new guy from Big Lake

Discussion in 'The Intros' started by DK_man, May 15, 2013.

  1. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Exactly. Cheap as spray paint, easier to remove.
     
  2. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    Protip - use index cards between the rim/tire for quick/easy masking if you're painting them while the tires are mounted.
     
  3. matt8478

    matt8478 New Member

    Yep and there still holding up good, a few spots were it peeled a little but cant complain at all.
     
  4. DK_man

    DK_man New Member

    yeah i just recently heard about "dipping wheels" and i thought wtf does that mean so i looked it up on youtube. i saw that a lot of people did that, and cover up the calipers/rotors.
     
  5. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Or...take em off the car lol.
     
  6. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    100% take them off the car - otherwise you're going to have overspray on the car (unless you mask the whole thing) I built a little paint booth out of plastic sheet, PVC, and some furnace filters so I could paint in the garage. I don't think the cards would stay in very well either if you tried to do it w/ the wheel on the car still. 4-5 coats each w/ a half hour or so between coats (depending on weather conditions).

    Takes 3-4 cans for 4 wheels. You want to put it on heavy enough so that peeling it off won't be a pita but not so heavy that it runs, takes a little bit of practice for sure. Seems that around 6-8" of distance between the can and wheel surface is about right from my experience.
     
  7. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    One other thing I can say from experience in rattle stuff- warm the cans up. Seriously. Get you a bucket of hot water, soak the cans in it for a good 10min or so. Make sure they're warm to the touch. It'll help the paint atomize and spray evenly- or in this case the dip.
     
  8. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

  9. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member

    Welcome!

    Dipping wheels can change the look quick and then change it back even quicker. There's a place in bayport,mn that dips. Had the gf's wheels and badges done a month or so ago.


    WARNING: NON MAZDA PIC!!
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  10. Tauni

    Tauni I'm confused.

  11. DK_man

    DK_man New Member

    Hello!
     
  12. 1Kris06

    1Kris06 MAD LIGHTS YO

    There's a AE grill on CL (he pulled the add to get pictures). I met with him today, its in great shape (prolly better than mine was). He's asking 120 obo, its painted steel gray, and i grabbed some pics.
     
  13. DK_man

    DK_man New Member

    i thought you were talking about fog lights. im pretty satisfied with the grill i have now.
     
  14. DK_man

    DK_man New Member

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