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Old 12-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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hey guys, I want to refinnish my stock alloys. they are kind of shabby and I basically want to take some fine grit sand paper to them, then rattle can some stock-like color on to make them look better.

so my questions are
-what methods should i use
-what color spray can looks most like the stock alloy color
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https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5403


halfway down the page...its like the third project...use that paint...not sure on the grit, I prolly wouldn't go less than 220. I'll be doing a set of wheels soon.
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I just kinda used some regular sandpaper to rough them up a little. I used duplicolor gunmetal ( 3 coats, 10 min in between each ) and then 2 coats of clear ( 10 min in between ).
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I used a green dish scrubber pad to scuff them, then sprayed on some rustoleum. Make sure to use some clear on top. I swear by the duplicolor engine paint...the ceramic stuff lasts forever.
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so would you go duplicolor engine, or duplicolor wheel paint since they make both?
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i like the duplicolor 1200* ceramic stuff, it worked for 8 years on another set of wheels I ran on a different car. Here is the rustoleum on my car about 4 months old, with hawk hp+.



I think it cost me like $30 with tape and green pads.
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Looks good!

My TTP for masking the tire is to stick index cards in the crease around the rim. works pretty good.
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!!!!!!! Look at that LOOT! You must be a hustler fo real! On a real note, nice car. Not a huge brg fan but yours looks really nice.
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!!!!!!! Look at that LOOT! You must be a hustler fo real! On a real note, nice car. Not a huge brg fan but yours looks really nice.
True playa for real, ask puff daddy. I stay flossed out, all through tha week. I thought $400 was appropriate for a $1600 car.

I hate the color actually, but I got a good deal on it, and some fresh paint done right:

then in trade it went to this:

which is the same color as this:
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What I used and the process:
-400 sanding grit
-3 layers of white primer
-Wetsanding paper
-4-5 layers of Dupoint rim paint
-Wetsand again
-3 layers of Dupoint clear
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That color is hot man.
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ooo...that looks a lot better.
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here they are mounted (in all it's stock glory):

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That color is hot man.
Thanks. I thought if I was going to do a brg, I should do it up proper.

I like posting it on m.net, so people freak about about me "ruining the value" of my old *** one of thousands miata. It came out much better than I thought it would.
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When I first read your post about m.net people freaking out, my first though was "are you for real" and then realization kick in and I wasn't surprized any more. **** what they say, that color is the ****.
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When I first read your post about m.net people freaking out, my first though was "are you for real" and then realization kick in and I wasn't surprized any more. **** what they say, that color is the ****.
I think its funny when people try to tell me I "ruined" a "collector" car. Its a ******* miata, not an italian or muscle car.

I really wanted to paint it silver, but i decided to get free paint in trade.
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Wet sand!!! That will give the best results.

Huster: paint looks good. My friend is roller painting his 240 with rustoleum. I like the gloss. I may try it on my car. I'm a little to lazy to do all the wetsanding though. I'll just get my friend to do it.
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I think its funny when people try to tell me I "ruined" a "collector" car. Its a ******* miata, not an italian or muscle car.

I really wanted to paint it silver, but i decided to get free paint in trade.
how did you ruin it:gay: ,with that sick *** paint. thart color is bad ***.
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you must not hang out at M.net that much.
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thanks guys, i dont know how many times brianeack has helped me solve a problem....
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