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post #1 of 54 Old 11-30-2007, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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snow tires and rim painting fun times

so i picked up another set of wrx stockers a few months back and finally got around to getting them cleaned up and painted. i had to do ALOT of sanding with a die grinder because the stockers were beat to hell aka MAJOR curb rash. i got them alot smoother than they were but you can still tell in some areas.


also thanks to mike wray from David Wray Automotive for putting on the nokia RSi winter tire group buy! picked up a set and they look awesome. got them mounted up at his shop as well for a great price. he was able to get them balanced as well which i thought would have been impossible with how beat up the rims were.

as for the painting...

1. clean rims with something
2. sand rims
3. one coat primer
4. 3-4 coats gold engine enamel.(used this 2 years ago on an old set of tires and lasted through two winters and still looks nice)
5. 2 coats of clear coat made for rims(can pick up at any auto store)

oh, and 2 decks of cards to make your life easier.















these puppies should do great this winter


next project will be to stud my other set of winters(wrx stockers w/ blizzak ws-50s) for the ice races.



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Wow these look surprisingly good! Good Job Man
How much u get those rims for?

fix the nut behind the wheel
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engine paint huh? Hmmmm...may have to try that.
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Awesome job Justin. I enjoy reading post and seeing all the things you have done. How is the project car coming?

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That looks fantastic, what was the company that made the engine enamel; I gotta find that particular color.
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Great tip w/ the cards!!
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LOOKS SICK!!! but it was a perfectley good waste of playing cards.... poor playing cards.
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engine paint huh? Hmmmm...may have to try that.
I'm going to, those look so good I'm going to paint mine. I've wanted gold rims so bad. Those and some nice tints around x-mas time is alright with me.

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Anyone no what color would be close to the Work gold/bronze that they use on these?

http://www.modacar.com/wheels.html

You no like who makes it and where I could get it? I want that color for my stockers soooo bad!!!
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the color is bronze. Auto zone dupli color wheel paint. sand 320 and 1 can adhesion promoter (dupli color) 2 cans bronze, then one can clear coat all of these are wheel paint in the spray can. I use the pressure washer at the wash and it still sticks
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He only painted the back of the playing cards, they are still good!
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How did you know when to stop sanding? Was it just enough to rough the surface up a little bit so the primer would stick?
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Thats pretty much all you have to do. Give the paint/primer something to stick to.

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Damn, that looks nice. I'm gonna do that with my stockers. Excellent job. How long did you have to leave them lying around to dry up?
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