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Alloy painting

Discussion in 'Corsa' started by dannybhoy67, 25 September 2011.

  1. dannybhoy67

    dannybhoy67 Newbie

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    Hi guys, first post on here!
    Ive got a black 1.2 corsa energy (2011) and wanting to respray the alloys on them, thinking possibly black and red! Just wondering how to go about it? do most garages offer this or is it something that be done yourself?
    cheers
     
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    All depends how good you are at spraying. Preparation is the key to getting a good finish.
     
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Greetings and Welcome to our TorqueCars car Forum :)


    Feel free to have a look around the website, there are many varied and interesting articles to read on all manner of car modifying subjects.

    Also, you may find our members project threads and photo gallery very useful as a source of inspirational ideas towards your own very special project!

    Enjoy! :)
     
  4. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    anywhere that does spraying should be able to do it for you.
    or you can have a go yourself
     
  5. dannybhoy67

    dannybhoy67 Newbie

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    probably going to get it done professionally, dont really trust myself haha! cheers lads
     
  6. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    I know where your coming from with that! Sprayed a brake caliper a few years ago and it looked ok, then I thought, just give it one more coat that ought to do it, NO :amazed::embarrest: you would not believe what happened next! after that fiasco I decided to leave these things to professional people only :lol:
     
  7. dannybhoy67

    dannybhoy67 Newbie

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    haha what happened? :blink: would love to be able to do it myself but really dont trust myself haha
     
  8. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Cannot say as it was way to embarrassing, but I now where my talents are and it is not in spraying :bigsmile:
     
  9. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    It's all the prep work. Expect to pay around £200 for a full set of wheels to be done professsionally. But to do it yourself you may only pay around £50 for materials.

    Why don't you buy a cheap set to practise with? I've now sprayed 3 sets on wheels and currently doing a fourth. Practise makes perfect.
     
  10. dannybhoy67

    dannybhoy67 Newbie

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    haha! its more the removing the wheels are tires that I dont think Il be any good at, and then the prep! just dont want them coming out looking bad!
     
  11. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    If you never try, you'll never learn.
     
  12. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Tyre's can stay on the rim when painting. It's just a pain masking them all up.
     
  13. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Tip: Use a deck of cards to cover the tyres by sticking them in between the tyre and rim. It works perfectly and takes no where near as much time to do.
     
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  14. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Well I never :amazed: I like that idea :cool:
     
  15. Lowercase

    Lowercase Full member

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    If you was gonna have it done proffesionally you'd be much better off getting them powder coated. It's much more durable than paint & it'll never start to flake. Seen lots of painted rims over the years & the majority look tatty after a few years of road salt, poor up keep & shabby cleaning. Powder coating FTW. :)
     
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