Hey guys! I was thinking about painting my rims white and I need to know what kind of paint I use use? And where can i get them? If any of you had done this..let me know how it's done. Thanks alot guys
Duplicolor sells specific "RIM" paint, but any automotive paint would work as long as you put a clear coat of the RIM paint on top.
I saw someone paint their 94 GSR rims gunmetal, and it looked very good. Looked like actual gunmetal rims, not just painted stock ones.
You will have to sand the old rims abit, just enough so it feels rough all over. Put down a few coats of primer, then start with the color coat. To mask off the tires, use index cards, you can stick them at the part where the tire and rim meet, and it works quite well.
I had white rims and they would get covered in brake dust about a day after I washed them. I had them painted gunmetal by Wheel Collision Center and now they not only look great, but you can barely tell when they get covered in dust.
someone should put up an article with step by step procedure on how to paint rims, this sounds very interesting, i got the stock 98+ gsr rims, and i was wondering painting them gunmetal too, i was wondering if someone that has already done it, share a little bit of knowledge, hehe..thanks a lot, painting rims, sound very interesting. and also, what is clearcoat for the rims?
hey i have my 94 gsr rims white, i'm actually going to repaint two of them because i got new tires on them and they mest them up at the shop. i used hi temp primer, the white glossy paint then clear coat and they look nice, only they do seem to get dirty very fast, at least it's very noticeable.
Well, get a big sander and start sanding! Or get sand paper and start sanding. I may do this to my Motegi's.. I f**ked them real bad, I might as well do this. It'll probably take you 2 weeks to finish the whole thing off. I'd do it in the winter if you live up north! (When there is snow.. Keep doing it during the winter.. so in the summer, they'll be blinging!
I saw a guy at the dealership with the 98 (i think) GSR rims in gunmetal. They are the ones that are known as 'twisties' or whatever. Looked nice as hell to me, his car was silver. I don't know if they were painted or powder coated because he was just leaving and I thought it would look kinda stupid to chase him down on foot just to ask him that (I seriously considered it though). Made me want to buy those rims and do the same thing. BTW, anyone have any idea how much it costs to get em professionally powder coated?
i could actually do all four rims in one day, sanding takes about 15 min per rim, i did about four coats of primer, four of glossy white, and four of clear coat, but do it as you like, and paint what ever shows from the outside or whatever you like.