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Painted my rims

 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2882
Registered: Mar-06
Well I decided to keep with the black theme and paint my rims black yesterday. Ended up being a really long day seeing as I bought three cans of "flat black" and two ended up being gloss black. I painted the driver side flat black and the passenger side, which got painted second, came out glossy. I had to take off the driver side and redo that in the gloss too. I ended up liking the gloss A LOT better so it worked out good.

Before
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Taking off the tires. We only had two jack stands so I could only do one side at a time
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Got the tires taped up after all the cleaning and prep work
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Wet sanding with 1k grit to clean out some trash
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My friend helping me out. Haha
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Heres my paint booth. Not the best but worked fine
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My friend had worked from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and came straight to my house so around 12 we moved outta the garage because of the paint fumes and about two mins after moving out he knocked ouy. He had been up since 3 p.m. the day before.
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My work juice
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He finally decided the chair wasnt comfortable. Haha
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Finished
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When I was putting them back on he was helping so he changed to his undershirt. Once we got the tired on and I was cleaning up he passed out again so I decided the third time Id have a little fun
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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2883
Registered: Mar-06
When I get a hold of a good camera Ill take some good finished pics. My cell phone just doesn't cut it.
 

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Username: Bonhamd

Post Number: 1293
Registered: Nov-07
hahaha - looks like you had some fun capps

looks really good
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 18556
Registered: Jun-06
I can see your friend played a vital role in your project.
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4377
Registered: Mar-06
Im not feeling it.

I respect the effort, but it looks too unicolor. imo.

I would have them glass beaded for a flat metal look. Are they Magnesium or aluminum?

And good friend. lol. What not GF helping you? j/k
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2886
Registered: Mar-06
I just like black. I had my cherokee blacked out, and this one has the headlights black, tails black, windows tinted 5% over 20% and when I get the money the fender flares will be bedlined black.

As for the friend he normally helps me when I need it but he's mainly there so Im not by myself. I like to have someone to joke and carry on with
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 18562
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"As for the friend he normally helps me when I need it but he's mainly there so Im not by myself. I like to have someone to joke and carry on with"


How can he do that when all we see him doing is passed out lol?
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2887
Registered: Mar-06
Like I said, when we started the project he was going on 20 hours of no sleep w/ 12 hours of work
 

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Username: Wolf_hound

Phoenix, AZ

Post Number: 660
Registered: Sep-05
im not feeling it either but you did a great job.
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2888
Registered: Mar-06
Yeah. I really love it but to each his own. As long as everyone praises my mad skills were straight. haha
 

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Username: Jtown

Texas

Post Number: 3260
Registered: Mar-07
good job, how you liking that frontier, I'm considering getting one of the newer ones when I graduate...
 

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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 4619
Registered: Dec-06
I think they look good...
 

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 23
Registered: Jan-08
I like it man. Blacked out ftw. Good to see someone who hasn't jumped on the gaudy chrome rim fad.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 8789
Registered: Jul-06
Looks better than stock that's for sure. It looks more rugged now. Looks good in my opinion and you didn't shell out a lot of money for new wheels. Hopefully that paint stays on there though.
 

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Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 4541
Registered: Jun-05
looks better for stock rims. aslong as you like it thats all that matters
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2903
Registered: Mar-06
I love my frontier. I like the second and first gens. The first gens are faster than mine but you can't go wrong with nissan/infinity

Yeah. The rims on my jeep cost me 35 bucks each and these cost me about 35 for all for plus a day of work. Im not spending 500-1k on rims that Im going to take off road and worry about scratching. If I scratch these, a trip down to Car Quest, 8 bucks for paint and an hour of work and there back to new.
 

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Username: Heavens

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 14
Registered: Apr-07
haha that last pic lol, but it looks good good job
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4395
Registered: Mar-06
fixxed.

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Username: Denali_on_22s

I get Bucks like Milwa...

Post Number: 6166
Registered: Feb-06
honestly man, i think it will look sick when you get black side panels and everything else black, but with all due respect, i personally think it looks like complete dog sh1t as is.
 

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Username: Rovin

1 15 = 149.5 DBsTrinidad & T...

Post Number: 14325
Registered: Jul-05
i dont like that look at all , should have just redone the silver or go with gun metal gray


but i do like how u pwed ur buddy though ...
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