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      08-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Lightbulb DIY Paint Stock Wheels

OK, so I figured I would post how EASILY I found to paint my stock wheels.

Had some wheels that came on my car when I bought it, didn't like em too much so i bought some other wheels along with tires. After I'd run my "bought" tires to the ground, literally, instead of just buying new tires for my current wheels, I decided to get my DIY on & paint the ones that had been sitting in my garage.

What you need:
index cards
engine spray paint (i used matte black)
engine clear coat
windex or a wheel cleaner

THIS IS EXTREMELY SIMPLE TO DO:
1) CLEAN WHEELS COMPLETELY - NO DIRT, BREAK DUST, ETC...
2) PLACE THE INDEX CARDS ALONG THE WHEELS BETWEEN THE WHEEL & TIRE
3) SPRAY LIGHT COATS AT A TIME ON EACH WHEEL (I DID 6 COATS. DO WHAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH)
4) ALLOW EACH COAT TO DRY FOR 15-20 MINS
5) AFTER LAST COAT IS ON, NOW SPRAY THE CLEAR COAT ON. DO THE SAME THING AS THE SPRAY PAINT... DO HOWEVER MANY COATS YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH & ALLOW 15-20 MINS FOR EACH COAT TO DRY.
6) ALLOW OVERALL PRODUCT TO DRY OVERNIGHT, AT LEAST. I ONLY LET MINE DRY FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS & HAD NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER.

Hope this gives some of the ladies confidence to DIY! From a lady to a lady - GOOD LUCK!


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      08-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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Hmm I like the idea of using index cards! you should post some pics though.
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      08-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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      09-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Wouldnt let me post a pic, I don't know why.
Now it def wont cuz I'm on my iPhone.
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      09-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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pics??
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      10-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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Did you scuff the existing finish on the wheels?
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