DIY: Rim Painting

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DIY: Rim Painting

Postby deafwish » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:57 pm

What you’ll need:
Rims
Shed/ garage/ spray booth (anything clean & out of the wind)
Fine 1200 wet & dry sand paper
Bucket
Dust mask/ respirator
Methylated spirits
Rags
Newspaper
Masking tape


*Remove wheels from car, marking what wheel goes where with non black electrical tape & a permanent marker.

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*Proceed to wash both the rims & tyres with a laundry powder solution in warm water. Scrub them well.
*Rinse the wheels with clean water
*Empty laundry powder solution & fill bucket with warm clean water (for the sand paper)
*Proceed to sand the wheels to smooth them out. You do not need to take it back to bare metal.
*Rinse with clean water and allow rims/ tyres to dry.
*Get a clean rag, soaked in metho’ and wipe down the rims.

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*Proceed to tear off 10cm long strips of masking tape and stick them all around the outer edge of the rim (so you can stick newspaper to it).
Also mask up your tyre's valve, so that doesn't get painted.

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*Start attaching the newspaper to mask the tyre from being painted.
*Place rims on a drop sheet.

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*Place paint cans in bucket of hot water. This assists in atomisation & helps can pressure.
*Do 2 light coats of grey primer, waiting 30min between coats

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*Do 3-4 light coats of Charcoal Metallic, waiting 30 min between coats

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*Do 4 light coats of Clear Urethane Wheel Clear Coat, waiting 30min between coats.

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*Put the rims out in the sun for a couple of hours to dry enough to handle.
*Carefully remove newspaper & masking tape

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*Very carefully re-fit wheels to the car, taking extra care not to scratch the paint around the wheel nut recess’.

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*Drink beer and ask yourself where an entire day went?!


Daz.
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Postby Age » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:12 pm

Very well done Daz. :thumbs:

Don't forget to put a piece of tape with the location of where on the car which individual wheel came from.

And the wheels look super sexy on your car too, much better than gold :thumbs:

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Postby MrEs » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:55 pm

good work daz!
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Postby TREX98 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:33 pm

Nice write-up Daz, really like the colour choice too :thumbs:

Now can you please give your car a wash (doesn't look clean enough!), tyre black then take some more pics :P

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Postby grantdlr » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:34 pm

Great job mate... they look awsome :thumbs:

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Postby deafwish » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:41 pm

TREX98 wrote:Now can you please give your car a wash (doesn't look clean enough!), tyre black then take some more pics :P


1. Yes the car is dirty. It's black. It's always dirty.... :roll:
2. I can honestly say that I don't own tyre black!
3. More pics will come when it's sunny. The centre caps are now back in, too!
Looks the shizzle & is much glossier in real life. :thumbs:
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Postby rutherfordp » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:27 pm

Daz

Hope well did the urethane clear go? Just curious.
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Postby deafwish » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:35 pm

rutherfordp wrote:Daz

How well did the urethane clear go? Just curious.


Hi Peter,
Unfortunately, I am dissapointed in it's performance... :(
The Urethane clear still hasn't dried properly (over 24 hours!) & is still a little tacky! :o
I'm really, really, really hoping it will dry really hard, really soon!
I'm not at all keen to do this again with a different clear & would be speaking to K&H if it fails.
I have an unopened can of Metallic Charcoal left over. Do you want it back?

Thanks again for the great pricing & promptness on the paint, Peter!

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Postby Mr Corduroy » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:36 pm

TREX98 wrote:Now can you please give your car a wash (doesn't look clean enough!), tyre black then take some more pics :P


And take that bonnet protector off while you are at it.
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Postby deafwish » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:38 pm

Mr Corduroy wrote:
TREX98 wrote:Now can you please give your car a wash (doesn't look clean enough!), tyre black then take some more pics :P


And take that bonnet protector off while you are at it.


It makes me feel good that in theory, it stops all stone chips! :oops: :giggle:
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Postby Mr Corduroy » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:43 pm

Actually, on a serious note, my car has copped quite a lot of stone chips from track days. I have broken a windscreen, and the rocker panels (skirts) are quite sandblasted (kitty litter at Phillip Island). I also have chips on the lower front bumper.

But I have almost no chips on the leading edge of the bonnet.

Are you sure it is worth it?
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Postby rutherfordp » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:06 pm

Did you try the hair dryer?

Also let me know how it drys in the end. Part of the problem maybe the cold and fairly high humidity on the day.

As for delivery, try my best :)
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Postby Speedway » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:14 pm

Top effort Daz

I imagine the wheel wells got a thorough post Motorkhana clean while you were at it :thumbs:
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Postby deafwish » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:24 pm

SilverTi wrote:I imagine the wheel wells got a thorough post Motorkhana clean while you were at it :thumbs:


No joke, I would've taken 5-10kg's of mud out of the lower strut cup's, alone! :o
When the suspension arms drop, it reveals another world of mud & crud!
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Postby grantdlr » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:11 pm

rutherfordp wrote:Did you try the hair dryer?


Yes he has......but he still can't get his perm right... :P

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Postby Age » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:41 pm

grantdlr wrote:
rutherfordp wrote:Did you try the hair dryer?


Yes he has......but he still can't get his perm right... :P


See, thats funny on sooooo many levels!!! :lol: :lol:

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Postby Lupin » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:40 am

Daz did it ever dry?
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Postby deafwish » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:40 pm

Hey Lup's,
Yes mate, it did finally dry after 4 days! :o
It is now rock hard and is in need of a final polish.
The G/F is in it every day and it's difficult for me to get anything done on it! :giggle:
To summarise, the clear coat is good if applied in warm temperatures!
I'll try get some pics of it, shortly.
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Postby Lupin » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:05 am

So if I wait for a nice hot day I should be fine.

I'd be worried if it took 4 days to dry that all the dust and crap would stick to it.
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Postby rutherfordp » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:27 pm

Actually spoke to the K&H rep yesterday regarding Daz's problem. He advised that cold weather and high humidity cause the paint to go of very slowly. Ideal temparature is around 18 - 26 C
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