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Anyone with DIY painted wheels or you painted your wheels for custom color..etc??? I want gold, like Advan, but i don't really want that low quality duplicolor stuff that doesn't really stick and plus they don't have yellowish/gold. Anyone know the Advan gold color paint code or any good lookin gold paint codes i can use on my wheels? thanx..
 

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uhh....that duplicolor stuff works. you just have to take your time and prep the wheels for paint properly. but yes they dont have gold.

Hell I rattle canned my vans wheels with some black rustoelum and they are holding up fairly well with minimal prep after 2 years. I have some chips around the edges of the rims because I have to keep kicking the trim rings on from time to time, but the center of the wheels look money.

I think thats why when people paint the wheels they go with the polished or unpainted lip. Its much easier to mask off the edge of the wheel instead of trying to paint the rim right where it meets the tire.
 

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I've painted 3 sets of wheels with Duplicolor wheel paint and have had great results. The current wheels in my sig are bronze duplicolor. I painted them a year ago and even mounted and dismounted tires without a problem.
 

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wow, very nice. Wel..they dont' have gold/yellow..so..haha. Any other options besides expensive powder coating? How much they run for a wheel anyways??
 

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umm, i used duplicolor paint for wheels too. they should hold up fine if using high temp paint. chipping is usually from the heat the wheel sees from the brakes if using cheaper paint.

i've yet to see if VHT is a better brand. fwdtamiya advices that brand fights corrosion and chemicals better. and imo, the results and longivity has very much to do with how much time and effort you can spare into prepping the wheels for paint.

painting wheels should not run more than $20. not the most attractive alternative to powder coating...but simply just cheaper. want color on your wheels forever? color that won't fall off due to chemical damage? then go with powder coating...you get what you paid for.
 

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I used Gloss black "rattle can" paint and a red stripe on my s2k wheels. It is holding up really well.
 

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by prep you guys just mean clean and sand? how do you sand the wheels with all those nooks n crannies?
No sanding really. If we are talking factory daisy's, these are already painted. So you have a couple options one is to thoroughly clean the wheels and ensure they are degreased. If you have done that you are ready to just paint over them. You could also use a paint striper to remove the existing paint on the rims to expose the metal. Then I would suggest a self etching primer base coat and then paint what you want. In both cases a couple coats of clear as a final step will help keep your hard works protected better.
 
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