Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

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Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by tmh » 09 May 2012, 00:38

I seen em at NAPA, they're like $3. That'll bring my total spent on this project up to $20. Dunno if I can fit it into my budget.

On the other hand... It gives me an excuse to drive the Bronco tomorrow. Ok mister you got yourself a deal!! :P

Oh and unrelated, but awesome, I got a message today from a guy who wants to buy one of my amps for $700. That pays for the rest of the parts I need for the PS rebuild and then some. Maybe get new rotors, maybe start getting into the front suspension... Mmmmmmm...
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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by Bricklyn » 09 May 2012, 05:48

yeah use paint pen for sure, the sharpie will never be as dark as the paint and doesnt stick well to metal. Plus if it gets wet it will wear off eventually.

All in all it looks great!
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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by 1967 S Code » 09 May 2012, 09:33

mo2872 wrote:Yes, it's a horrible idea! At the very least, go and get a paint pen.
I agree Testor makes a paint pen. You can get them at any hardware, Walmart or hobby shop.
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Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by tmh » 19 May 2012, 18:53

I did get an actual paint marker, not a sharpie. Haven't gotten around to the paint touch up work, and as of right now still only have the rivets back in one wheel.

After asking a bunch of people's opinions, it was pretty much a landslide in favor of rivets. I am still torn though, I like the way the wheels look better with the rivets, but part of me still feels like the rivets take attention away from the actual car and focus it on the wheels. I'm pretty sure I'll end up putting the rest of the rivets in this week.

Will take some pics after the paint touch up is done.
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by mo2872 » 19 May 2012, 20:44

The wheels MAKE the car, so, attention drawn to them is no biggie.....
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Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by tmh » 20 May 2012, 20:58

Went out for a drive today and figured I might as well snap some pics even though I haven't put all the rivets back in or done the touch-up work. :)

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The only wheel with rivets is still the passenger front. This is where folks say "yeah it looks better with the rivets in, put em back in the other wheels".
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by cougar2 » 20 May 2012, 21:24

For me personally I think the rivets make it too industrial, I would leave them off.

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Post by desertdave55 » 20 May 2012, 23:15

cougar2 wrote:For me personally I think the rivets make it too industrial, I would leave them off.
Those wheels with the spinners looked horrible and out-of-place on your car. Now that you've painted them, they compliment the car perfectly! Amazing how much a little accent paint can make. x2 for me on leaving off the rivets, looks too good without 'em!

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Post by cougar2 » 21 May 2012, 06:48

I don't mind the spinners, the "G" had spinners and some mustang hubcaps had them.

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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by Local Hero » 21 May 2012, 11:18

Without the rivets, the wheels look unfinished. That would be the first thing I'd notice if I saw the car in person.... even if I didn't know you went through this entire process.
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