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Old 09-03-2007, 11:53 PM   #21
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If you repaint your factory rims make sure that you put up some pics, I would like to see how they came out
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #22
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any reason why you just didn't unbolt the rivets and take apart and paint?
maybe its one piece rim? wel it still came out clean! so its all good
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:40 PM   #23
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maybe its one piece rim? wel it still came out clean! so its all good
oh i forgot there were those fake two piece wheels out there. i still have a set of black chrome aircraft fasteners(rivets) from my Kinesis wheels. these real bolts are expensive.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:29 PM   #24
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use the 150 grit sandpaper to get the paint off and wetsand the lips.

i was going to do all that but i got too busy
Finaly got to the rims this past weekend, wetsanding that clear coat off did not work very well at all!. The best bet was to use some sort of paint stripper that worked much better. I wish that I had dont that from the begining and not waisted so much time
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:58 AM   #25
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Looks awesome...I need to do the same to my OEM M68s.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:56 AM   #26
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Wow, its surprising that someone would put that garbage paint on their wheels. I would be very surprised if that crappy paint lasts more than a few months.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:18 PM   #27
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Finaly got to the rims this past weekend, wetsanding that clear coat off did not work very well at all!. The best bet was to use some sort of paint stripper that worked much better. I wish that I had dont that from the begining and not waisted so much time


did you buff and polish after you wetsanded?

let me know how the painting turns out! id love to see it
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Wow, its surprising that someone would put that garbage paint on their wheels. I would be very surprised if that crappy paint lasts more than a few months.
you're an idiot

it will last years if you take care of it. do you know what clearcoat is/ what it does?

obviously you know nothing about paint.

any paint will chip off even powdercoat with road debris. i have not had one chip and i drive 300 miles a week.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:11 PM   #29
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it will last years if you take care of it. do you know what clearcoat is/ what it does?

obviously you know nothing about paint.

any paint will chip off even powdercoat with road debris. i have not had one chip and i drive 300 miles a week.
Hey "breakmywallet, obviously your wallet is already broken if you can't afford to have your wheels professionally powdercoated. You should paint your whole car with spray paint.
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haha. you just proved my point.

i dont want to pay for something if i can do it myself. thats just dumb

i made this thread for people who wanted to expirement with this. wasnt geared towards you. soo why are you here? i didnt ask for opinions did i? its helped a few people out already

post up pictures of your rolls royce? porsche? because youre so rich right?

car just got a new paint job homie.

what are you 14? grow up dude. get out

i will notify mods and have your posts deleted. thanks
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:39 PM   #31
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Hey "breakmywallet, obviously your wallet is already broken if you can't afford to have your wheels professionally powdercoated. You should paint your whole car with spray paint.
what is the point in your post? he posted this in the DIY section for a reason. how about people that do maintenance on their own cars? do you think they are unable to afford to have their stuff professionally done as well? maybe people enjoy working on their own cars and find it rewarding being able to save money and have a great outcome. you're pathetic talking sh1t to a kid that does great work on his own car. i for one am sure proud of jeremy..

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Hey "breakmywallet, obviously your wallet is already broken if you can't afford to have your wheels professionally powdercoated. You should paint your whole car with spray paint.
If you dont have anything positive to say, dont speak

This is the DIY Forum...

Do you understand what that means...

If not Google "DIY"
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Hey "breakmywallet, obviously your wallet is already broken if you can't afford to have your wheels professionally powdercoated. You should paint your whole car with spray paint.
yeah... what he said!!!!
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thanks brotha!

appreciate it
BTW, Wheels look SWEET!

I'm thinking about painting my ASAs Two tone
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thanks man.

2 tone? like paint the face and inside of the spokes a diff color?
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2 tone? like paint the face and inside of the spokes a diff color?
Yea, and leave the silver lip

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The point I was trying to make is that I would not recommend putting a low grade spray paint on my wheels. I did not talk any $hit in any way, I simply stated that I was suprised that someone would use that product on their BMW. With that being said, I cant see that paint being too durable. I guess constructive criticism is looked down upon on this forum.
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