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RandallNeighbour 05-26-2012 04:11 AM

Painting my track rims
 
Ok you experienced guys, I want to paint my 17 inch turbo twist track wheels black with dayglo orange faces. I'm thinking of flat paints as well.

No, I don't care what you think of my color choices. I just want a step by step guide to prepping and painting them and how to mask off the faces so it looks good.

Pointers? Sources for paint?

I've been watching YouTube vids, btw...

97 Boxster 05-26-2012 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour (Post 291634)
Ok you experienced guys, I want to paint my 17 inch turbo twist track wheels black with dayglo orange faces. I'm thinking of flat paints as well.

No, I don't care what you think of my color choices. I just want a step by step guide to prepping and painting them and how to mask off the faces so it looks good.

Pointers? Sources for paint?

I've been watching YouTube vids, btw...

RN, good luck with the project. Cant wait to see the finished results. And for the record I like the color choice :D

Chief 05-26-2012 06:49 AM

Go for it.

I think "RS" with orange wheels


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/...01139Large.jpg

thstone 05-26-2012 08:08 AM

I am painting my track wheels today with Plastidip. I'll post some info and pic's later today.

986_c6 05-31-2012 10:53 PM

I know nothing about this Plastidip...does it come with the neon oranges/greens? If so, i am so doing my track wheels the brightest orange you can find.

Can't wait to see your pics!

RandallNeighbour 06-01-2012 03:48 AM

Plastidip is a rubber paint that is available in basic white, black, gray, blue, red...

C6, what you want is landscaper's Dayglo orange spray paint from Home Depot. That's what I'm buying...

thstone 06-01-2012 08:18 AM

Learn more about Plastidip here (including a list of available colors): Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Rubber Dip Coating

thstone 06-01-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by 986_c6 (Post 292319)
Can't wait to see your pics!

If you missed them, the pics are posted here: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/35614-plastidip-wheels-you-vote.html

gery67 06-02-2012 02:04 AM

I also use the Plastidip to paint my track.

RandallNeighbour 06-13-2012 05:47 PM

Holy crap this is bright. Actually, the picture doesn't do the color justice. It's actually just as bright but a deeper orange than this!

I take it back. I DO care what you all think of my color choice. Let the comments fly!

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1339638398.jpg

97boxster, no need to drive over to see these rims. Just walk out your front door and look toward downtown and you'll see the orange glow coming from my back patio.

Jager 06-13-2012 05:57 PM

You can get away with it on a Black Boxster.

RandallNeighbour 06-13-2012 06:07 PM

Let's hope I can! I would hate to be laughed off the track.

I can just hear the guys humming the theme song to the TV version of Batman!

97 Boxster 06-13-2012 06:15 PM

RN I like it. Can't wait to see it finished. Looks like "cone orange" to me. When you get them mounted I want to see it. Make sure to park it outside so I can see it.

Seriously we do need to get together. Cheif is here (somewhere) too and a GTG would be fun.

Take care

RandallNeighbour 06-13-2012 06:29 PM

This is "construction cone/sign orange" for sure.

Johnny Danger 06-14-2012 04:20 AM

Where's the carnival at ? :)

RandallNeighbour 06-14-2012 05:16 AM

The track!

Johnny Danger 06-14-2012 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour (Post 294078)
The track!

Then it will look good !

doragman 06-14-2012 03:39 PM

keep us posted on how easy it is to keep them clean !

Topless 06-14-2012 10:09 PM

Ahem... very nice track livery Randall. Now you just need a couple of these on your rear spoiler:
Radioactive Sign, 7" x 10", fiberglass from Labelmaster

RandallNeighbour 06-15-2012 03:18 AM

I was thinking of putting the radioactive logo on my center caps!


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