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AudiSport12
05-13-2007, 06:21 PM
i received a free set of wheels from a guy off audiworld and im debating on what i want to do with them. i want to do something different with them (not having plain silver wheels) and maybe paint them black. but i dont know what would look best: a gloss black or a flat black? or any other ideas for a unique look? i just want to rock a different look on my car for a while.

and luckily enough i already had a free set of 17" tires that i got a few months ago that are the exact same tires as the ones currently on there which are shot.

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---im hanging on to the RS4's, not selling!

bOOOOstedAudi
05-13-2007, 06:23 PM
you car is way to shinny. i would say gloss

Chrispaay 1.8T
05-13-2007, 06:25 PM
my vote is gloss

BzeB5A4
05-13-2007, 06:28 PM
seeing as ur car is brilliant black...i vote gloss

AudiSport12
05-13-2007, 06:30 PM
thats what i thought. but i had a few friends tell me they think flat would look kinda cool.

any other ideas on what i can do to these wheels? i want something different if i decide not to go black.

IKE20VA4
05-13-2007, 06:31 PM
yeah, I would go with gloss.. Although flat would be 10000x easier to keep clean...it would not go quite as well. Gloss would be money. Good call not to sell the RS4's...there will come a time when you want them back if you get rid of them...trust me.

AudiSport12
05-13-2007, 06:36 PM
ok so i think i will do gloss. i think it'll look sick. haha and yeah i know id be kicking myself in the ass if i ever sold the RS4's


oh, and for those who have rattle can painted wheels before, did you use a clear coat on them or just leave the top coat as black? (sean1.8t?)

sean1.8t
05-13-2007, 06:41 PM
definately do gloss. i did on mine and it looks sick.. flat just makes them look beatup/stockish..

AudiSport12
05-13-2007, 06:44 PM
did you use a clear coat on top? do you have problems cleaning them, chipping paint, etc.?

sean1.8t
05-13-2007, 06:49 PM
NO CLEAR COAT!!! i tested that theory on two of them to see if it would help a lot with the appearance and longevity of the paint.. but no, complete opposite. more fading and chipping on the clear coated wheels than the other two w/ no clear..

main thing is use good quality paint.. i used some crappy paint the first time and it didn't do so well. not many chips but enough to notice.. then re-did them with some rustoleum metal primer and metal paint and they held up very well through most of the winter and are still looking good in my garage right now, waiting for next winter

AudiSport12
05-13-2007, 07:12 PM
alright well i bought duplicolor wheel paint in the rattle cans. hopefully that will work pretty well seeing as how that paint is 'made' for painting wheels. do you think i need to use a metal primer? did you sand the wheels down first to get the primer something to stick to or just sprayed the primer/paint right on?

europshhrc279
05-13-2007, 08:27 PM
glossy black with a thin red lip would look badass...time consuming but badass..my friend did it to his stock SI wheels and they look awesome

bellofello
05-13-2007, 08:40 PM
try gold? Like a darker gold though, like in between yellow and bronze kinda thing. Might be a bit "ricey" but on Japanese cars I love black with gold rims.

Like this sorta maybee....

http://www.wheelspecs.com/specs/images/WheelModels/volk_te37goldpl.png

bellofello
05-13-2007, 08:40 PM
why can I never find a set of rims for free....

onemoremile
05-13-2007, 08:55 PM
Satin titanium.

Squarrl
05-13-2007, 09:01 PM
alright well i bought duplicolor wheel paint in the rattle cans. hopefully that will work pretty well seeing as how that paint is 'made' for painting wheels. do you think i need to use a metal primer? did you sand the wheels down first to get the primer something to stick to or just sprayed the primer/paint right on?

I used that stuff on my rims... its terrible very soft. I was talking to a body shop guy says its enamel and will not harden unless you get it to 200C. I used normal car paint on another rim seems to last longer.

sean1.8t
05-13-2007, 09:27 PM
alright well i bought duplicolor wheel paint in the rattle cans. hopefully that will work pretty well seeing as how that paint is 'made' for painting wheels. do you think i need to use a metal primer? did you sand the wheels down first to get the primer something to stick to or just sprayed the primer/paint right on?

i actually didn't sand them. i cleaned them extremely well(like, if you were to detail a ferrari, clean).. scotch-brite pad helped scuff them up ever so slighly.. then used the primer and paint.. like 1 coat primer and 8-10 coats of paint. very thin layers of coarse

AudiTurrbo19
05-13-2007, 09:30 PM
I don't know how it would look but you could leave the little groove in the middle of each spoke silver so they would look like black split spokes. Just an idea to throw out there...

grip_racer
05-13-2007, 09:52 PM
satin

Mad_Audi
05-14-2007, 02:56 PM
glossy

20A4Audi1.8t01
05-14-2007, 05:55 PM
Hot Pink Kyle j/k [:D] Another vote for gloss black!

offroader1006
05-15-2007, 10:33 AM
just paint the spokes a matte black or gunmetal color

blackaudia4tk
05-15-2007, 03:00 PM
320 or red scotch bright the hell out of them you want a good scratch to adhear too then spray a sealer if you don't plan on sanding them, primer if you do and then a base- clear or single stage system rattle can paint is junk unless ya get the u-pol stuff from a auto paint store