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Lazy Guy Rattle Can Rims

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Garage' started by sanekit, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. sanekit

    sanekit Well-Known Member

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    Just wanna share my lazy DIY project a last month. Yeah, last month. LOL.

    So, I found these cheap ass NOS taiwan Enkei replicas on mudah. I like the design but I don't like the color. Lime green is a No, No. So, time for some DIT session. I use cheap ol Anchor rattle can in Flat Black color coz it's easy to apply and I'm lazy. All the painting was done before noon around 1030am-11am.

    The rims are not that light but at least it's lighter than my old rims.
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    Prepping 'em wheels
    Look at the 'glow'.. I use 600 grit sandpaper and sand it the clear coat off until i reach the lime green coating.
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    Rattling time
    Place your rims slanted on a wall or anywhere you can keep it slanted. Make sure you still can turn the rims around. Don't place it flat on the ground as the paint will drip and it'll look ugly.
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    Apply your first coat. Maintain a very light coating while trying to cover the old paint as much as you can without dripping. Rattle cans acrylic paint is very fast drying (4mins tops) when apply on a hot sunny day. Let it dry for 10-15mins.
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    Apply second coating. Start of with a light coat and continue onwards to cover all area.
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    1 rattle can is enough to cover the whole rim. I applied about 4 coats evenly. I didn't bother to paint the inside of the rims and the back. Let it dry under the sun and continue working on the other rims.

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    Final result
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    Installed!
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    But drove off from alignment shop and noticed a very nasty vibration. Then I checked the front wheels need centre cone but the alignment shop didn't bother to tell me and did the alignment.
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    Anyway, it's been a month now and the paint holds like glue. No chipping so far even after sending to car wash and drive through wash. :burnout:
     
  2. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Nice work.....:driver:
     
  3. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
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    Good job! :top:
    Can help repaint my rims too? :biggrin: :vroam:
     
  4. sweelt

    sweelt Well-Known Member

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    This rim design, I keep in my list. lol..
     
  5. y2188

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    Perghhh king's car heheh
     
  6. sanekit

    sanekit Well-Known Member

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    haha! can bro.. :driver:
    It's a copy of Enkei RCG-4. Mind you, the original Enkei weights close to 8kg. haha.
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    I slowbaii.. :slug:
     
  7. sweelt

    sweelt Well-Known Member

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    Bro, mind to share how to inspect rims when buy used one.
    Sorry, tumpang your thread.
    Any sifu here pls adviced too. Thanks.
     
  8. lsm1991

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    look out for cracks and warping i guess... problem is with refurbished rims.... after they are all done up, you cant really tell
     
  9. sweelt

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    to be precise, rims from halfcut shop. Which i think not yet refurbish, kut...:listen:
     
  10. lsm1991

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    i guess other than just looking for visible defects, you can test it on the machine? tyre off ofcourse
     
  11. 6UE5t

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    Hahaha just joking but thx for being a good sport! I actually has been thinking to also DIY but just never get to do it, coz lazy to unbolt them from my car. Maybe later during Christmas I will do it. Still need to find a good color too. Do you know if there's any brand that has black chrome color or gun metal and where to get them?

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    Just inspect carefully with your hands & eyes for any visible cracks and surface irregularities. Then try to balance them without tires to see if still good for balancing.
     
  12. sweelt

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  13. vr2turbo

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    But I have seen refurbished rim that looks like brand new.......cannot tell whether dented or damaged before.....:rolleyes:
     
  14. sanekit

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    I use DPI Anchor brand. Can get it from hardware shop for RM7/can. Last time it was RM4.50/can. I share the color chart for you.
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    As for Gun Metal or Black Chrome, you can get those at Ace Hardware. Krylon brand. But be careful when you spray them as it'll easily drip and not that easy to get an even/flat coat. I wanted to plastidip those rims at first but the price per can is just not that cheap for me.
     
  15. 6UE5t

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    Thx for the info bro, will look for that DPI brand then. I also want cheap2 stuff only, plasti dip is way too expensive now.
     
  16. lsm1991

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    yep... friend quite badly damaged an expensive rim.... decided to fix it... after he was done with it, really macam fresh from the factory
     
  17. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Can open side business dy......hhahhahahah:rofl:
     
  18. sanekit

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    Plastidip price at Ace is RM65/can. :bawling:

    If i'm selling it then can make money. Haha
     
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    Not only sell, paint also......hhahahhahhahah:rofl:
     
  20. sanekit

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    I should open a paint shop like that.
     

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