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Old 03-14-2007   #1  
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Lightbulb What do you think of me doing this?

My car looks a little different than this now but I still have the same wheels...




I was thinking of painting or getting them powdercoated a darker color somewhat like this...



I need a little project to do this weekend...
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Sportmax 922 Chromium Black..they aren't silver, or chrome or black they are right in the middle of them all. They have a shine to them but also that darkness to them too
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and im not saying buy them im just saying what the color is. chromium black
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^ That looks good, give me an idea, thanks.

Damn, it's gonna take some ***** to take some sandpaper to my wheels.
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go for the darker rims, they'll look nice
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either way looks good IMO but the darker wheels would look better if headlights were blacked out..
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Nice OEM rims, I say do it!

Just take your time and do a good job and you'll be happy with the results I'm sure.

Another small project that will make those rims POP!!

Is paint those brake calipers red.
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I say go for it. U wont have hands anymore but itll be worth it. Where can i find factory wheels liek that? Or those 2000 si wheels. I REAAALY want those. ANybody know where to get em? anybody selling them?
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Nice OEM rims, I say do it!

Just take your time and do a good job and you'll be happy with the results I'm sure.

Another small project that will make those rims POP!!

Is paint those brake calipers red.
ummm no please dont paint them red, why do you say that?

i say do it, they look good now but darker will look better
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i thought that darker color the black chromium was called Hyperblack. I wanted a set of hyperblack rims so bad. Its kinda like a dark chrome. in the light it looks chrome but when you look at it closer u see its almost black. Best color ever.
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ummm no please dont paint them red, why do you say that?

i say do it, they look good now but darker will look better
Whats wrong with painting the calipers red.
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its stupid, im sure he wont do it cause he has taste
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its stupid, im sure he wont do it cause he has taste
lol, if I were to paint them I would do them silver.


Anyway I just bought the supplies, no turning back now. I will post pics when I am done
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Actually it is forecasted to rain this weekened so I might have to postpone this project. Or maybe do it tonight
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Well good luck mate on the rims, hope they turn out nice.

Its good to know a reformed Ricer has taste now
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ha its supposed to rain tomorrow here too, i wanna fix up my front lip so im just gonna pull it in half way into my garage and do it in there...i have no paitence at all
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Look at this knucklehead try to paint his OEM wheels...



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Painting stock snowflake Integra wheels black
Current mood: satisfied
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First we preped the wheels with a degreaser, then ruffed them up with a red scouring pad. Then taped up thee surounding area.(use papers towles to cover the rotors and caliphers)




All ready to paint, We did 2 coats of black 10-15 mins in between coats. Three coats of Clear coat 10-15 minutes inbetween coats as well.




Here is me doing some of the work.



Waiting, Waiting...Waiting..




Finnaly the wait is over! Before...



AFTER!





Now For the test Drive...

Ran into a little trouble on the way.. Ticketed for 19mph over, 1mph more and Ide be skrewed and almost got ticketed for street racing! whats with that! So Im happy with my ticket could have been worse..

Notice the copious amount of prep work involved...He didn't even bother to take the wheel off the car or mask off the tire...Just went and sprayed the wheel on the car!

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i guess painting your tire is cool these days
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Why didn't that guy just take the wheels off the car before painting them??

on another note, wasn't your name PD chico or something like that before?? or is that some other guy??
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