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CHRiS'_CeLiCa
10-10-2007, 12:04 AM
took some pics of my car today after a car wash...
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/g8rfreek8/IM000516.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/g8rfreek8/IM000514.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/g8rfreek8/IM000517.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/g8rfreek8/IM000513.jpg


what yall think??

celicatrd93
10-10-2007, 12:07 AM
looking clean and i see you bling blinging with chrome wheelies. whats your next upgrade?

Hookecho
10-10-2007, 12:11 AM
nice and clean. i bet a bird shit on it 5 minutes after you finished.

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
10-10-2007, 12:17 AM
heh ya blingin..heh..uh, not too sure what more i would like to do to it upgrade wise, interior/exterior/performance wise, but i also need some money to do all of those so i think that is my first step :-) heh....and echo, no luckily i have yet to have a bird even come near my car lol....hope you didnt jynx me...

vip09
10-10-2007, 12:25 AM
Clean car.

Not sure what to say about those wheels..

Murgatroy
10-10-2007, 12:37 AM
Ooh, shiny.

Never been a fan of chrome on an import, or three spokes, but if it floats your boat...

extremeskillz
10-10-2007, 01:19 AM
like i said in the other post, nice and shinny!

Cavanagh
10-10-2007, 01:26 AM
clean.

andy
10-10-2007, 03:06 AM
gunmetal spray the wheels. I miss my stock goodness. sort of.

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
10-10-2007, 08:19 AM
ya ya i know i would rather have gun metal rims as well but they are def better than stock hubs IMO....[especially when they come "free" with the car :-)!!!!]..
(only paid 600-800 on the car i believe...bought it from a family friend who was the orig owner and gave it a nice 3k dollars worth paint job....and i say free because the family friend actually got them for free as well so...ya..heh..)...but i personally would prefer black/gun metal rims on my car but that requires money so ..ha..

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
10-10-2007, 08:21 AM
gunmetal spray the wheels. I miss my stock goodness. sort of.


can i actually do that?...if so where can i do it myself or do they need to be sent somewhere? if so where do i get spray and what not?...

ndto
10-10-2007, 08:49 AM
you can do it yourself, its a very easy process just lots of work,


look for duplicolour wheel paint, they have a full line,

youll need primer, colour and clear all from duplicolour, theres also lots of sites and forums that show you how, i think even the duplicolour cite has a video took me a day to do

METDeath
10-10-2007, 12:20 PM
Those look kinda like the Yokohama SARV rims...

andy
10-10-2007, 07:02 PM
the would look sick ass gunmetal. i would look into that.

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
10-10-2007, 07:25 PM
so you think i could just spray it on my wheels right now or would i have to like dull them out since they are like shiny chrome or does it not realy matter ?

Slider
10-11-2007, 03:09 AM
You'll probably need to get all that chrome off for the paint to stick properly.

celicaGT90_05
10-11-2007, 03:13 AM
yeah with those wheels bein chrome the paint wont wunna stick, it may at first but then it'll start flaking, you are gonna wunna sand it down and make it etchy for the paint to stick properly

Murgatroy
10-11-2007, 03:18 AM
Get them bead blasted and powder coated. I looked into it once for my Enkeis, but never went through. I was quoted $200 for the whole shebang.

That would be your most effective method.

Otherwise, I would take a wirewheel to the rims. Chrome is heavy, but it won't be that thick. After the chrome is gone, you are gonna have a perfectly prepped surface. I think Duplicolor makes a 3 step for wheels. Pick a color and follow the instructions.

That would make a world of difference to the curb appeal of your ride in an instant.

geebes
10-11-2007, 03:52 AM
THat would be cool, or you know what you could do is...Get new wheels! ;p

Gunmetal is always a good choice though.

VikingJZ
10-11-2007, 04:03 AM
I just put my stock Lexus wheels back on my SC300 this weekend. They were originally silver but they were also chewed up looking, so I sanded them down and painted them Gunmetal and I like what I see.

celicaGT90_05
10-11-2007, 04:15 AM
Get them bead blasted and powder coated. I looked into it once for my Enkeis, but never went through. I was quoted $200 for the whole shebang.

That would be your most effective method.

Otherwise, I would take a wirewheel to the rims. Chrome is heavy, but it won't be that thick. After the chrome is gone, you are gonna have a perfectly prepped surface. I think Duplicolor makes a 3 step for wheels. Pick a color and follow the instructions.

That would make a world of difference to the curb appeal of your ride in an instant.

Yeah I was gonna say powder coating is a good choice, if you find a good spot to do it it can be really cheap

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
10-11-2007, 03:47 PM
I just put my stock Lexus wheels back on my SC300 this weekend. They were originally silver but they were also chewed up looking, so I sanded them down and painted them Gunmetal and I like what I see.


any pics?