Painting the Windows

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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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NorCalDoug

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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.
 

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

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acolella said:
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.
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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