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Old 11-12-2011, 04:22 AM   #1
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Painted my wheels wells.... before and after pics

I decided to paint the wheel wells on the car. So I went to an automotive paint supply shop and bought some Septone underbody and tyre paint. I removed the wheels (one at a time) and using some citrus degreaser (non solvent based so it does not damage any wiring) I gave the wheels wells a bit of a scrub. Rinsed and let dry. Then with a paint brush applied the underbody paint. I decided not to apply to the chassis (see pictures) but I did the brakes so the brakes are now a gloss black instead of dirty rusty colour. I also painted the tyres.

Well, you can see from the pictures the parts I did. I am really happy with the result.









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Old 11-12-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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Nice work, thanks for posting. This will make a difference when you shoot pics in low-angle sunlight (when it usually picks up all that unwanted grey). Looking forward to seeing some!
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:38 AM   #3
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Nice work, thanks for posting. This will make a difference when you shoot pics in low-angle sunlight (when it usually picks up all that unwanted grey). Looking forward to seeing some!
That was exactly what prompted me to do this. I took a couple of pics very late in the day and the dirty grey wheel wells really stood out. I figured this was one DIY even an unskilled guy like me could do.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:36 AM   #4
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Herringbone paving pattern - nice!
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #5
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When another man knows your paving pattern it gives him power over you. You must only do good with this knowledge. Do no evil.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:49 AM   #6
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i just spray a whole heap of tyre shine in there
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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Constantine this looks really good! I might do this over summer
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #8
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Constantine this looks really good! I might do this over summer
I noticed at the auto paint supply shop how many products they stock that are much, much cheaper than the name brands we pay through the nose for. Grease and wax remover, paint cleaner, polish etc etc. Also, they can mix up touch up paint for you. These are products that they supply to professional body shops.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:15 PM   #9
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Pics of painted tyres?
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #10
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Looking good Constantine
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #11
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Well done Con! I've always hated this issue but never thought to paint it! I will also give this a go!
Post a photo of the painted tyres too!
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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Looks good. I can see why you had trouble getting a wheel off.
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Tyre pics to follow as soon as I get some time. This was a really easy thing to do and very satisfying.
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