DIY: Rim Painting

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby minchia » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:28 pm

For some reasons I can't add pics :/
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby KevO-954 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:44 pm

minchia wrote:What I'm wondering is, if it's okay to spray them in direct sunlight or should I do it in the garage?

Let the wheels get hot in the sun, spray the wheels out of the sun but then let them dry in the sunlight. Kev. :wink:

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby minchia » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:25 pm

Well Kev, it was so hot today.. I left them out in the sun, but the sun was scorching the wheels (small bubbles appeared) so i've left them out, but in the shade.. they're already dry after an hour. My uncle who's a car fanatic came over and gave me a hand. He was coating them every couple of minutes (that's just how hot it was) he reckons it was only necessary to wait 20-30 mins if the temp was ~20degs C. The paint was pretty much drying just after i'd sprayed it. I'm off to pump some weights, will get the other 2 sanded and primed for tomorrow. Will post pics.

My mates are impressed, they reckon they're a lot better now :)

One problem I did have though.. was the spray can spraying out chunks of paint, leaving little balls of paint.. I sanded them back between coats but they're really not noticeable.. for a first time job i'm impressed :)
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby minchia » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:28 pm

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby minchia » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:28 pm

You can click to see the images :)
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby Howdy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:46 pm

Make sure there is no paint where the conical wheel nut comes in contact with the rim.

I have heard stories of people painting rims and leaving a built up layer of paint where the conical wheel nut comes in contact with the rim. This layer of paint goes soft with the heat from the brakes and causes the wheel nuts to come loose and the wheel falls off.

Good job, please post a before and after photo when finished.

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby deafwish » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:05 pm

Looks good! punk
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby minchia » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:51 pm

Howdy wrote:Make sure there is no paint where the conical wheel nut comes in contact with the rim.

I have heard stories of people painting rims and leaving a built up layer of paint where the conical wheel nut comes in contact with the rim. This layer of paint goes soft with the heat from the brakes and causes the wheel nuts to come loose and the wheel falls off.

Good job, please post a before and after photo when finished.



Oh sheet.. you mean the circular bit where the thread is.. there wasn't a massive build up.. I should have taped it.. i'll tape the other 2 wheels that I do.. and keep an eye on the left side which i've just put on.

Ps. I've already just done my first scratch, but it's not noticeable.. I think the acrylic although dry, is still very soft. This common? I'll leave it for a few days before I clean them.. that will be the true test.. oh well, you learn something :)
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby KevO-954 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:50 pm

Yeah the acrylic paint will take some time to fully harden but will still be easy to scratch compared to a 2 pack paint, if you are worried about the paint where the wheel nuts bite up against just use a pocket knife to scrape the paint off, it will come off easily. Top job, they're looking good. :first: Kev. :wink:

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby minchia » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:36 pm

Thanks Kev

I'll keep any eye on it, it's a pain in the arse to jack it and unscrew again.. my uncle reckons cause I used the engine enamel (withstands 650 deg C) that there is no problem and if anything it won't melt.. but cook.. some merit in what he's saying?

I'll post some pics once the side skirts are coded & the car is lowered :)
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby MiTHRiLX » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:10 pm

Thanks for the write up Daz.

My set are all done.

I will post up pics later .. no tyres so was alot less mucking about. :first:
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby deafwish » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:31 am

That was quick! :shock:
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby MiTHRiLX » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:42 am

:wink: Paint dries fast when its in the work oven.

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby Harbs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:13 pm

Wow, looks good Pete! Cant wait to see the STi with those suckers on it! punk
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby psyninja » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:39 pm

Anyone painted their rims recently ?

Just wondering what the best paint in a can is these days (gloss black, primer & clear coat)

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby deafwish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:57 pm

'Squirts' from Bunnings is great quality, has a nozzle that atomises great, has a charcoal metallic, has a matching clear coat & is cheap as chips! :thumbs:
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby mikes » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:32 pm

Would you like to paint mine daz?
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby deafwish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:49 pm

What are you offering as incentive? hmmm
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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby mikes » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:34 am

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Re: DIY: Rim Painting

Postby psyninja » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:34 am

deafwish wrote:'Squirts' from Bunnings is great quality, has a nozzle that atomises great, has a charcoal metallic, has a matching clear coat & is cheap as chips! :thumbs:


ok just bought some of this I hope you weren't takin the piss I feel like going out and tagging some trains

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