Title: Painting Stock Rims
dickle - September 23, 2007 04:47 PM (GMT)
hey was wondering if anyone knew how to paint stock rims?
the procedure, what type of spray paint(brand), any finishing sprays(brand), and if a black is200 should be rolling on black wheels or bronze?
thanks in advance
dickle - September 23, 2007 04:59 PM (GMT)
also if anyone knows where i could get them powder coated in sydney?
and rough pricing
cookie - September 23, 2007 08:58 PM (GMT)
Personally I think black wheels on a black IS200 wouldn't look that good. I have just put bronze wheels on mine and I think it looks the part. Really it comes down to personal preference, if you like the look then go for it. Key thing is to make the car look how you want it to, not how other people think it should look.
There a pics of my car on this forum under "pics of your wheels on your car". They are a different design but you can get an idea of the black on bronze combination.
P.S. Sorry I didn't get back to you about the rims, Iv'e just been busy doing things.
dickle - September 24, 2007 08:45 AM (GMT)
i guess so, would anyone have pictures of a black is200 on stock black and bronze wheels so i could compare?
still wondering if theres a powder coater in sydney anywhere
Art - September 24, 2007 12:45 PM (GMT)
There is a place in Canberra if I'm not mistaken which charge around $300 or so per wheel. I might have the details at work somewhere if I find them I will post them up otherwise try Google.
When I had my black IS200 I was thinking of getting the wheels painted black as well. I always thought it would look good.
Thunderbird2 - September 24, 2007 10:36 PM (GMT)
Here's my green IS with standard black 17's. These were simply spray painted:
Magman in Punchbowl come well recommended for wheel repair/painting/powdercoating. If your in Sydney, you should definitely give them a try.
black200 - September 25, 2007 01:29 AM (GMT)
you will need to strip the wheels first before you can paint them. You're looking at close to a grand just for painting
IS400 - September 25, 2007 02:12 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (black200 @ Sep 25 2007, 01:29 PM)|
| you will need to strip the wheels first before you can paint them. You're looking at close to a grand just for painting |
Charlie.... you need to start coming to the south side of the bridge my boy... $1K to paint rims... WOW.... thats steep! You could get em done for less than half that!
black200 - September 25, 2007 02:27 AM (GMT)
this was quoted by magman at punchbowll, he rekons the wheels needed to be totally stripped first!
IS400 - September 25, 2007 03:08 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (black200 @ Sep 25 2007, 02:27 PM)|
| this was quited by magman at punchbowll, he rekons the wheels needed to be totally stripped first! |
Thats steep..... I cant justify it man.... no way it would cost more than $500.00 if you took the rims to a tyre shop had the tyres taken off... sand blast the wheels and have a panel shop paint them your desired colour..... I'm thinkin of doing mine in the shadow chrome type finish :)
black200 - September 25, 2007 06:36 AM (GMT)
i dont think its as simple as sand blasting, he told me he could do it without totally stripping the wheels back but the paint wouldn't last long.
stock wheels are a poo offset anyway :D
IS400 - September 25, 2007 07:29 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (black200 @ Sep 25 2007, 06:36 PM)|
| i dont think its as simple as sand blasting, he told me he could do it without totally stripping the wheels back but the paint wouldn't last long.|
stock wheels are a poo offset anyway :D
Sounds like someone is pissing in your pocket Charlie rofl
black200 - September 25, 2007 02:20 PM (GMT)
im happy with the way things turned out :D
IS400 - September 25, 2007 11:11 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (black200 @ Sep 26 2007, 02:20 AM)|
| im happy with the way things turned out :D |
Yes definately for the better.... Love your new rims!
Hey you got a brother our there too..... I seen a black IS this morning legana front and aero grille... even had the silver and black plates... I thought it was you for a minute!
black200 - September 26, 2007 02:21 AM (GMT)
thanks hehe i like these new rims
you should have run him off the road! there can be only one! :D