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Old 04-18-2020, 06:38 PM
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Wheels got a uplift.

With all this time on my hands staying home, I got some wheel spacers and did some painting to lift up the wheel look.

First pic is before, last one is after window tint and the 7 hour wheel painting. Need to take better pics for my sig tomorrow as long as the weather is good.
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I see what you did there ! Very interesting, I'd have never thought of painting just that section.
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Old 04-19-2020, 05:51 PM
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I thought it added a nice touch. More depth and looks better IMO..
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Did you just mask it off and spray paint ? How did the masking lines turn out ?
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Did you just mask it off and spray paint ? How did the masking lines turn out ?
i used fine line tape for the edge and then used POR15 gloss black. it was all done by hand with a small brush. this paint flows out flat because it's very high in pigment content.
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i used fine line tape for the edge and then used POR15 gloss black. it was all done by hand with a small brush. this paint flows out flat because it's very high in pigment content.
Nice ! It'll be interesting to see how to holds up over time.
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They look great. Did you powder coat? How much heat time?
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They look great. Did you powder coat? How much heat time?
No, painted them with a small brush with POR15
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