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Old 06-30-2009, 11:33 PM
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Back from the dead!

Let me tell you guys, it took EVERYTHING I had to not brag about my craigslist rims, not only that but that i was sending them off...

Where the hell did he send rims, knowing craigslist they were crappy....
right so, crappy, craigslist, sent off?

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Stardust silver, 60% gloss, Tough like armor.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:39 PM
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Re: Back from the dead!

Nice man. How much coin did ya have to drop for that( ballpark) im considerig having that done for mine....I like.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:43 PM
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Re: Back from the dead!

ReaDy Powder Coaters (yes, ReaDy that was not a keyboard mistake)
$75 for scrap rims
$300 for the powder coating and media blasting
$30 for dent/curb repair

for an extra $100 I could have gotten a clear 90% gloss "High Gloss Coat"
but didn't make sense to me. I wanted a stock rim that would make people look twice and go 'oh yeah, that's not OEM, he works on this car"

Only to the keen eye would you know i did something to the rims.


those of you that are saying 'Wow why would he put that much into stock rims?'
Answer:
-NEW from honda, each rim was $312, for a grand total of 1248.00 + tax + Shipping.
-Aftermarket rims that just about ANYONE can do, give or take $400 a rim for 1600 give or take +tax+ship
-junk rims that noone wants, powder coat, no shipping for less than $500 bucks, i have ONE of a kind OEM rims, which i think fit great on 5GP.

plus, i held them up, silver on red POPS!
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Re: Back from the dead!

looks sick I love em man. def post pics on the car. And you should do a before and after
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:53 PM
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Re: Back from the dead!

i have my ****ty rims on now, which will now be my winter rims.
Powdercoat it tough like armour and is actually very economical, minimal waste and no VOC's or other harmful chemicals are released into the atmosphere!

My valve cover is going to be done when we do the rebuild
****!, i've already said too much!
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Re: Back from the dead!

Those rims 'do' look awesome! And yeah, we wanna see pics with them on, soon
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Re: Back from the dead!

tim they look great. nice work. can't wait to see them on the lude!
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Re: Back from the dead!

yeah,
now to recouperate money and pay bill lol.
i just bought a 350 pontiac engine though, oh boy...
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Re: Back from the dead!

whoa that looks awesome
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:27 PM
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looks sick man, good color choice.
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Re: Back from the dead!

yeah they turned out great!
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Re: Back from the dead!

dam they look brand new
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nice man..any other new pics of that 200K+mile beast?
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Re: Back from the dead!

they turned out fair well! i can't wait to see them on the car
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yes yes...i have a sweet spot for perfect oem wheels ;)
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Put them on the car already!
They don't do us any good just sitting all lonesome.
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Re: Back from the dead!

they look great!

but don't knock the DIY wheel guys....... I have something up my sleeve.
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