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StoneCold 02-18-2011 12:12 PM

Painted my wheels and calipers
 
Well after a long time, I finally got round to painting my wheels.

Picked up some Tamiya paint that Ron (SOTI) recommended, some primer, clear coat and went to work. I used Hammerite Smooth paint for the calipers.

Unfortunately, I could only get one wheel off:confused:. My locking wheel nuts seem to be buggered. I couldn't get a proper grip on them and the wrench kept slipping off. So I had to adopt the 'paint 'em without removing 'em' method.

What a pain in the ass of a day, but....I'm very pleased how it's turned out.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...g?t=1298048096

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...g?t=1298049083

Apologies for the state of my Jeep:o. She had a bath last week, but we all know how the roads are just now
I can highly recommend the Tamiya paint. I sprayed a few layers on my spare a few days ago and then proceeded to throw stones at it. It held up very well. No chips, even when I chucked a lump of coal at it, it was fine.

A few weeks of real driving will be a true test, but so far, I'm very impressed with it

m4xm1l10n 02-18-2011 12:14 PM

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Looks Clean man , good Job .

StoneCold 02-18-2011 12:20 PM

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Cheers:thumbsup:

SRTILL8 02-18-2011 12:50 PM

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matches your WJ perfectly id say. i like that color as you already know
:thumbsup:

DAVY27 02-18-2011 01:33 PM

Re: Painted my wheels and calipers
 
looks awesome!

StoneCold 02-18-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by SRTILLA (Post 358957)
matches your WJ perfectly id say. i like that color as you already know
:thumbsup:

Thanks Tilla. It was actually the pics of your comp grey rims that finally convinced me to go for grey with red calipers:thumbsup:

StoneCold 02-18-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DAVY27 (Post 358978)
looks awesome!

Cheers Dave:D:thumbsup:

brianm 02-18-2011 02:53 PM

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how the hell did you do it with the wheels on ???? looks sweet

White Chocolate 02-18-2011 04:32 PM

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Looks good!!

flyin_dutchman 02-18-2011 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by brianm (Post 359051)
how the hell did you do it with the wheels on ???? looks sweet

X 2! You saying that you painted your wheels with them ON? Holy Sh#t.
Looking forward to hearing you describe more details, if you can...

P.S. Don't get a flat! :eek:

GR33N D3M0N 02-18-2011 08:02 PM

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looks amazing

iJeep 02-18-2011 08:23 PM

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Looks great.. good job!


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