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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Painted My Rims

been a very long time since i last posted but been away for school and other stuff going on but have been slowly working on painting and cleaning up my rims during the winter season, choose to use the Dupli Color Wheel Paint and Clear

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before painting all sanded down






taped up waiting for paint





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4 coats of black and then 4 coats of clear later














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i like them, good job on the home remedy.
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Did you do the inside of the rim as well?
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Look good. Just wish I had actually rims and not steelies.


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looks really good! what grit sand paper did u use? and how did u prep it, cus i wanna do mine too!
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Did you do the inside of the rim as well?
Nah the main reason why i painted them was to clean them up the clear had peeled and the black had slightly faded and the inner of the rim hadn't peeled yet so but looking back now i should have, taping them up was the worst part of the whole process

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looks really good! what grit sand paper did u use? and how did u prep it, cus i wanna do mine too!
i actually used a 3m scotch guard green pad to scuff the actual rims up first and then once i had all the clear coat which wasn't much to begin with i went back with like 300 grit wet sand paper and finished off the rest of the places and then i used Krud Krutter to clean them all up and it worked well to get all the dirt/grease/wax off nicely and then used tac cloth to clean up any excess dirt or dust from sanding
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Awesome job! Time to lower now hihihi


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Awesome job! Time to lower now hihihi
probably wont lower it i commute during the winter and its not worth the $ IMO since ill be getting a new car next year
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When you get the new car just go ahead and send me those rims and tires. K? Thx.

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probably wont lower it i commute during the winter and its not worth the $ IMO since ill be getting a new car next year
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