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Old 02-18-2008, 09:48 PM   #81
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I've done mine today.
thx alot, I followed along with ur DIY, and it came out great.
It was just for experiment on my spare 16's, Im planning to paint
my 19"s to gold or metallic silver sometime next week.
Here's my result on 16's




looks clean, any shots of them on the car by chance... im thinking of doing mine as well...
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:44 PM   #82
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I'll be putting them on 2~3 days later.
When I do get them on, I'll make sure to post picture for ya.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:43 AM   #83
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looks great man! glad to see some people taking the initiative to do something outside of the box! always feels better when you DIY somethin
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:18 PM   #84
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looks great man! glad to see some people taking the initiative to do something outside of the box! always feels better when you DIY somethin
thx alot to you.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:46 PM   #85
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I've done mine today.
thx alot, I followed along with ur DIY, and it came out great.
It was just for experiment on my spare 16's, Im planning to paint
my 19"s to gold or metallic silver sometime next week.
Here's my result on 16's


So, they are on my car.
They don't look that bad, I'm just gonna have these on til the sun comes out.
Some reason, I love the look of all dark color theme car @ night time.






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Old 02-25-2008, 07:23 PM   #86
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i like the color combo sadkorean34....here's my DIY....i took the center-caps off and did the ring black also, i will post a close up once i get a few days without precipitation.

the total cost for me was <$50 for all 5 rims (= $10/rim), that was the convenience of just doing the stock rims, i got a full spare that looks just like the others

i LOVE my rims now.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #87
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looks great guys! let me know how it holds up. im actually painting my inner barrels on my new wheels tonight so ill get some pictures
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #88
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:47 AM   #89
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that looks nice.
Just to add on here, though.
Regular rattle can for rims hold up to 200 to 300 degrees, whilst engine block painting rattle cans hold the heat up to 500. For those of you who are concerned with the heat issue, consider about the engine block paint rattle can as well.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:32 PM   #90
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Jer, how much did you have to sand the inner barrels down before painting? Mine are all scratched up and dirty and sh!t.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:19 PM   #91
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just hit it up with a wire brush bro.

doesnt really go against many elements..

hard to get regular sandpaper in there too unless its a super low grit.

just sand em a bit and shoot em and clear em.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:58 PM   #92
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dude, you did such a sweet job with yours. I think i may try this out on my fake SSR GT3's.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:21 PM   #93
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good job, that's pretty sick
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:47 PM   #94
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This may be stupid, but... Can you paint over chrome rims? Been thinking about how it would look to leave the 4" lip chrome and paint the rest. Any color suggestions? Thanks
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #95
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This may be stupid, but... Can you paint over chrome rims? Been thinking about how it would look to leave the 4" lip chrome and paint the rest. Any color suggestions? Thanks
yep you can. same process prolly a little more sanding though
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #97
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i just painted my grill and it turned out great!
im most likely going to do my rims next so we will see how that turns out!!!


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Old 06-05-2008, 12:25 AM   #98
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I read most of this tread didn't see anyone saying what you would do if you have some curbage on the lips on the rims can you sand it down enough to smooth it out if the scraps arent that bad? Thinking about doing my 19" Hamann HM2's matte black or silver again, but not sure if I'm capable to do a good enough job? What you guys think Matte black for my Tiag? Getting my Matte black gills an grills soon as well as the depo corners etc...
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nott sure about curbing the wheels.. obviosuly if u curb a part u painted it will show up. just touch it up after i say go for matte black
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:32 AM   #100
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lol yea I might just get it professionally done Matte black when Dave saw my rims he was telling me he'd rather have my HM2's instead of CSL reps I was thinking about getting. Had these HM2's for at least 4 years now so I'm due for a new set of wheels.

But I'm trying to hold off a lil longer so that when Dave rolls out my fenders I might go wider with tires and rims but for the meantime I might just get my HM2's redone. I'll post some pics hopefully soon when I get around to redoing my rims.

I have a nitemare of a story to tell about my brakes that I got from modbargains and with the dealership in norwood mass. Still in the mix of this nitemare so I dont wana say too much till everythings said an done but expect a nice long thread in buyers/sellers feedback with my experience I promise you it will be worth reading.
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