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Old 08-01-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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How to paint your wheels

Make sure you use heat resistant paint. also, it would be to your advantage to use wheel paint. No red wheel paint was available, so I just used engine enamel.
also, allow at least a good 20 minutes for every coat of paint to dry

step 1- jack the car and make sure your e brake is on
step 2 -take off the wheels. and wet sand them with fine sand paper
step 3 - "sunflower" the wheels with a deck of cards
step 4 - apply 1 coat of primer, and allow it to dry
step 5 - if you are doing a single colored wheel jump to step 9
step 6 - if you're doing multiple colored wheels, tape up the part that you don't want painted
step 7 - apply 2-3 coats of paint
step 8 - tape up the parts you don't want painted
step 9 - apply 2-3 coats of the other paint
step 10 - apply 2-3 coats of clearcoat (for protection)
step 11- apply 1 coat of gloss
step 12 - put the wheel back on, when tightening the lugs, tighten them in a star pattern.
step 13- look badass (optional, but preferred)
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Lol, that doesn't look like... pain? Haha, jk I've got to say, I'm not a fan of painting wheels body color but you did a really good job and I think it looks original.
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Haha thanks!!!
Yea after all that typing I saw it and I was like Damn!!!!
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Re: How to pain your wheels

Very Nice...and a great "how to" instructional.....better than mine on painting calipers
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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Looks good! Awesome job!
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Someone changed the title of he thread!!!!
Thank you to the person that changed it from pain to paint!
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This is awesome...i May just do the same. How is the like shine on the rims, and how is cleaning them, any paint chipping yet?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #9
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I may do this as well, but like this there is no chipping?
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