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Hey SD,

Could you tell me what products you used to paint the wheels on your lx? Also, was any sanding necessary? I'm looking to do a set of sc wheels for my car in a black color, and yours came out especially nice in that bullitt grey color.
<img src=http://www.shadoweb.net/tbird/pics/exterior/P9100010.jpg>

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Justin
 

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aha, i've seen that stuff before.

Any tips before i get into it?

Any sanding or just simplegreen and a sos pad?

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You can do a light sanding but the rim has to be super clean and by sanding you are just going to create more dust. You will also have to tape off the tires unless those are off. It takes a while for rubber to dry. I know of people who used it while the wheels are on the car but it would be better to lay them flat.

RTFM. It isn't like normal spraypaint, if you do not do the coats quick enough you will have to wait a couple days and start over. I waited an hour between the 3 coats of charcoal, let it sit for 2 hours and then an hour between clear coats.

Be careful with brake cleaner afterwards, it will strip that stuff right off. :)

And as a matter of fact, I used simple green and an SOS pad to clean the wheels. :rofl:
 

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with the sanding thing... this is what i do before painting models and i think it could apply here too.. wash really well, then sand lightly to get out any rough spots or discoloration (in the case of the wheels), then wash throughly again.. that way they will be super clean and ready for paint.. oh, and when painting, try to have the environment well ventilated and as dust free as possible. the last thing you want to happen is to be putting on your final coat and have some dust settle underneathe that coat or on it while it is drying. and before you do the clear coat.. use a real mild soap, water, and soft sponge to clean it (very gently). -greg
 

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Hey Justin, Tom from SCCoA knows a guy in South Buffalo that does powder coating. He had his SC wheels powder coated a real dark grey color and they look kick a$$. You should drop him a line and get them done at his friends shop... the quality is second to none and if I remember correctly, the price wasn't too bad either. Just thought I would give you the heads up. Good luck
 

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hey SD...

please tell me those arent ricer valve stem lights??

:zpuke:

just my opinion, wheels look hella nice though :thumbsup:
 

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I think Shadow's bird is Anti-Rice., hehe.

Anyway Steve, yeah powdercoating is the way to go. My brother goes to BOCES at his highschool, and his BOCES teacher said that they were showing the kids how to powdercoat this week! So, the instructor is doing some sc wheels black for me for nothing except the cost of the powder. Very cool, I can't wait to get them.

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JustinH said:
I think Shadow's bird is Anti-Rice., hehe.

Anyway Steve, yeah powdercoating is the way to go. My brother goes to BOCES at his highschool, and his BOCES teacher said that they were showing the kids how to powdercoat this week! So, the instructor is doing some sc wheels black for me for nothing except the cost of the powder. Very cool, I can't wait to get them.

Justin
Nice! let me know if they need another set of wheels to learn/work on, lol :D
 
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