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Old 09-16-2008, 04:04 PM
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I just started today. I just finished sanding the two fronts. Now, tomorrow I'll start the rears. I am using Omni paint and MP primer(I believe thats the name ) 220 grit sand papper, then I use 600 grit. I then clean them to make sure there isnt any dust on the wheels before I start primer. It isnt a walk in the park. Its tough work and you really have to be dedicated on this for the time been.
The paint comes mixed with clear already(the one I got this time atleast). I dont want it to be too glossy, thats why I got it already mixed in the paint.
This will be the second pair of wheels I paint on my s2000. Here's pics of my first. This one I did do the paint and clear separate. I wanted these to be shiny.














Now, as far as the stickers go, I got them made. 1) I first sanded the caps b4 anything so that the paint could stick good on there. 2) Then I cleaned them,3) in wich case I then put the stickers. 4)Lastly, I cleared over them.
Im am no pro at this but I love to do things on my own. Practice makes perfect. People are always afraid that they'll mess up their things, so they rather pay someone some ridiculous amount of money to do the job for them. I kid you not, that my boy paid $500 to get some wheels painted. My wheels looked a lot better than his.
When its your things, you care on how they come out so you take the extra time to make sure they come out good. (Atleast thats how I am... )


I am now in the process of painting my RPF1's black. Ill post up pics along the way..
These are the wheels that I am painting now(or in the process)




Im thiniing of putting the red outlining on the wheels, what do you all think? Something like this.


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I think all black looks better. In for more progress.
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Originally Posted by wisdom,Sep 16 2008, 04:11 PM
I think all black looks better. In for more progress.
It'll take at least another week or so for me to finish.. Im doing it S L O W L Y
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Black will look good and all, but I gotta admit, that first pic of them in silver looks hot.

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Nice job on the V1's, I definetely wouldn't put a red stripe on the new ones though.
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Originally Posted by mattfeet,Sep 16 2008, 04:19 PM
Black will look good and all, but I gotta admit, that first pic of them in silver looks hot.

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Dude, theres like 3 s2000's around here that have Silver RFP1's. I have to stand out somehow..
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Originally Posted by Spectre48,Sep 16 2008, 04:25 PM
Nice job on the V1's, I definetely wouldn't put a red stripe on the new ones though.
I gotta see at the end..
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Thats exactly how i wanna do my stock ap2 rims. Is there a name for that color, cause it doesn't seem too black?? Awesome job though, keep up the good work
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Originally Posted by AP2 NAG,Sep 16 2008, 04:51 PM
Thats exactly how i wanna do my stock ap2 rims. Is there a name for that color, cause it doesn't seem too black?? Awesome job though, keep up the good work
Thanks and its platinum/gun metal.. The brand of the paint is Omni. I also got heat resistant clear.
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Where did u get those center cap stickers made at?? Dealership??
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