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tobias.rollins
11-12-2010, 07:32 PM
I have a santorin blue B5 A4 with the rs4 ground effects. Would it be a sin to paint my 18'' RS4 B5 rims gunmetal?? im going for a new look and need the advice of serious Audi drivers.
thanks,
Tobias

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT8IgtHCmm048lNfevJaPxw2Wbb8ncQD aIZstth0OuJIJZOHqS8rg


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BlkdoutS4
11-12-2010, 07:36 PM
umm.. no. tons of people paint their wheels. just do it right, or have them powdercoated.

T0mat3
11-12-2010, 07:37 PM
Do it.... and dont care if people tell you otherwise. It's your car, not theirs. Plus, gunmetal looks good.

walky_talky20
11-12-2010, 08:12 PM
Gunmetal would not be a sin. I say go for it.

green a6
11-12-2010, 08:34 PM
x2 do it who cares

tobias.rollins
11-12-2010, 09:28 PM
thanks

Gooner1886
11-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Do it but use paint. Dot not powdercoat them.

Greedo
11-12-2010, 09:56 PM
Do it but use paint. Dot not powdercoat them.

Why not powder coat them? It's stronger and lasts longer.

coolgraymemo
11-12-2010, 10:17 PM
i think it would be good.

dtmeurosport
11-13-2010, 01:05 AM
...need the advice of serious Audi drivers.

so I'm curious: what qualifications must one meet to be considered a "serious Audi driver"?

I'm planning on powdercoating either some AMG monoblocks or S4 avus's purple in the next few months - the more colorful the better!

adr3naline fix
11-13-2010, 07:26 AM
I've seen orange RS4 reps.

Just saying

SnowBum124
11-13-2010, 08:25 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs214.snc4/39051_421422279268_688814268_4510245_7162637_n.jpg
i painted my RS4 rims orange

Gooner1886
11-13-2010, 11:54 AM
Why not powder coat them? It's stronger and lasts longer.

Powdercoating will weaken an aluminum wheels because of the temperatures.

Greedo
11-13-2010, 03:34 PM
Powdercoating will weaken an aluminum wheels because of the temperatures.

You are aware that many OEM wheels are powder coated.

The only way you will weaken a wheel is if you don't know what you are doing and leave it in the oven for too long. It's also best to let the wheel cool down before taking and having a tire mounted (to further help prevent bending of the barrels).

These are OEM wheels that I am currently working on...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs157.snc4/37189_455496932266_626002266_6150239_4954516_n.jpg

Gooner1886
11-14-2010, 01:53 PM
You are aware that many OEM wheels are powder coated.

The only way you will weaken a wheel is if you don't know what you are doing and leave it in the oven for too long. It's also best to let the wheel cool down before taking and having a tire mounted (to further help prevent bending of the barrels).

These are OEM wheels that I am currently working on...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs157.snc4/37189_455496932266_626002266_6150239_4954516_n.jpg

good job...

Greedo
11-14-2010, 01:55 PM
Finished product. I sprayed a turquoise base and then topped it with a light candy teal to bring the color to life.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs990.snc4/76389_457035132266_626002266_6168256_133446_n.jpg

somebody5788
11-14-2010, 02:25 PM
Also 420 degree's just isn't that hot for metal... lol. I just let it warm up in the oven at a normal rate and cool off at a normal rate and it shouldn't compromise the aluminum at all.

Greedo
11-14-2010, 03:30 PM
Most powders require temps between 340 and 400. The candies I used were 400; the base coats were 340.

blkaudi98
11-14-2010, 03:47 PM
I just got done painting and installing my winter rims. S4 rims...

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/blkaudi98/042-1.jpg

and of course the summer...

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/blkaudi98/5.jpg