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      08-06-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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Painting oem e90 sedan rims 16"

hi guys, i was wondering if anyone out there has painted there factory rims.. and have any images u can show me..i was gona buy new rims but everybody is telling me no..so im just going to paint my rims black =) for 20$!

i was wondering any recommendations?

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what paint? is this fine..Black Gloss Duplicolor Engine Block Paint

my friend told me this.. "Just do a flat black high temp paint" w.e that means lol ima noob when it comes to painting
(ima have help from an experienced person, ima just watch lol..) before u guys tell me not to try it
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      08-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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As long as you don't chip, damage, curb or have any effects from heat. You'll be just fine.
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As long as you don't chip, damage, curb or have any effects from heat. You'll be just fine.
yeah i drive carefully..always cruising.. jamming to my music
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Sand off the clear coat and stuff first with 100-200 grit sandpaper or a buffer. Prime with engine block primer and spray with engine block paint then clear coat. I think they make high-heat engine block clear coat as well. Sand with high grid sandpaper inbetween coats lightly to give the next layer more stick and to smooth out paint. Should last a while if you prepare it right. Make sure you clean all the dust and oils off as well, and don't get spray paint on the tires something tells me it could be bad for them.
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Sand off the clear coat and stuff first with 100-200 grit sandpaper or a buffer. Prime with engine block primer and spray with engine block paint then clear coat. I think they make high-heat engine block clear coat as well. Sand with high grid sandpaper inbetween coats lightly to give the next layer more stick and to smooth out paint. Should last a while if you prepare it right. Make sure you clean all the dust and oils off as well, and don't get spray paint on the tires something tells me it could be bad for them.
thanks really appreciate feedback from all of you..before painting them on sunday i will refer back to this
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You might be better off just looking for a local powdercoating company though. My friend got his rims powdercoated for cheap and it's much better job than you could do spraypainting. It's an even coat no matter what and more durable.
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Powdercoating is a little more expensive, but its so worth it... will last longer and look better than painting.
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Leave them alone. Unless you want to buy at least a set of 18's, they will look smaller than they already do. Black=shrinkage. And plus, do you WANT your car to look like a kid owns it?
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Leave them alone. Unless you want to buy at least a set of 18's, they will look smaller than they already do. Black=shrinkage. And plus, do you WANT your car to look like a kid owns it?
+1, the rims look bad enough already. Don't paint them black.
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Leave them alone. Unless you want to buy at least a set of 18's, they will look smaller than they already do. Black=shrinkage. And plus, do you WANT your car to look like a kid owns it?
Lol ok thanks, I just always need some one to kill my ideas and to me as to how pointless or not worth it, it really is..I get some itches to do stuff to my car but everything is so expensive..
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^job? Save up? Not trying to flame, but modding can be easy on your wallet if you limit yourself. Like say, a mod a month or something.
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You'd be better off with new rims the stock 16's are too small they are narrow and far from being flush with the fenders
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