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hey guys i was just wondering if anyone painted there oem gt wheels and if so how they cam out. i was thinking of painting mine black to match my car but i dont know how it looks. so any pics would be helpful:D
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In cash, or in credibility?

 

Changing the color of the rims is cool, but are you talking wrc matte gold, or bling-gone-wrong gold plate?

 

I think having them chemically stripped, and re-coated in a bbs-like diamond black coat might look cool.

 

on the weird side, perhaps the centers of the wheels a different color than the spokes, with the blend line at the detail line in the spokes.

 

Is it just me, or do the 17" GT wheels look like smaller five lug versions of the Carrera GT's larger centerlock peices? I realized that a couple months ago, but maybe I am way late to that meeting.

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I don't see why you couldn't paint the wheels. Even Advance Auto Parts sells a full selection of wheel-specific paint. With proper prep and careful spraying you could duplicate any factory finish and it'd be just as durable.
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I don't see why you couldn't paint the wheels. Even Advance Auto Parts sells a full selection of wheel-specific paint. With proper prep and careful spraying you could duplicate any factory finish and it'd be just as durable.

 

and if it was to chip off of one wheel. u can always paint it again. or if it doesnt work well on all 4 then u can get the powder coating

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keefe, i have a lot of curb rash and some chips that dig fairly deep in my rims, not noticeable unless ur looking at the rims directly. i have the piaa sport mesh 18 inch in hyperblack. i live in north jersey, anyone know a place with decent prices?
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  • 5 years later...

Back in '65 I had a new BMW 530i in a deep maroon color. I had the wheels painted a glossy "school bus yellow". Did the same thing on a maroon new '67 435hp Corvette coupe (117mph in the 1/4 stock) That was way before todays racing trend for wild colored wheels.

 

It really stood out at solo2 events and on the street. Distintive. :eek:

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:lol: thats awesome a 5 year old thread. I saw it and read it but i didnt know it was this old until i saw the last page.

 

I got my 04 STI BBS wheels powder coated here in Ct by a local guy for $75 per wheel. End result....

 

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd340/Jay04WRX/003.jpg

 

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd340/Jay04WRX/006.jpg

I was 0.

 

 

 

And I'm still a zero.

 

:lol:

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Back in '65 I had a new BMW 530i in a deep maroon color. I had the wheels painted a glossy "school bus yellow". Did the same thing on a maroon new '67 435hp Corvette coupe (117mph in the 1/4 stock) That was way before todays racing trend for wild colored wheels.

 

It really stood out at solo2 events and on the street. Distintive. :eek:

 

 

cool story bro

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:lol: thats awesome a 5 year old thread. I saw it and read it but i didnt know it was this old until i saw the last page.

 

I got my 04 STI BBS wheels powder coated here in Ct by a local guy for $75 per wheel. End result....

 

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd340/Jay04WRX/003.jpg

 

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd340/Jay04WRX/006.jpg

 

Looks great, what place did the powder coating?

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