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Old 6th September 2011, 10:03   #31
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The enamel giving a tough time drying, might be because of the cold weather. Even after 4 days it is still not touch dry.
Have u tried using a blow dryer on it? It always works when I get my office shoes wet and have to wear it the next day. Not sure what the effect will be on paint. You could hold it at a distance.
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Old 6th September 2011, 12:32   #32
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Wow, thats brilliantly finished and looks like a pro job, have been contemplating painting my alloys into glossy black, but never got down to doing it. Looking at this post has me inspired, looks like its time to visit the paint shops!
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Old 6th September 2011, 18:36   #33
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@mercedised, You have to wait till Sept 13 for that as I will be going to kerala this week and will click some with the painted one.

@w0lf, No i have not tried that, but it is almost dry now. I will be using at as spare wheel till I reach Kerala, will click a pic after a good wash.

@bigblackshark, go ahead buddy , its worth a try.
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LionX - Awesome job. Well done. I especially like the white lettering on the tyres, will try it out soon on my Safari too. Do let us know which is the best method out of the 3 you have listed.
And yes, looking forward to see pictures of your Safari with these painted wheels.
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LionX - Awesome job. Well done. I especially like the white lettering on the tyres, will try it out soon on my Safari too. Do let us know which is the best method out of the 3 you have listed.
And yes, looking forward to see pictures of your Safari with these painted wheels.
Thanks verditer, I have put the tyre on safari last week and it does look good. Will post the pics tonight. For white lettering I would suggest spray cans (enamel) only as all others failed now itself. Try masking the area around the letters and use 4-5 coats of spray paint.
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Great job there mate.

I have personally tried the white lettering thing with Berger paint available in hardware shops (Rs. 12). It holds good for about a month to two & a can lasts long, really long, ding dong
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So this is how it looks with the new rim,
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I am going ahead with the idea of painting all other rims likewise.
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So this is how it looks with the new rim,

I am going ahead with the idea of painting all other rims likewise.
This looks awesome , you should paint all the other RIMS as well . Have you though about baking and smoking the head lights too ?
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This looks awesome , you should paint all the other RIMS as well . Have you though about baking and smoking the head lights too ?
Haven't thought of smoking the headlight yet, but a projector setup is there on the cards. Need to finish of some interior beatification before concentrating on other areas of improvement.
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I had missed the updates on this thread.
The Safari now has a wild look. Are you considering hooking up some auxillary lights? They should complete the new appearance.
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I had missed the updates on this thread.
The Safari now has a wild look. Are you considering hooking up some auxillary lights? They should complete the new appearance.
Haven't thought of Aux lights mainly because of the mounting problems. Don't want to put a bull bar due to safety reasons.

Concentrating more on interiors now.
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