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#1 Old 10-29-2012, 12:05 AM
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Painting the wheels on my 02 Wrx

Hey guys, whats up! I'm new here and just had some questions about painting the wheels on my wrx. I Just bought an 02 wrx from the Subaru dealership in el paso and originally i planned on buying new wheels but i spent a little more then i planned when getting a car. Anyways.. I dont mind how the stock wheels look but i'm not too fond of the plain old siver color. I was thinking of painting them gold or black.. kind of interested in some white wheels. does anyone know how the stock wheels look painted white on an 02 wrx? And what all will i need to paint them? I've seen some awful jobs done on painted wheels and want to do this right. Anything will help!


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oh.. the car is blue btw
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You considered plastidip ? At least it will give you an idea without ruining the wheel. If you don't like it, just peel it off.

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Plastidip won't hold up.

IMHO painted stock wheels look god awful. They scream "I'm too cheap to buy wheels". The only excepts I've ever seen were professionally painted gunmetal V7 STI wheels and Rayfields WRX on ClubWRX's wheels:

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The wheels on that blue wagon do look pretty good.

I mounted snow tires on my stock 07 WRX wheels and painted them with several coats of Duplicolor black for wheels and Duplicolor clear for wheels and they've held up pretty well through several winters with only a few chips. After I replace these winter tires, I might paint the wheels again with Duplicolor gunmetal/clear just to change things up a bit.
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...and here's a pic when they're clean
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