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Old 03-12-2008, 09:13 PM   #21
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And painting them with some shitty paint wouldn't affect warranty?

Get them powdercoated.
I think it's not about changing the look but that the heating with powder-coating might weaken the metal.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:33 PM   #22
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i paint my wheels every 4 months or so,
i get bored with the color,

simply take them off the car
tape up the tire, or use index cards around the rim
then sand a little bit, make sure its all flat and pretty.
u can spray a fine coat of primer,
then do like 3 coats of paint

black grill paints is good
or any color
then add maybe 1-2 layers of gloss to protect them

it costs me no more than 20 dollars to change to any color i want
and takes no more than 2 hours


good luck, and take pictures



ps,,, the current rims i have were painted from gold to what they are now by me using the above method
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:38 PM   #23
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If you are looking for long term durability get them powder coated, but if you don't mind respraying the wheels every so often paint them.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:42 PM   #24
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100$ a rim to get powered coated mite as well buy new ones...
Not true, shop around man. I just got my wheels sandblasted and powdercoated for $40 a wheel, which is not bad at all.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:32 PM   #25
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Before you write the finish off, get a cheap electric toothbrush, some toothpaste, and spend a few hours brushing the wheels. You'll be surprised at how much of that brake dust crap comes off.

My Nickels still look OK after a year, and I didn't wash them for 3 months at one point.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:04 AM   #26
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Nickels. Before and after. Axxis ultimate brake pads after like.. 4 months of no washing.
Clean your wheels real well, wax them with some kind of synthetic wax polymer or w/e you can get. Get less dusty brake pads for normal street driving if you care that much.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:21 AM   #27
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holy crap thats a big difference
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**** picture i know but I painted mine with graffiti paint. That stuff is designed to eat into metal and stay there.

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I used an etch primer and some montana black.
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I honestly think my nickels look as good (if not better) with a thin layer of Hawk dust on them. Makes them look bronze.
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I honestly think my nickels look as good (if not better) with a thin layer of Hawk dust on them. Makes them look bronze.
I've been telling my g/f that for a while now. They look awesome at night in street lamps with the layer of dust on them.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:14 AM   #31
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i like how you homos all drop $400 to change the wheel color. I've spraypainted like 3 sets of wheels, and never had to touch them up and no one has ever been the wiser.
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I like how you're the power bottom, yet you call everyone else homos.
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I like how you're the power bottom, yet you call everyone else homos.
I'm a handball top though, looking for a sloppy pig.
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