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Old 10-02-2009
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what is the best paint to use for painting rims?
i have heard of differentones to use but just wanted to get some opinions before doing mine.
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I recently used the Duplicolor wheels paint on a set of stock aluminum wheels. I used aircraft stripper to remove the clear coat and wire wheeled then wet sanded the entire wheel. I then painted several coats on the wheels. I only mention all that because after all that prep work a decent amount of the paint was torn off when the shop balanced the wheels. So i'm not sure that it adhered as well as other paints might. I'm interested to see how they hold up through the winter
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I used dupli color and took the lazy was just washed the rims scuffed them up a little bit washed em again to get any residue off hit them with some black after a few coats I color sanded it and then washed it again then hit it with some clear and waxed heres how they came out Name:  DSCN1648.jpg
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yeh i heard the duplicolor was pretty good to use.
any body ever used the brake caliper with ceramic paint?
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I used dupli color and took the lazy was just washed the rims scuffed them up a little bit washed em again to get any residue off hit them with some black after a few coats I color sanded it and then washed it again then hit it with some clear and waxed heres how they came out
Thoes look pretty good actully, I have the same rims and was wondering what they would look like black lol
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Thoes look pretty good actully, I have the same rims and was wondering what they would look like black lol
Sorry, this is off-topic, but got any pictures of that GN you and your father are restoring? I'd love to see them!

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Sorry, this is off-topic, but got any pictures of that GN you and your father are restoring? I'd love to see them!

Sean
i only have 1 picture so far (this is the day i got it) as you can tell its been off the road for a while (13years)
has 144k miles on it but it has the original engine and my grandmother was the original owner
Ran PERFECT when she took it off the road
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