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 Post subject: darkening rims.
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:23 pm 
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hey guys i gotta set of drift r 18 inch rims sitn on my ef xr8... they look great dont get me wrong but i reckon they could look so much better.

so my question is. does any one know of any 1 in SA who can stain rims if its even possible... i want to give them a darker look... i think it would go great with the heratige green duco....

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:48 pm 
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just fit some brake pads that give off a lot of dust and don't wash em...

stain them? i don't see how that'd be possiable as I cannot imagine that the metal would soak it in to stain them, and ontop of that they'd already be sealed with clear coat and that probably. maybe have them powder coated?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:34 am 
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You probably want them powder coated. That or painted but painting is more prone to chipping.
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:28 am 
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How much does powder coating cost anyways?? is it removable?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:24 am 
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Snow_white wrote:
How much does powder coating cost anyways?? is it removable?


Of course it's removable, you can sand it back.
I was quoted about $70ish per wheel. It also depends on the size and shape of wheels. Simple spoked ones will be a lot cheaper than those with winer details and hard to get into spots!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:27 am 
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Perhaps a clear lacquer with a dark tint?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:24 pm 
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Powder Coating is the way to go... I was quoted $90.00 per wheel in VIC for my BA XR rims
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 Post subject: powder coated DRIT TYPE R rims
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:36 pm 
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I have seen it done and personally it looks s**t but it does hide the brake dust and as prevoius posts say get a set of pads that are dusty & get a et of slotted rotors and in less then a week you will have that stained look on the rims as I clean my rims every week I know how much dust covers the rim :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:15 pm 
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id leave em

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:31 pm 
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ill try and get some pics of my xr8... so yous can see if the rims should b darker

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:17 pm 
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personally i would leave them mate, but if you want to get them darkend then do it

 

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