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Finished Painting my STi rims

Used Aircraft Stripper, a crapload of sanding (320, 420, 800 grit), 2 coats Graphite Wheel Paint from DupliColor, and 2 coats of Wheel Coating from Duplicolor (clearcoat). I love them. That's all I have to say.

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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i demand closeups!



i might do that to my stok wheels

just to waste time and be difent
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You ask, I provide. So what do you guys think of that hot wheel gap? lol Obviously I missed a spot cleaning up all that mud I got on her.

EDIT: Oh yes, painting how to and pics of stock rims
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756477

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that looks great. I might have to do that to my stockers just to get me by until my rims are here.
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looks good.

how long did it take?


is the paint in a spray can?
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looks great bro. real nice
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Yup, spray can. Took a while to get the technique down. Took me about 3-4 evenings. The biggest time consuming thing is the wetsand. Since some old paint was left over that the Aircraft Stripper didn't get. And it's the key to a smooth finish.

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Looks great! now lower it and paint those side skirts

My turbo's fixed and a lot better =)
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Looks great. Nice work.

My car is well, it's like 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag...

<------ Click to see what I'm workin' with. ;)
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. I'm quite happy how they turned out. I have to parallel park my car for the next week and a half at my sis's place so I'm just trying not to curb them...

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Looks Great! My car has white painted rims that the previous owner did. I think Gold would be much better on my ride. I am trying to save a few bucks for Rota's
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looks bad ass!!

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boooooo, a Supra.. haha j/k. Nice ride Supra.

Yeah Im definately going to be painting my stock rims now that Ive seen how good it looks.
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