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d488y2
20-04-2012, 03:29 PM
I picked up a set of VE R8 wheels of Ebay the other day, plus a spare. One Small Problem I wanted them in Black.
Hmmm, I know paint them.
Here's how DIY style.

Go to your local SuperCheap Auto's and buy some, paint and wet&dry.
I used Primer, Top Coat, Clear Coat, 240 Grit & 400 Grit Wet&Dry. Plus some masking Tape
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0560.jpg

Step 1. Start with a good Clean Wheel. Lucky for me this Wheel had never been on a car.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0559.jpg
Step 2. Give the Wheel a good rub down with the 240 Grit Wet&Dry. Repair where required.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0561.jpg
Step 3. Give the Wheel a good clean and check over. Looks pretty good to me.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0562.jpg
Step 4. Mask off any bits you don't want to Paint
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0564.jpg
Step 5. Give both Sides a coat of Primer. Then wait for the Primer to Dry.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0565.jpg
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0566.jpg
Step 6. Once the Primer is Dry give the Wheel a good look over and sand back any dodgy bits with the 400 Grit Wet&Dry. Reply Primer where Required.
Step 7. Apply the Top Coat. I went for Matte Black.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/IMG_0567.jpg
Step 8. Repeat Step 6 but Reply Top Coat Where Required.
Step 9. Apply Clear Coat. No Pic yet waiting for the Top Coat to Dry. :D

Seeing this wheel will be my spare I'm not too fussed about it being a top job, but it did come up pretty good.

Stewiecasserole
20-04-2012, 04:46 PM
Nice work. I'll be around tomorrow and you can do my brake hubs. :lol:

neil73
20-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Looks great.. U a painter?

zclubby
20-04-2012, 10:54 PM
Nice work dazz

adr8
21-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Great post, looks good.

d488y2
21-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Nice work. I'll be around tomorrow and you can do my brake hubs. :lol:
Sorry Stewien busy with the Misses. Brakes Hubs are fun to Paint, lots of Prep and Masking.

Looks great.. U a painter?
No I'm not a Painter, just a regular home handyman

Nice work dazz
Thanks Dazz, want your Wheels Painted???

Great post, looks good.
Thanks :)

This has been a fun little Project. All I need now is a Tyre.

zclubby
21-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Nah, but I do wish they painted the inside of them if you know what I mean.
Might do that one day and do a Stewie and paint the hubs Matt black

Stewiecasserole
21-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Bugger off....I haven't painted my hubs matt black, nor would I.

zclubby
21-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Oohh sorry old man, I thought that's what you were referring to above.

Anyway, I'm thinking of Matt black nonetheless.

Stewiecasserole
21-04-2012, 10:11 PM
Oohh sorry old man, I thought that's what you were referring to above.

Anyway, I'm thinking of Matt black nonetheless.
Look good on the red hot one but not so on the white Whale. And I just wanted Dazz to do mine but obviously I'm not in the chosen ones circle like you are :p :p :p

dgp
21-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Looks like a great job on the wheel there.
I just bought some Brembo's and Redline wheels for the SS and really do not like the polished alloy look. What i want is the colour that you originally had on that wheel above.
One question though, how is this paint going to stand up to stone chips and tyres being put on and removed from the rims? Does it need to be oven baked to give it the hardness for longevity?

d488y2
22-04-2012, 09:34 AM
Looks like a great job on the wheel there.
I just bought some Brembo's and Redline wheels for the SS and really do not like the polished alloy look. What i want is the colour that you originally had on that wheel above.
One question though, how is this paint going to stand up to stone chips and tyres being put on and removed from the rims? Does it need to be oven baked to give it the hardness for longevity?

I'm baking the Wheel in the Sun. :)
This wheel is going to be my spare so hopefully it will never the light of day.

vip_holden
22-04-2012, 04:10 PM
What exactly would be involved in painting hubs an rotors? Obviously i cant paint the disc but any other no go areas?

Cheers
Shane

d488y2
22-04-2012, 05:32 PM
What exactly would be involved in painting hubs an rotors? Obviously i cant paint the disc but any other no go areas?

Cheers
Shane

Same process as painting anything. Make sure the area is clean of grease, dirt, rust etc before applying paint.
I painted my hubs awhile ago and it took longer to do all the cleaning and masking then the painting.

vip_holden
22-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Sweet so same deal just more effort, i can deal with that

Cheers
Shane

d488y2
10-05-2012, 06:23 PM
Finally got a tyre fitted to my spare wheel
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/0c6edc8e.jpg

hsv.286
10-05-2012, 06:37 PM
Looks the goods dazz..:)

d488y2
12-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Thanks Iain. It's now in its Final Resting Place.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/d488y2/HSVForum/f6db4791.jpg

Sarge
12-05-2012, 05:30 PM
Nice job Darryl, looks very good.