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Has anyone painted their rims black?<p>Can it be a DIY job? Any tips on paint or prep?<p>Basically my car would look just like this but with black rims! What do you think?<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnetconsulting.com/swedespeed/gallery/s60/slowrey.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (SML)

Personally I don't care for black Tethys wheels but it's your car.....<br>"SeventyR" bought some for a T5 wagon I sold him, they lasted on the car for only a couple of months <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (Turbos60)

i am considering doing this. If you do it, make sure to post pics so i can make up my mind!
 

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Absolutely do it. I love black wheels (i have them), and it's a really easy mod that will make your car look much better. I used rustoleum, like 3-4coats, and it will be perfectly flat black. Just make sure you do a good sanding job. You can use primer if you want, I didn't, but they were more of my "winter wheels", but they're also my only set for now. Just sand it with 300grit paper just so the paint sticks well.
 

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Not a 60....<p> <IMG SRC="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/my_d3c3mb3r/IMG_0083-3.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Here are some pictures that were taken about a couple months ago. Excluding the roof racks, i now have clear corners, and I have a lot more exterior mods for the summer on the way. <p><IMG SRC="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/lockheed2266/IMG_2436.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/lockheed2266/IMG_2423-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/lockheed2266/IMG_2421.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/lockheed2266/IMG_2409-1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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hi new here from bonny scotland <br>i have a stone black s60t5 just got my rims refurbed so i went for something diffrent BLACK RIMS ,SML was asking what they look like ,i think they look pretty cool still need centre caps<p><IMG SRC="http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/stedgey/s60t5/100_1023.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/stedgey/s60t5/100_1004.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/stedgey/s60t5/100_1008.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (SML)

If you were to also paint the moldings a true black, I think that would look pretty good. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t5edgey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hi new here from bonny scotland <br>i have a stone black s60t5 just got my rims refurbed so i went for something diffrent BLACK RIMS ,SML was asking what they look like ,i think they look pretty cool still need centre caps<p><IMG SRC="http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/stedgey/s60t5/100_1008.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The black on black is nice - but please paint the calipers.
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (VTT5)

hi your the first one ive spoke to on here HELLLLLLLLLO<br>cheers i think so to but cost a lot to do that ive dyed the with forever black thats bought them up alot
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (t5edgey)

HI NOT GOT ROUND TO PAINTING THE YET BUT IT WILL COME THINKING RED WOT YOU THINK
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (t5edgey)

Oops sorry to not to welcome you to Swedespeed in my previous post, so Welcome and enjoy SS!!<p>I was referring to painting the brake calipers black or another fancy color. The paint is cheap and all you need is a day for it to dry.<p> <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/Brakes/Brake-Caliper-Paint-Kit/p-74-391-3385/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...3385/</A><p><br>
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (t5edgey)

.<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t5edgey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">HI NOT GOT ROUND TO PAINTING THE YET BUT IT WILL COME THINKING RED WOT YOU THINK</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Red is too flashy for me.<p>Since you have the black thing going with the grille I would go with black calipers
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

ye thanks fot that input black would be good , would like a lot of things for my car these things cost ie bodykis ,suspention etc etc <br>the forum seem realy good tho lots of info on hare <br>roy
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (t5edgey)

<IMG SRC="http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/stedgey/s60t5/100_1013.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>just some more pics<p><IMG SRC="http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/stedgey/s60t5/100_1005.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Should I paint my T5 Rims Black? (t5edgey)

i think you should do them got mine powder coated for £250 dont no if its cheeper over there
 

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t5edgey<br>the black wheels look great with the black car!<br>i am going to do some net research on painting rims and work out how much it will cost for a DIY.
 
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