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Old 03-26-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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I'm working towards a green and gold theme with my car, which as it has been pointed out is great, right up to my rims. More then one person has suggested I just put on ghetto golds.

I have 2 problems with this:

1) I don't like crosslace.
2) I really like my current rims.

So.. has anyone ever painted thier rims successfully? Is it very difficult? Can someone who is a real novice at painting do it?
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Do not do it. I fear that it might be a bit excessive. If you do that, then why not color your hair green and gold?

I would just suggest chrome rims. But the weather is fairly brutal up there so, I think something similar to my rims would work excellently with your car, the rims of yours and mine share some similarities such as being spoked without crossing, etc.
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ill trade you for my 5 spokers
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what rims are you running now?

EDIT: I just noticed your avator, I dont know if a novice can pull this off and have the paint last a long time
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what rims are you running now?
Silver 9 spokes.
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I painted the rims on my GP but it was just painting them black to match the car...I'm not sure how trying to pull off a color match would work...you could possibly go for a matte finish gold but I'm afraid that would look cheap...the process was pretty simple. I used some scotch-brite to scuff the silver finsh, then shot some primer gray and then the glossy black (hi-temp engine enamel) and I can go back and touch up if I need to (which I've done after rebalancing and alignment)...the biggest problem is you must ruin the factory finish to apply the paint so there is no going back.
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see sig.....


they were ghetto golds at one time, professionally color matched and painted by a paint shop, however the gold is showing thru in a few spots.
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If changing the color of the rims is going to be your thing, I would first have them media-blasted, then powdercoated. Will be a bit more $$, but will last a lot longer and will be much easier to care for.

And won't chip off and reveal your old color
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