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2.5GT
05-14-2006, 12:04 PM
I've been searching for painting my stock rims. And im so tempting to do it. So my choices are, to paint it gold, or black with the outside lip red?

my car's red btw. and im going towards gold. but i dunno whichever looks good or not.

GrassyKnoll
05-14-2006, 12:06 PM
id vote black. I love black rims... but thats just me. :)

sheepdog
05-14-2006, 02:23 PM
Black FTW. Gold would look cool, but wouldn't stand out on the red as nicely. I would just do straight black though, no lip on it.

Also, you could do white :)

Wiscon_Mark
05-14-2006, 02:40 PM
Gold FTW!

Have you seen Mr. Choung's car? It looks real nice with the gold GT stockers :)

ivwarrior
05-14-2006, 06:51 PM
If I went with the black, I'd definately go with at least a red lip. Maybe even red highlights betwen the spokes or something. I did black before and while it was a decent job and looked decent, it was just too much black for me. The black wheels with black tires, just too much black. Oh, and the car I had at the time was red, also.

I've seen some gold wheels, and if you can get the same gold that Subaru uses, I think I'd go with that.

BAC5.2
05-14-2006, 08:05 PM
Red lip reminds me of the 05 Yamaha R6. Looked cool on the bike. I think it'd look dumb on a car though.

Straight black yo.

sheepdog
05-14-2006, 09:34 PM
Paint the lettering on the tire white

Wiscon_Mark
05-14-2006, 09:48 PM
Paint the lettering on the tire white

I've seen that, it looks real nice.

Huffer
05-14-2006, 10:50 PM
white on bright red car.

2.5GT
05-15-2006, 12:21 AM
hm..im gettin a comments on this.

and yes im seen Choung's car with the gold rims on it. i wish he have more close up pics.

black is nice, but i dont really know if it'll match the red car though. someone with a good photoshop skill can help me out here :-D

the idea of paint the lettering of the tires is great, ive never though of that before. but what paint to use tho? it'll wear out in no time.

and this is still up in the air, any other comments, suggestions, add ons would be nice :P

Plays_with_Toys
05-15-2006, 03:15 PM
I'd say black, and then paint the lettering in the center cap of the wheel red. Someone on here has a BE with red wheels and a white lip, and it doesn't strike my fancy. Not with the mesh style. I see similar results on your wheels. Also, its alot more masking that you'd have to do.

2.5GT
05-15-2006, 07:43 PM
yeah, masking is gonna be a pain.

and i'll see about this black with red. i really want to try to find a used set of stock mesh rims like mine and paint them.

BAC5.2
05-25-2006, 04:47 PM
Paint the lettering on the tire white

I've seen that, it looks real nice.

Only when it's a good tire.

I might paint the POTENZA on my RE070's white. I painted the Metzler on my motorcycle once, just to see how it would look. Came out kind of cool looking.

knottwont
05-25-2006, 10:23 PM
Id go black, I think the gold looks great on the black cars but I dont think it would look right with red...but that just me :wink:

2.5GT
05-25-2006, 11:15 PM
yeah, ive decided to go black with the red lip. if it doesnt look good, then ill just paint it gold.

and what paint to use for the white letterings? something that sticks to the rubber.

Wiscon_Mark
05-26-2006, 01:13 AM
and what paint to use for the white letterings? something that sticks to the rubber.

Paint marker


Id go black, I think the gold looks great on the black cars but I dont think it would look right with red...but that just me :wink:

Have you seen pictures? It looks real good if done right, IMO

JjSwee
05-27-2006, 04:41 AM
and now.....red and gold! :twisted:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/car038.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/car042.jpg

just that for now....enjoy

Yup, that looks nice.


ohhh ohhhhhhhh......................got a update....are u ready....don't piss in your pants....hahaha.... :twisted:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/Goldies001.jpg

that's it....not a big deal though....
hold up..i got more pictures :twisted:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/Goldies003.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/Goldies005.jpg

Looks fantastic with the 5 spokes too.

Wiscon_Mark
05-27-2006, 10:08 AM
Thanks Jjswee, that's exactly what I was thinking of.

2.5GT
05-28-2006, 11:36 AM
i look at it again, it seems weird to have gold on red :?

anywho, im still sticking to the Black w/ Red Lip. I haven't had any time to do it yet. damn work keeps me busy all the time.

good thing im off this Memorial Day :P

mr_choung
06-01-2006, 12:34 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/car039.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/97GT2.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/mr_choung/LGTDUB.jpg

WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT! :lol:

2.5GT
06-02-2006, 12:37 AM
omg the gold looks so good. btw, what paint did you use and how many coats?

i havent had time to take off the wheel and paint it yet. its gonna be awhile and summers starts with a Toyota dealership full time! :shock:

2.5GT
06-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Today i painted my wheels to....Gold! :shock: :wink:
i didn't go with black and red, looks kinda silly on it, so..i went with gold instead.

I bought some high heat temp gold paint, primer and some auto clear coat. i didnt see any wheel paint at Advance, so i got the next best thing.

I have pics on my phone, but dunno how to upload them :?

Edit: nevermind, i figured out how. go to Rides section and check it out 8)