the wheel, dismount the tyres, balance weights, and valve stems, degrease and tack any left over dust & debris, paint the areas where the clear coat came off, sand, put down the primer coat, sand off any blemishes, lay down 2-3 coats of paint, wait about about three-four days, wet sand and/or polish off any imperfections, and then put down two coats of clear coat. Remount and balance the tyres.

Oh and with such nice wheels you might want to get some new lug nuts as well.

I would paint the plastic centre caps as well (same time, but done seperately).

For a dark blue like your car Mark, I think a rich gold tone looks nice, although you could try Silver, alluminium, gun metal, black or if you really want them to stand out maybe a bright yellow, or if you really want to be a bit weird a flourecent lime green would be worth thinking about.

Oh and while you are doing your wheels, could you do mine as well ?

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Well lets see all you gotta do is :
Clean the wheels of any brake dust & road tar, Sand off all the OLD flaking clear coat, Sand down any corrossion to clean shiney bare metal, scuff sand the rest of the wheel, dismount the tyres, balance weights, and valve stems, degrease and tack any left over dust & debris, paint the areas where the clear coat came off, sand, put down the primer coat, sand off any blemishes, lay down 2-3 coats of paint, wait about about three-four days, wet sand and/or polish off any imperfections, and then put down two coats of clear coat. Remount and balance the tyres.

Oh and with such nice wheels you might want to get some new lug nuts as well.
You should just by new wheels since you will need a second set while your arts and craft project sets up.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:59 PM   #8
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It wouldn't be a bad winter project as I have different tires and rims for the bad weather season in Wisconsin....

Sure Jonathan, bring 'em on over

I may do this some time down the road, but it sounds pretty extensive, and I don't really have the time at the moment. Thanks though

Oh, and gold would look really hot, although I'm not so sure because of the rim style...maybe I'll do some photoshops and see what I like

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Old 09-16-2005, 08:24 AM   #9
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I think your blue is close to the same color as mine, and I really liek the way the kinda bronzy 05 wrx wheels look on it...just a thought
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:33 PM   #10
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I may do this some time down the road, but it sounds pretty extensive, and I don't really have the time at the moment.
Another possibility is having an autobody shop remove the ALL of the clear coating with a "media blast" (glass beads, ground walnut shells... whatever). This is way will cost more, but its much faster.
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:42 PM   #11
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If your going to go this route just get them powdercoated and be done with it.
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