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Old 02-23-2010, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Yo dawgs, what color should I paint my gangster-*** new rims?

Despite the ridiculous thread title, serious thread.

Just picked these up for 250 for a set of four:
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They're old BBS wheels off of a Sirocco. They need a fair bit of restoration, surface rust all over and the paint is chipping and fading, so that leaves me with the question of what to do with them (as in, restoration-wise).

I was thinking a gold/silver job, I was thinking something like this:


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neon green or pink

JDM AS ****




you wish you were that cool
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neon green or pink

JDM AS ****
Hellzzzz yeah, mad JDM tyte, but the neon would be too expensive with my 70* exhaust bend!

Also, perhaps someone could point out what type these are? I've been looking around, can't find anything.
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Although I'm usually so in on getting the most JDM out of parts, I say that the gold/silver combo may work with your car. That or black/silver.
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Sandblast, powdercoat black chrome.
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Sandblast, powdercoat black chrome.
youre not supposed to powdercoat cast wheels
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LOL

would just got with a charcoal black nothing crazy.

Oh and as a side note whats funny is that the trunk on that STI is on mine right now, bought if off of her a year and something ago right before she parted it out and sold it...
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youre not supposed to powdercoat cast wheels
? Why not?
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gold or bronze will do the trick
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gold or bronze will do the trick
Could I get a better picture of your wheels? From what I can tell it looks to be the same color scheme that I'm thinking of.
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google gunmetal sportmaxx 002
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? Why not?
Something about the heating process weakening the wheel.
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I've heard that a few times now, but have yet to see proof
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time attack!
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Most cast wheels dont get serious heat treating, so when you bake them it can cause bubbles in the casting to expand.
So cast wheels have been heat treated properly and wont have this problem, and of course forged wheels wouldnt have this problem.

I dont personally know of any failures, but if it were a car I was going to track I woudlnt want to risk it.
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Although I'm usually so in on getting the most JDM out of parts, I say that the gold/silver combo may work with your car. That or black/silver.
+1 on the Gold & Silver, I had that style BBS wheels on my old Volvo 240. Only downside is that those wheels are a total PITA to clean. It would take me longer to get those wheels spotless then it would to wash the entire car!
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this parked next to me this morning.. so.. not red then :

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I always loved those gold bbs, so I say paint it gold with the polish lip
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what size are those tires? they look like they barely fit.
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