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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #22
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Is it a good idea to spray in the lug holes? I would imagine a layer of plastidip between the wheels and bolts to not be a good idea.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #23
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I dunno...I haven't even driven the car yet...I've been using an AWD in this heavy snow Vancouver has been having. I'll have to see if that thin amount of rubber that's acting as a "washer" will create a vibration. I have my torque wrench in the car so I can test it while I drive it around town when I can drive it. Obviously 88ft-lbs has not squeezed the rubber coating out. haha.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #24
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Nice job man they look sweet.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:33 PM   #25
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OP how long would you say this took you?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:53 AM   #26
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Ummm well it took some time to read up and learn about how to paint this and what I needed to prep. But if I minus the prep which just involved cleaning it as best as I can. Taping takes a few minutes each wheel. And painting from nothing to the colour I wanted is about 90 minutes.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:22 AM   #27
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If you can't get the dip out of the lug holes and you want to.... I used wood turpentine to melt it with a rag and some elbow grease. I'm not sure if that was a great idea..... But DYC also sells stuff that will liquify the dip also if you need it lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #28
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:37 PM   #29
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Well I just took my car out and it was completely smooth at 85MPH. I have my torque wrench with me so I checked everything once I got to my destination and it's all bang on at 88lbs still. Everything feels as responsive as a winter tire can feel! Hahah...looks sweet and rides sweet!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #30
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Ummm well it took some time to read up and learn about how to paint this and what I needed to prep. But if I minus the prep which just involved cleaning it as best as I can. Taping takes a few minutes each wheel. And painting from nothing to the colour I wanted is about 90 minutes.
Just place cards inbetween the outer edge of the actual wheel and the tire.

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Saves a lot of time, and probably turns out better.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #31
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I totally forgot about that. LOL. I had card stock paper from recycling in my trunk for this purpose! LOL I guess I can recycle it now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #32
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Nice work..
I'm inspired.
Will give this a try later.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #33
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Looks great! Normally plastip dip gets nothing but comments from haters, doing what they do. You've certainly broken that mold. That coloer looks awesome on those wheels too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #34
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Took more pics when the sun was low. This is right after taking my car through the BMW car wash at the dealership. I didn't say anything to the lot guy because I wanted to know how the paint could take someone using a wheel brush on it. I stepped out and watched him bang the plastic head against the wheels as be scrubbed the wheel surface. I instructed him not to use brushes on the rear as they always do in a drive through car wash. So the back surface is still somewhat dirty...LOL





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Old 01-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #35
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still looks snot green
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:43 AM   #36
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still looks snot green
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #37
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:56 AM   #38
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i think you need your eyes checked. deep bronze is like dark. almost like dark gray, but with a brown hue. then bronze is like metallic brown + orange. maybe you were going for bronze gold? but then it should be gold with a brown hue. yours is like green lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #39
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niceeee....been looking for gold/bronze wheels on E46's to see how it'd look
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