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#1 Durania

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

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Right after sanding with red scuff pad.

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2 Coats of Primer

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Grimmspeed gold paint, supposedly matches BBS gold.

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The gold was after 1 coat, I did three coats last night and am letting them bake in my hot shed till either Saturday or Sunday depending on how I feel. These are going on my '00 Blue Ridge Pearl 2.5RS coupe.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:26 AM

looking very nice..did you get center caps as well?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:29 AM

looking very nice..did you get center caps as well?


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:30 AM

ah, great guy use of recipe cards :banana::lol::grin:
you cooked up some nice painting.

#5 Durania

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:35 AM

Thanks man. I had about 8-10 hours of total prep time before doing any primer. I am very happy I did not paint before getting new tires put on. When I got my sanded wheels back there was grease and a couple scuffs on some and I had to reclean them. I can't wait to get some pictures of them installed.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:46 AM

Yea, i had about 4 hours total prep time for my wheel but i had to do it in increments. Then i put 3 coats of primer on both sides and 3 coats of Gloss Black. Dam last coat laid down wrong and i got airbubbles in the paint. So 2000 grit sand paper and another coat and turned out pretty good. I can only do mine 1 wheel at a time though since im driveing the car.

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#7 Durania

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:03 AM

Those are my favorite old gen wheels and those look great with that red painted caliper. I had white ones on my BRAT and took my buddy's steam buggy cleaner and used it on them. It did wonders for the wheels and really brought out the white coat.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

When i first got them they were white and rusty. I threw a quick black coat on them so they would mesh but as you can see they didnt last very long. Lots of prep this time, they shouldnt peal. Yours look good, though ill admit im not a big fan of the gold but hey whatever trips your trigger.:grin:

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:03 AM

Here was my concept picture I made in photoshop.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:10 AM

Nice job, Durania. Thorough prep really pays off--and it shows!

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:12 AM

Looks good. I should do something with my stocker wrx wheels laying around in my garage.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:56 AM

If there arent any tires on them now is a better time then ever. Its always a pain in the butt to work around tires.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:12 PM

Guys, I am glad you really like them. I had a bad dream about last week that I screwed up my wheels. In the dream I had forgot to primer them. :confused:

I had spent about two months trying to find a set of 98 2.5RS 5 spoke goldies but everyone wanted a lot for them or they were on the other side of the country. So I just did the next best thing with my free WRX wheels and just had tires put on. The tires in the picture have 0 miles on them. I just got to put them on.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:39 PM

Guys, I am glad you really like them. I had a bad dream about last week that I screwed up my wheels. In the dream I had forgot to primer them. :confused:


I dont see any pictures of them with primer. Do you guys?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:52 PM

I dont see any pictures of them with primer. Do you guys?


no pictures in primer, could mean no primer. I see the cans of primer though. jk.
yeah the primer photo is there. just a bad dream

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:54 PM

^ Confused by above statements.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:02 PM

"I had a bad dream about last week that I screwed up my wheels. In the dream I had forgot to primer them. "

#18 Durania

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:24 PM

I just seemed to phrase that incorrectly. In the dream, I began painting wheels without applying any primer.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:08 PM

This thread has "you might be a subaru nut when" all over it.

example dreaming of subaru stuff, living in a shed.........because of parts you are prepping, and using kitchen stuff on your car (recipe cards)......ah.

#20 Durania

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:43 PM

Actually the remained of unused note cards for my business statistics class.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 03:30 PM

Actually the remained of unused note cards for my business statistics class.


See how education pays off!

#22 Durania

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:13 AM

Wheels going on first thing tomorrow morning.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:22 AM

Wheels going on first thing tomorrow morning.


Looks awesome, can't wait for pics on the car!! Great job

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:32 AM

Thanks dude. Will have pictures up right after I wash the thing, my house has a ton of pine trees around and the pollen is terrible.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:28 PM

Pictures as promised.

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