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[DIY] : Florescent color rims.

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Garage' started by Amar Gencos, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Amar Gencos

    Amar Gencos 15 Year | Platinum

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    Subject : Dull 15' Fondmetal wheels.
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    The first step is to clean up the wheels. Use a detergent to make sure there is no dirt or oil left.
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    Sand it like there's no tomorrow. Just a light pressure is enough to wash away the top layer of the paint.
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    After that, dried it up and it is ready to be painted.
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    The spray cans consist of Flat White, Florescent Orange and the other that I forgot to buy is Clear Coat. The reason I choose Flat White as a primer is because flat color usually has rough surface, and white color will reflex the florescent color quite well and it is much easier to detect the unevenness when you are spraying the orange color.
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    Flat White as a primer. 4-5 layers should be enough. As for me, 1 can is for 2 wheels, so I just sprayed it layer by layer till the can is empty. Put more layer at the lip and the bolt area coz that is the usual place that will be scratched. The reason I didn't tape up the tires are because that is a set of bald tires that will be changed soon. Save up some of my time too.
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    Check for bubbles or unevenness at each layer. Sand it lightly to remove it.
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    The hard part is the first layer of Orange. Check out the unevenness. Well, the solution for this problem is just to wait for it to dry. Then touch up the area that is still in white color till every part of the rims have the same color. The color is too bright till my camera cant really focus on it.
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    Spray, spray and keep spraying.
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    And the results? Oh, don't forget to spray a few layer of clear coat so that the rims will be shining and less brake dust will stick.
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    Since my car will be white, it should turn up like this.
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  2. TitanRev

    TitanRev You think I print money?
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    Very very nice....
     
  3. Amar Gencos

    Amar Gencos 15 Year | Platinum

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    Irritating to the eyes too. Hahaha
     
  4. hachiroku clan

    hachiroku clan Senior Member
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    Wah like the tamiya 4wd cars rim i used to play when i was young.. Hehe
     
  5. jeyadev

    jeyadev Senior Member
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    damn... really really looks like the Tamiya 4WD wheels...
     
  6. loose_end

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    Very bright colour .. last time you diy the gti for getz , how long did the paint last ?
     
  7. Amar Gencos

    Amar Gencos 15 Year | Platinum

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    The GTi rims was two years ago. Still shining till today. Somehow the rims are scratch resistance. No crack no scratch.

    Well, Im tryin to be different from other KE70. That's all with the florescent =P
     
  8. johnkor

    johnkor 5 Year | Silver

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    Wow farking glaring man !:thefinger::thefinger::thefinger:
    if u do the Lip Rim Fluorescent than is still looks fine but u go do the whole rim like that So irritating :banghead::banghead:
     
  9. Amar Gencos

    Amar Gencos 15 Year | Platinum

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    Dare to be different ony. Fun fun trying :P
     
  10. mokomoko

    mokomoko Senior Member
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    More flourescent goodness
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  11. ken yeang

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    should remove the bald tire before spraying he paint. You can paint at the inner lip area for better finish.

    I worry If you remove the tyre later and install a new tyre, the ppl at tyre shop may accidently scratch the new paint....
     
  12. PocketRocket

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    woah...the G35 is sick!
     
  13. hachiroku clan

    hachiroku clan Senior Member
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    Whats the exact name of the G35 rims? I mean is that 2 piece rim with stretched tires? Or i has its own name/term?
     
  14. Amar Gencos

    Amar Gencos 15 Year | Platinum

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    No mood la to go to tyre shop since my car is not around. Lost all the mood.

    :P

    Will told them to be xtra careful.

    -The stretched tire term = Hippari
     
  15. BLANk

    BLANk Senior Member
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    Amar Gencos:
    so when are u going for hippari???:biggrin:

    some of our olskool members alrdy go for this hippari madness...*poison*
     
  16. hachiroku clan

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    Hippari.. Sounds like a disease that will infect me soon.. Doctor's advice: try not to login to zth often.. Hahahaha
     
  17. Amar Gencos

    Amar Gencos 15 Year | Platinum

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    Not interested for now. 8j 9j 10j for 15' might be a lil expensive. So....... Next timeler
     

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