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Old 05-26-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
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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...

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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
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Go for it.

I think "RS" with orange wheels


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I am painting my track wheels today with Plastidip. I'll post some info and pic's later today.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:48 AM   #6
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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...
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Learn more about Plastidip here (including a list of available colors): Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Rubber Dip Coating
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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
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I also use the Plastidip to paint my track.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #10
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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!



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.
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You can get away with it on a Black Boxster.
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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!
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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.

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This is "construction cone/sign orange" for sure.
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The track!
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The track!
Then it will look good !
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keep us posted on how easy it is to keep them clean !
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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
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I was thinking of putting the radioactive logo on my center caps!

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