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

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

Post by 1967 S Code » 21 May 2012, 11:46

cougar2 wrote:I don't mind the spinners, the "G" had spinners.
I didn't know that G's had spinners, you don't happen to have a picture of the G spinners do you?

TMH, how about the best of both worlds. Paint your rivets black, no holes where the rivets should be and the rivets wont stand out. I think your paint job turned out great, good choice with black. :thumbup:
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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by cougar2 » 21 May 2012, 19:20

Here is a link to a XR7-G Rader wheel with the spinner off to the side.
http://www.myteesamoyeds.com/radarwheels.html

If you go down to the second picture on this page, (black and white) you will see that it has the spinners. As well as the picture that has Dan Gurney with the gold "G" car has them as well.
http://blog.cardomain.com/2009/07/30/ca ... gar-xr7-g/

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

Post by 1967 S Code » 21 May 2012, 20:34

Cool I never noticed them before. I wonder if they made it to production. The second picture must be a early G or prototype it still appears to have 1967 6.5 litre fender badges. Thanks for posting the links.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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

Post by 69cat&stang » 16 May 2014, 05:50

just curious but did you clear over the black? I would polish the rest of the wheel along with the rivets but that's me, old school. i personllay do not like spinners but it's not my car. if you like them that's all that matters. good job

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

Post by tmh » 25 May 2014, 18:43

No clear, just etching primer and then the matte black. They're holding up okay, hard to believe it's been two years now. Totally loving how they turned out, and that means a lot because I really didn't like how they looked before, at all.

There was a recent episode of All Girls Garage where they painted some rims black, same sort of idea as what I did. The stuff they used was more durable, almost seemed like bed liner? I forget the product they used exactly, but when I saw it I thought to myself that I would have probably wanted to use it if I hadn't already done my rims.
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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Post by rodbender » 01 Oct 2014, 18:37

The rims look great. I did some Harley Fat Boy rims like that years ago. Love the spinners too. Really nice looking car. I'm deciding on a color for mine and the black looks good!

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

Post by tmh » 25 Oct 2014, 13:32

So just this summer, last time I washed the car, paint flaked off the wheels quite a bit right at the lug holes. It was the pressure of the water coming out of the hose-- not a pressure washer but just a regular garden hose-- that "chipped" away some of the paint.
'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
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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