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      01-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #23
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Holy Rust batman.. whats going on with you're rotors?
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Holy Rust batman.. whats going on with you're rotors?
Im guessing he might of maybe washed the car and hasn't had a chance to use the brakes.
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      01-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #25
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      01-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #26
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Holy Rust batman.. whats going on with you're rotors?
It rained the car has been on jackstands for a month and the corrosion mustve got to it. but they are fine now!
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      01-29-2012, 03:47 AM   #27
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Holy Rust batman.. whats going on with you're rotors?
All steel rotors rust within minutes of exposure to water. My rotors look like that right after a car wash. The second you drive and hit the brakes once, the rust is gone. Notice the pictures w/ the rims mounted on the car. Just a short drive from outside onto that alignment rack and most of the rust is gone.
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      01-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #28
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All steel rotors rust within minutes of exposure to water. My rotors look like that right after a car wash. The second you drive and hit the brakes once, the rust is gone. Notice the pictures w/ the rims mounted on the car. Just a short drive from outside onto that alignment rack and most of the rust is gone.
So true! i want slotted rotors!
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      01-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #29
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They look nice, but that rig needs spacers, a drop, and amber reflector delete ASAP! I'm interested to see how that paints holds up. As others have said might chip like crazy.
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Looks nice; will be interesting to see how the paint holds up.
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      01-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #31
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They look nice, but that rig needs spacers, a drop, and amber reflector delete ASAP! I'm interested to see how that paints holds up. As others have said might chip like crazy.
I know i do since i hit the curb one of my reflectors flew out! so i guess time for new ones!

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Looks nice; will be interesting to see how the paint holds up.
and i will update every one on how the paint holds up in couple month

i will bring this thread back from the DEAD! LOL or some one will with a question
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They turned out great!

Just need to wrap that trim to really clean up the look
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I've never understood why people bother with gunmetal -- just don't wash your wheels and they will look "powder-coated" in a lovely shade of gray.
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      01-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #34
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Nice paint job. Looks thick and creamy and in my opinion much more pop than powder coating. You painted it so you can probably touch it up any chips or scrapes you may get-- you might not be able to do that so easily with powder coat, which btw do get nicks and scrapes as well.

What mario k said about the roundels-- change 'em. Don't know if they even make them or where you could get them if they do, but a darker blue and black or even a black and silver would look sick.
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the factory color looks better imo
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They turned out great!

Just need to wrap that trim to really clean up the look
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Nice paint job. Looks thick and creamy and in my opinion much more pop than powder coating. You painted it so you can probably touch it up any chips or scrapes you may get-- you might not be able to do that so easily with powder coat, which btw do get nicks and scrapes as well.

What mario k said about the roundels-- change 'em. Don't know if they even make them or where you could get them if they do, but a darker blue and black or even a black and silver would look sick.
Definitely i will get the roundles and so far the paint its holding up great and blending good with the gunmetal! and again its like been 4 days lol
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Looks nice. Why is everyone worried about paint on wheels? Most factory and aftermarket wheels are painted. As long as the prep is good and the clear was done right, they should hold up as well as any other wheel.
Powder coating might be durable, but it's a bitch to keep clean.
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      02-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #39
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Wish you were closer, having mine painted in a few months. Nice work.
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Btw, what did you do about the cracked rim?
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Btw, what did you do about the cracked rim?
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i kinda replaced all four with used wheels from a forum member. all my wheels were kinda tweaked. but the wheels i bought had severe curb rash so i just fix it and painted it while i was at it!
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I like it, it looks like a darker version of a hyper black. Looks great with the color.
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i kinda replaced all four with used wheels from a forum member. all my wheels were kinda tweaked. but the wheels i bought had severe curb rash so i just fix it and painted it while i was at it!
It looks good. I'm hoping to get mine powder coated, I'm very limited in my painting skills. Not sure if I would be up to the challenge of trying it myself. lol
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