Painting the Windows

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by acolella, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. acolella

    acolella

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    Has anyone customized their 80 series wheels by painting the windows of there rims to look like the collectors edition rims? (ie. grey insets) I sort of gave up loooking for a original set as there are difficult to find used.
     
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  2. concretejungle

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    I think they look best all black, or at least a dull silver finish.
     
  3. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    yer kidding, right?



    If not...How about Lexus OEM rims? That might suit the bill for you.

    Otherwise, I'm sure you can find a decent shop to powder coat the holes for you.
     
  4. sleeoffroad

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    We have a customer that has the centers painted green to match the truck.
     
  5. Boston Mangler

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    The 40th An's and the LX's have the centers a dark grey, i think it looks pretty nice.
     
  6. LexissLX470

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    My wheels are in very poor shape too, does anyone have and DIY tips or write ups on how to....


    For those of you who know, should I use sand paper to clean up the wheels a bit before I paint them or should I use a wire brush, any info or pics would be much appreciated.

    Tommy
     
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    can you powdercoat alloy?
     
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    Kinda my thinking but to each there own.
     
  9. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    yeah, agreed.
    someone pissed in my coffee yesterday...
    some of my posts have a "saltier than normal" edge to them.

    "to each, their own" is a good general rule.

    :cheers:
     
  10. John E Davies

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    These are readily available as "refinished" wheels - talk to your Discount Tire dealer or any other decent tire/ wheel supplier. It may take you a while to get them, but they are listed in the wheel catalogs.

    I bought a set of reconditioned Cruiser wheels (polished/ silver) 8 months ago for my summer tires. I know that the dark gray is available as well.

    I have painted various wheels using DupliColor wheel spray paints, including the clear coat. They look very pretty for a while, but chip easily if you drive a lot of gravel.

    John Davies
     
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