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Old 12-25-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have a 99 Bville with the standard five stars. They're clearcoated aluminum, I was wondering if aluminum itself can be painted because I thought it would be cool to leave the lip aluminum and paint the rest of the rim black. I think that would look wicked with a silver car.

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yes that would look super cool...

half of the ppl on regal club are doing that
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Use Epoxy Wheel paint. Made for that purpose. Carefully mask off the 'dimples' where your lugnuts go in. You don't want paint in there.
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HALF of the ppl in the Regal club do that? Good Lord, ALL owners of Regals here are old geezers, let alone painted rims. There'* a club for Regals? Interesting. Expoy wheel paint you say? Hmm, will check on that.

Oh a quick question, how do I get the clearcoat off, do I sandblast it or just sand continuously? I tried to use the techinfo and it keeps giving me totally unrelated results.
And has anyone done this before?

Thanks for all your help
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HEY! I take offense to that I miss my 2000 Regal GSE. I got it when I was 19. I was looking into painting the rims on it (As I was on the site when the first guy decided to do it) but I didn't have the car long enough. The site is regalgs.org by the way, and there are a lot of young guns there just like here.
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make sure you get the www in front of the site...otherwise it dont work for some reason...

www.regalgs.org

another very good club
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