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Painting The Wheels And Wheel Weights On The '75


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#16 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Dang, that looks good.
Couldn't you paint the wheels when the tires were off and then just touch-up after mounting?

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Dang, that looks good.
Couldn't you paint the wheels when the tires were off and then just touch-up after mounting?


I did take the tires off to paint them. I did not do any touch up, I was able to keep the bead almost scratch free. The trick to keep the bead from scratching all up is to not only put lube on the bead of the tire but on the spoon bar as well.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 02:11 PM

I got the rear weights painted and put on, never had the chance to post the pictures of it.
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I painted the front weights, and put them on today. Without the weights, I would not have been able to move this! This was my brothers latest demo car, it went last night.
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Well, I took what should have been a weekend paint job, and turned it into a month and a half long ordeal. But, I am happy with the way they came out, although the fronts still look pretty bad up close.

I still have to take the mesh out of the grill, and paint that black. I am going to wait until I have a way to run my sandblaster before doing that.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:17 PM

Looks good Ryan. Oh, I like the mesh the way it is, adds character.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:37 PM

Glad you got the weights finished off. I know the feeling of things taking a long time to get finished up!

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 02:44 PM

Grill stays aluminum in my opinion too! Too much Black's not good. I think silver wheels would have been good too. Or the PK orange at least.




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