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Pics of the new painted wheels

Painted the wheels and centercaps(didnt put them back on yet, and probably wont)! Looked horrible before imo

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:23 PM
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they look good to me... but then again i cant see them up close... close up might be a different story lol... but good job man!
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Actually they look awesome up close :D Smooth glossy and shiny! haha

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well why arent u gonna put think back on?
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actually, its looks 100% awesome without the center caps...
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what did u use to do that/ how long did it take?
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looks good man, now loose the auto meter sticker and your golden!!
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what wheels are they? they look like ( from the first pic) that they say prelude on them but that pic is crazy looking.
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umm you can get like 10 bucks from auto meter if you go to the drag strip and the see that sticker on you car btw
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its called contengency money, thats why you see all of the stickers on the NHRA and IHRA cars, but i think companies only pay out if you win a national event
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its called contengency money, thats why you see all of the stickers on the NHRA and IHRA cars, but i think companies only pay out if you win a national event
no auto meter will do it at bracket racing night to everyone that has them ( they paid me)
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news to me, but i was just saying, I know MSD, NOS, VPracing fuels, and Simpson, paid my buddy 250 when he won a National Top Dragster event
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dunpont graphite wheel paint.

Took about an hour to clean them all with steel whool, take them off, and get them ready...about another 20 to tape off the wheels so i didnt spray the tires, and then we sprayed adhesive promoter on first, then graphite, then a clearcoat(2 coats)

The wheels are fittipaldi somethings lol, came with the car when i bought it
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seen these in person and they really REALLY make the car POP.... first seen what his car looked like with dark rims on it at the track and it was instantly known they needed to be painted..... Looks good Cody, now to start focusing on some minor body work and some paint..... i still got some black left over
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i likes these wheels!! good job
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Any chance you could do a small write up on how to do this I am very interested. Can you just get the paint and everything you need at like auto zone or do you have to order it?
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^ u can get everything you need at almost any auto parts store.


wheels look great. just goes to show what proper prep work and patience can do!
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Well you get your 4 wheels off, and cleaned (I actually cleaned them while they were still on the car haha, and I used some all purpose cleaner and steel wool. After you get them all cleaned, you can take the option of sanding them with VERY fine sandpaper, but I did not, and as you can see they still turned out very well.

Then you let them dry. I just set them in front of a space heater for a tiny bit and let them all dry, and then taped off the wheels, which I don't have a picture of, but looks similar to this


Note that it is easier to tape them off if you just rip and use a bunch of smaller pieces of tape.

After it was taped off we went and sprayed some adhesive promoter on the wheels.

Shortly after the adhesive promoter, we put on some dunpont graphite wheel paint that you can get at autozone, checker, any auto retailer.

You want to put it on thin and lightly, and just go over it a few times side to side and up and down. Don't put it on too thick all at once obvioslly.

Right after the graphite paint, before it was even dry, we sprayed on a clear coat. You don't have to be as cautious with how thick you put clearcoat on as opposed to the wheel paint itself.

After the clearcoat you go and watch yourself some TV, grab a bite to eat, take a shower, duce, or whatever you would do in your normal day activies while they dry. I think we waited an hour or so, but that could also be because there was a good movie on TV lol.

After that, went out and sprayed them with another clearcoat, let them sit for about 10 minutes, and ripped the tape off and put them back on :)

Never done a write up before, so I just threw this one together and hope it helps someone else.
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good work. like how it turned out.
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thanks a lot, for the first time it was pretty good. I just might do this this weekend to my SH wheels. I have been wanting black rims forever and since I don't have anywhere near the money to throw down for them I think I might just go this route.
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its a cheap way to do it and it looks good!
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i was actually gonna do this to my other 17's couple weeks back.... same color and all (what can i say Cody we have great taste here in hickville).... but i kinda splurged and got some new shoes
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haha the new shoes do look great though
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