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Old 08-13-2012, 06:16 PM
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White rims...need some opinions

Ok so I was tired of my silver car with silver rims. Bleh. So I though I'd paint them. I thought black was too overplayed, and bronze would look even worse, so I went white and heres how they turned out! If you think theyre hideous, please dont hesitate to say so!

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:29 PM
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Re: White rims...need some opinions

looks really good, did you prep the wheels at all before painting?
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yep! a good wash with degreaser and scotch brite, then 600 grit, then 1000 grit before painting
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Looks pretty good. Silver and white go good.
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Thanks guys! I had no idea how it was gonna look but i think its sick. If only my dad said the same thing hehe
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Re: White rims...need some opinions

Looks pretty good man. Just keep em' clean. :D
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Thanks guys! I had no idea how it was gonna look but i think its sick. If only my dad said the same thing hehe
Lol I feel you. I have some things on my prelude my dad doesn't entirely agree with.
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Lol its hard to keep the brake dust off of them. I called my dad and hes like "wait....you did WHAT??"
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yep! a good wash with degreaser and scotch brite, then 600 grit, then 1000 grit before painting
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Only problem is going to be keeping them clean, they look way better
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Excellent! If you didn't clear coat them, you can't use wheel cleaner. If you used some high grade enamel, you're good. Now red out the H's for the ITR look!
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Thanks for all the feedback! I used duplicolor engine enamel and duplicolor clear. no primer. Any ideas on how i could paint the H red? I thought about it but just ended up painting the entire center cap white, then I just scratched off the paint with an x acto knife
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I think they came out nice. It gives your wheels a real clean look
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Re: White rims...need some opinions

very nice! going to book mark this thread for inspiration (serious! Lol) since I have a set of 5 spoke Integra SE wheels I plan on painting white for my 3rd gen.

I have white wheels on my 4th gen and love them. Honda + white wheels = awesomeness
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You did a really good job man!
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Looks great!! How many coats did you use? Great choice on color.
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Yes. Place tape over the center cap (without pressing the tape into the H) , then use the exacto knife to carefully cut out the h in the tape. Paint red, let dry for an hour, hit them with a hair dryer for 15 minutes on low setting, keep about 8-10 inches away. Let sit overnight, remove tape done. You dont have to wait, just usually what i do cause im mad tired from painting all day long, LOL!
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I tried painting the H red but I couldnt get it down. And I wanna say I did atleast 4 coats of color...i didnt really keep track
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Then leave it alone, center Caps that look beat ruin the look of the rim. Just making a suggestion about the red anyway.
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Can't go wrong with white wheels
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not a big fan of white rims buts it looks good.
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Normally the idea of white wheels makes me say BLEH! but I have to say that you did a really clean job and they look good. As for the combination of silver car and white wheels, I actually like it after looking at the pics. At first I did not think I would but it came out clean. Great job!
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Thanks for all the feedback! I used duplicolor engine enamel and duplicolor clear. no primer. Any ideas on how i could paint the H red? I thought about it but just ended up painting the entire center cap white, then I just scratched off the paint with an x acto knife
I tried using a small painters brush, came out really nice. But red tape is also a good idea :)
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Looks really good and your lude is so clean! good job
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Thanks! I try to keep it spotless!!:)
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