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I am thinking of painting my bottlecaps on my touring. My cars color is laser blue. I don't want to purchase new rims right now. I was thinking of painting the rims black.. except the small lip. Anyone have any experience or suggestions in regards to prep and painting?? :dunno:
 

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Use Plastikote. It's a rubbery kinda spray on crap. The nice things about it are it doesn't chip, and it will peel off if you don't like it/don't want it black anymore. I used it for my kidneys and shadowline. Been over a year, and it looks like I just sprayed it yesterday.
 

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If I am going to paint them, the last thing I want to do is use some cheap spray on rubber. :tsk::tsk:.
I am wanting to keep MY bimmer OEM. Yeah, some loyalists will say I'm doing some "ricer" **** to my car. I just wanted some real advice about painting the rims....unless you want to kindly start a fund for me to make mine a "mean m50" too.....:bigpimp:
 

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OEM huh 'brotha man'? Pretty sure BMW never had ANY OEM black wheels. Pretty sure they don't sell BMW OEM wheel paint either. Wow. So what are you going to spray them with? OEM BMW diamondschwartz? I dunno...I wouldn't spend a lot of money on painting some BOTTLECAPS.

I was just suggesting a good product. Clearly since you are asking how to do it, I figured you had no experience, and thought I would offer an easy to do solution. Have fun with the project. Hope all the effort and time you put into it are worth the trouble.

PS-meanm50 was a play on words from another forum....it stuck with me. But I may have to change it to something else with my 'cheap spray on rubber' on the kidneys and window trim! How about 'brothamanswhip3'?
 

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They do, and it works well too. But he already said he doesn't want a cheap spray on application. I guess if it comes out of a can, it's not good enough for a 'brotha'. haha. He is going to make his own powder coat set up and use his E34 battery to activate the powder.
 

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They do, and it works well too. But he already said he doesn't want a cheap spray on application. I guess if it comes out of a can, it's not good enough for a 'brotha'. haha. He is going to make his own powder coat set up and use his E34 battery to activate the powder.
As far OEM, I meant the parts. A rubber spray sound tacky on rims...A brotha has no problem if it comes out a can....:bigpimp:..
I might make a powder coat set up....but instead I'll use my neighbors car to activate the powder....I just have to wait til 3 am...
I did the bottlecaps on my e30 but they ended up dull and ****ty looking.. Plus I am not going to just spray them and leave them. I plan to paint all of it except the lip and in between the spokes....
 

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Well don't knock it 'till you see it...that would be ignorant. It doesn't look like rubber, and it doesn't look dull either. But whatever man. Still curious about what you will use...fill us in and lets see some pics when its done....
 

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I definitely will. I'll be sanding them this week and prepping.
 

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i have done this on my '89 ford escort... sand blast down to the bare metal... and powder coat, but if you are set on painting use low gloss. everything shows up on black!


don't make the same mistake i made on my escort... use a mask (lol)
 
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