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Old 05-01-2009, 08:07 PM   #21
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found some: (this is thebeerbaron's car)
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Whatever you do, leave the lips the factory silver, or aluminum or chrome.

Otherwise it will take from the rims.

We painted the mazda letters red later. It changed everything. It made them look tough.

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^^I was going to do that, but paint it black all the way up to the outside ring, so there is no portion of the spoke going into the silver. Just black, with a solid silver ring.

Oh yeah, and sans center caps and ghey windblocker (should have a rollbar there soon!)
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^^I was going to do that, but paint it black all the way up to the outside ring, so there is no portion of the spoke going into the silver. Just black, with a solid silver ring.

Oh yeah, and sans center caps and ghey windblocker (should have a rollbar there soon!)
Interesting, dident think of leaving the lip silver. I think im going to go with bronze and a silver lip. Will two cans of paint be enough you think?
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1 can of color should be enough to do all 4 wheels. Then clear coat them with the wheel clear coat.
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yeah, unmask the lip and clear the whole wheel.
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^^I was going to do that, but paint it black all the way up to the outside ring, so there is no portion of the spoke going into the silver. Just black, with a solid silver ring.

Oh yeah, and sans center caps and ghey windblocker (should have a rollbar there soon!)
Yea that is my friends car. LOL

I don't like the wind blocker either.

If the letters are not to be painted, I would ditch the center caps.

I need to get some pictures since he painted the Mazda letters Red. They look much meaner.
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White spokes, yellow center.
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1 can of color should be enough to do all 4 wheels. Then clear coat them with the wheel clear coat.
I have herd bad things about the clear, makes the color more yellow. Plus it will be easyer to touch up if I dont use clear.
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I've heard a lot of folks tell me any polished aluminum part will "quickly" oxidize...but I'm thinking about taking my chances, and just touching up paint and polish occasional.
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leave them the wheels stock colored.
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+1 on the BRONZE ... Post a pic of your new bronze wheels

the picture Pitt showed is one sweet example.
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oxidation gives aluminum a glossy layer that protects it from further oxidation. it may be harder to clean to a mirror shine.

Here's a set I just painted yesterday. Well stripped then painted. I still have to clean up the spokes but the paint isn't completely dry yet.



edit: forgot the pic...
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