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This is a discussion on Poor mans gold wheels (painting) within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Yulri;2238977[IMG http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/7159/dsc01821zo9.jpg[/IMG] these are how mine turned out... the pics make them look a bit more bronze ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yulri;2238977[IMG
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    these are how mine turned out... the pics make them look a bit more bronze than they are... I originally didnt like them that much since i thought they were too dark but now they have grown on me. I used all rustoleam stuff. Two coats of grey primer, two coats of gold rush metal paint, and 4 coats of clear coat on the back of the wheels with 5 coats on the front.
    So how many cans of each did you use? How are they holding up?
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    sorry didnt even see this... theyve been holding out pretty much the same...the only thing i've seen thats weird is that gasoline stains them and changes the color but i got some wheel cleaner and manged to scrub it out with a microfiber towel. Other than that they're exactly the same as when i first painted them. I cant honestly say how many cans i used but im going to guess 5-6 for primer probably the same for the paint and 7-8 for the clear coat.

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    could i do the same thing with my gold superleggeras?


    i want to paint them black or somewhere along those lines

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    Yeah

    I don't like the stock rims, I think you did a really good job painting them and I think it looks better then grey.

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    i painted mine a few weeks ago and they turn out well. Saved me $800

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    Actually any color you like.... i just happen to like gold

    make sure you have a day to 2 days nice warm above 60F weather or if your lucky you have a nice warm garage !

    1.Go to Home Despot
    2.Find Spray Paint Aisle
    3.Choose paint i went with rustoleum (optional buy clear coat either matt or gloss)
    for a set of four wheels (i used 4 cans colored paint and 2 cans clear coat)
    4.Get 1." and 2" masking tape, 260 or fine sand paper sheets, get spray can spray handle attachment.

    Ok directions:
    1.Wash wheels inside and out with warm soapy water to clear off brake dust ,grime etc

    2.sand wheel outside and inside makes it easier for the paint to adhere
    rinse off wheel again with clean water and let dry.

    3.Once dry using the 1" masking tape nearest the wheel edge mask off where the tire meets the rim.

    4.once done use the 2" masking tape to mask off rest of the tire sidewall
    or optional use news paper. Then take some tape and mask off the valve stem.

    5.do same as steps 3.and 4. with inside of wheel/tire.
    (u can skip this step if your not gonna go all out for the "factory" look.)

    6.Painting I started from the rim and circled in until completly covered (after each spray i waited for it to dry)

    7.once i had done both the outside and the inside of the wheel and it was dry , i then used the clear coat for a more factory look.








    This is great! I wonder if I could do this to my stupid stock 16's from my 05 WRX...I'd love to see how they look in black or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    This is great! I wonder if I could do this to my stupid stock 16's from my 05 WRX...I'd love to see how they look in black or something...
    I'm thinking about that. Except I'm not sure if I would rather just keep them and just buy some.

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    I was thinking of painting mine too... I love how those came out!

    I was wondering if anyone has ever had issues with the paint chipping off...(even after doing it the right way)

    I'm a New Englander....so I'm thinking about the sand & salt in the winter ...I've heard mixed responses from friends up here

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    Dumb question, what is that thing that is attached to the spray paint can? Like a bigger/better sprayer of sorts... expensive? effective? I'm going to go back and read after I write this, but how many coats have everyone used?

    edit: nevermind I just reread the original post. Sorry Weasel
    Last edited by Wrinklechops; 04-09-2009 at 12:11 AM. Reason: I'm an idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by utqb1 View Post
    Here are some pics of the ones I did.

    donde amigo?

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    what do you do with the wieghts? just take them off for painting, then re-balance the wheels?

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    Is this still up to date... ie.... the best paint to use ... you know how they come out w/new paint every day.... What grit of sandpaper do you use ?
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    I took A LOT of time to prep my wheels, used 100 grit paper first, then 220 to finish it off. The only place my wheels are chipping is around the outer edge of the rim, closest to the rubber. This is because it was a difficult area to sand down since my tires were on when I painted them. Other than that, I'm really happy with the results. I used dupli-color wheel paint in flat black. It's a tough spray paint and it splatters less than other general spray paints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam.rex.03 View Post
    I took A LOT of time to prep my wheels, used 100 grit paper first, then 220 to finish it off. The only place my wheels are chipping is around the outer edge of the rim, closest to the rubber. This is because it was a difficult area to sand down since my tires were on when I painted them. Other than that, I'm really happy with the results. I used dupli-color wheel paint in flat black. It's a tough spray paint and it splatters less than other general spray paints.
    +1 on the sanding. I used wet sand paper and water/soap too, to keep the dust down. And WEAR A MASK! I learned this the hard way.

    I used Rustoleum flat black, but Duplicolor makes good stuff too.

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    when I did mine last summer.


    One I took the other day.
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