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Old 04-04-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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Question about painting my rims

I have wetsanded two and am ready to primer, should I sand in between coats of primer or just be like, meh? I'm gonna do two first then do the other two as a DIY.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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Primer

Not that I'm an expert by any stretch on this, but some primers are not sandable. I remember reading it on the can (was pretty cheap stuff though). Assuming it is 'sandable primer', I would lightly scuff between layers so it adheres better. I barely ever did this, because I was too damn impatient (seems to be a trend ) to let each layer dry completely.

Funny, I just picked up an extra set of rims at the yard and painted them. I didn't even use primer, just cleaned, scuffed and shot with a can of wheel paint from AutoZone. Mounted my 155s on them and sent my origional rims off to be powder coated white to match my car. I will probably get them back in 10 days or so, depending on his back log. No rush, cause I can't find any 145/80r12s to mount on them (tire rack has Yokohama's on back order) and everyone else stopped production (except for snow tires).




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Old 04-04-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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if you sanded it using 400

if you sanded it using 400 grit you should be fine without primer. This is assuming you still have some paint left. Paint actually works really well as a priming agent.

If your sanded it down to metal then you should use a self-etching primer.

When I painted my car I lightly sanded the primer to ensure the paint would stick. Just be sure that you do it to "rough it up" and not to remove it.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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I wetsanded with 800 and

I wetsanded with 800 and it's still very smooth feeling,

I dunno, many methods and all this ****, confusing.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:30 PM   #5
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stop adding weight and do

stop adding weight and do some engine/tranny swaps. lol
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #6
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The whole point of the rims

The whole point of the rims is to lose weight.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:56 PM   #7
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Re: The whole point of the rims

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The whole point of the rims is to lose weight.
Yeah, but you're adding weight by painting it. :P
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:04 PM   #8
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I don't give a **** is the

I don't give a **** is the problem. I still want to like the car when I'm done with it.
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The CRX is a nice car. I

The CRX is a nice car. I would strip it so fast if I ever get one.

*Lighweight rims
*coilovers
*custom exaust(lower weight than stock)
*take out spare and passenger seat. Replace driver's seat with lighweight seat.
*aluminum brake drunms
*take out the stereo, power steering, air conditioner.
*get cf hood and paint it stock color
*LRR tires
*refuel only 5 gallons at a time
*full LED conversion to gain some more mpg
*full underbody
*tires inflated to max cold psi
*modified dizzy to shut off car while driving

Just thinking about it makes me drool
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What're you doing to the

What're you doing to the dizzy to shut it off?

Anyway, I decided I don't want to drive my car fully stripped. No a/c is fine but I like to listen to something to keep my from going crazy and have some interior (putting the front back in so people feel safe driving with me again). The rest sounds great, need to make matt find me some aluminum drums,
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