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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:59 am 
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Hey guys,

First time post. Painted inserts on XR6 wheels. Something to tie me over until I get Typhoon Wheels.

Hope you like!

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:25 pm 
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looks good .. go any before photo's ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:02 pm 
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seriously mate I like that, never have been a big fan of those wheels to be honest but the paint makes them pop personally. 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Looks good mate. Makes them look smaller tho imo.
Good job!
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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:28 pm 
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looks great

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:59 pm 
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thanks guys,

as requested, before photo (when i first bought it) below:

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:28 pm 
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i would have done the opposite, and left the inserts, and painted the rest

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:12 pm 
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they look great done the other way too. Look bigger aswell. But either way.
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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:53 pm 
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i would have done the opposite, and left the inserts, and painted the rest

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It does look good that way I actually did not think of that mate. Definitely has a different look. I guess it would have come down to time and effort though haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:10 am 
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I do like it,

I have a set of 18 inch ford rims of which ALL of them have gutter rash too some extent,
What would be the best way too fix the rash? Any ideas?


And how much would you be looking at too paint the rims? Like the first posted photo?
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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:00 am 
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I do like it,

I have a set of 18 inch ford rims of which ALL of them have gutter rash too some extent,
What would be the best way too fix the rash? Any ideas?


And how much would you be looking at too paint the rims? Like the first posted photo?


Hey mate, I have seen a friend of mine do a DIY gutter rash repair and it turned out alright. Now I don't know of its the best way to go about it but he used body filler from Supercheap and bought some Beige Septone One Step Filler. Then of course used various grades of sandpaper (wet and dry). He had to paint his entire wheels to get everything to look right.
Not sure how long the body filler option lasts but it's been 12 months since he did It and there are no cracks or filler falling out. Do research online for DIY gutter rash restoration.

As for the paint... I literally was drinking one afternoon with some mates and thought it would be a good idea to paint the inserts to tie me over until new wheels. Remember to take your time if you are going to do it.
Lightly sand surface, wash with soapy water.
Spray Paint - I used Charcol metallic paint (can't remember brand) from Bunnings $15.00
Clear Coat - I used some clear coat from Bunnings $20.00 (apply plenty of clear coats)

Quantity of spray cans will depend on whether you are doing the entire wheel.

You may also like to use proper wheel paint from an automotive store. I haven't had issues with my painted inserts but it's just what people reccommend

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:31 pm 
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appreciate that dylan, i have just looked at the wheels again to see how bad they actually are so i wasnt going by memory....

i will upload a picture of the rims ina sec, but i also found another thred about polishing them, it looks good. but im not sure whether i should just save up and bit the bullet and get new ones ordo more research and try it myself. just worried that by doing it myself ill screw it up :P
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 Post subject: Re: Painted Inserts - XR6 wheels
Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:35 pm 
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thats different i like it!

my BA Rims are hot pink haha
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