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Painted my Brembo wheels today

I got new tires this week and decided to cheap out on getting new wheels and just paint my extra set of Brembo wheels. I used this: Dupli-Color SHD1000 Shadow Chrome Black-out Coating Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive I think maybe I should have stopped at two coats but oh well it still looks pretty good IMO.
What does everyone else think?







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Awesome job and look! Did you pull them out or painted them as they are?


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I have two sets of these wheels so I had the new tires put on, painted them and then swapped with the bald ones on the car.
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Looks nice. I am starting to wonder about trying something with mine, go a gunmetal grey possibly.

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They look amazing!!................Did you Clear them?.....Or is that the gloss from the Paint?...................Sean
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Those came out great. How many coats did you end up putting on? Either way, good job!

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Three coats of paint and three coats of clear.
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Looks nice. I've been considering the same look. The black goes nicely with the candy paint. The next time you swap out with your factory Brembo wheels I would love to see one of each on the car for comparison sake. I might just do the same thing the next time I have some spare time.

Did you have scuff the original paint first or just clean and spray away?

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Looks nice. I've been considering the same look. The black goes nicely with the candy paint. The next time you swap out with your factory Brembo wheels I would love to see one of each on the car for comparison sake. I might just do the same thing the next time I have some spare time.

Did you have scuff the original paint first or just clean and spray away?
It said on the can that sanding wasn't necessary so I didn't, just cleaned and wiped them down with some reducer for a surface prep.







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The paint adherence on the factory paint is so bad, you're just asking for flake-off if you add more paint. I've had one BBP wheel replaced with a few days of ownership and others are showing signs of some distress, even with low miles on them.

To be sure, some form of light media blasting would be a good idea and if you're gonna do that, might as well get them PC.

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I think painting the wheels made my car stand out more lol, got thumbs up from two different people on the side of the road today.
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