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Old 03-12-2017, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Painted my wife's Mazda 3 wheels

She wanted me to paint these wheels for a while, finally got to doing it,they came out good, with new Michelin tires.

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After removing most of the brake dust and rinsing:



After sanding off the majority of the rust, wasn't concerned with the rust around the lug holes:



after first coat of flat black paint/primer, did not paint the whole wheel just the areas the hub cap doesn't cover:



after second coat, paint looks glossy but dries flat, done:

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Old 03-13-2017, 03:14 PM   #2
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I did my subaru wheels there about a month ago. It's what I like to call a Canadian tire special. Canadian tire is a big wal-mart type department store in case you didn't know.
The paint was cheap and if I scuff it or scratch it I can do touch-ups on the fly.





3 coats of high-metallic graphite, and 2 coats of spray on gloss clear-coat. I can't wait to get them on the car after the winter is over
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looks good
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It's my way of trying to make the car not look like crap without painting it. I hate hate hate silver, and I hate silver cars with silver wheels even more.
SO graphite it will be, because I'm not painting the car, that would mean less money for the truck haha
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