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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #21
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Pics of summer tires/wheels and pics with the finished product. I noticed on some small areas and corners the clearcoat looks a little thin. I'll take care of that come Spring when they come off. Once it gets nice out I'll get some better pictures of the car instead of pictures at night in a garage with a BlackBerry.








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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:51 AM   #22
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those look cool !
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #23
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I like the black ones better!
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:33 AM   #24
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I like the playing card idea, another good way to mask off the tires I’ve used in the past is liquid dish soap. You just smear it on and paint your wheel, and just power wash off the caked on soap and over spray later.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #25
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How often do you need to paint the rims after this point? Do they chip or flake? I have stock alloy rims on my expedition that I want to paint black?
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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #26
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I need to do this to my rims come spring/summer.

I def. like the painted look much better than the bling. But than again I like the murderd out look.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM   #27
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I like the black ones better!
X2, looks badass!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #28
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How often do you need to paint the rims after this point? Do they chip or flake? I have stock alloy rims on my expedition that I want to paint black?
Not sure yet. The Dupli-Color wheel paint says that it is "track-tested." Whatever that means...must be like Jeeps being Trail Rated.

So far it is holding up well to the dirt and salt from the roads, and no chips from rocks or road debris yet. I am staying away from taking it through a touch car wash, but I bet this stuff will hold up to pressure washing or a touchless wash.

I'll keep the thread updated with what happens to the paint.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #29
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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #30
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Rims look sweet black!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #31
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You rock, thanks dude.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #32
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Took it through a touchless wash, no paint missing so far.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #33
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Took it through a touchless wash, no paint missing so far.
did it scratch? I know that most spray cans scratch very easy.

Looks very nice GrsMnky
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #34
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did it scratch? I know that most spray cans scratch very easy.

Looks very nice GrsMnky
Hey thanks.

Nope, no scratching or anything. Still looks like they just got painted, except for some more salt crap on them.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #35
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did you get good pics yet ??
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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:31 AM   #36
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did you get good pics yet ??
Has it been nice out yet with dry roads?

I've gotten it washed a couple times now to get salt off the car, but within a few minutes of driving the wheels are white again from the wet roads.

I took it through a touch car wash one day too. No paint was removed from the wheel at all. They are holding up extremely well.
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I like the black ones better!
X3. So much better murdered out.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #40
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I just installed new headlights too. They are identical to stock except that all parts except for the reflectors are painted black.

Pics coming soon on those too...
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