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respraying vs berlina alloys?

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my vs berlina has stock alloys and I'm seriously tempted to respray them black. just wondering what your opinions are and how exactly I would go about doing this?
if anyone has done this some pics and or tips would be fantastic =)
 

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What do vs berlina rims look like? Im only asking as im curious to know what rims I have on my berlina... also I suck at painting so im not going to be much help, sorry

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I'm on my phone and having trouble uploading a photo. I'll try when I'm on a pc. in the mean time, Google images?
 

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I had a mate spray a set of vx ss rims Matt black for me. They were in good nick apart from 1 or 2 had some pretty decent gutter rash. Lots of sanding to get them back into perfect nick and he sprayed them with just a Matt black and I left them for about a week before I had the Tyres put on. Lots of prep work cause any little marks shows up in black.
BEFORE

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Hope this helps.
 

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What do vs berlina rims look like? Im only asking as im curious to know what rims I have on my berlina... also I suck at painting so im not going to be much help, sorry


I just happen to be using some black paint today, if I get around to it I will spray a couple of these just for the hell of it, so the OP can see the result..

Personally I think the answer is going to be bad... the centre caps will look all wrong in black, and the paint on the centre caps will be too easily damaged, but if I get a chance I will do a couple anyway just for giggles.
 

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thanks guys c:
would love to see it if you get a chance dakster
 

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Yep they are the ones I have. Would you need to get plastic primer and have an elasticiser put into the paint for the centre caps, I know they can bend a bit when levering them off and normal paint would probably crack


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no they will be fine. Plastic primer not required if you dont remove the existing paint, just rub it back and undercoat over it. Plenty of flex in most paints for the small amount required.
 

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would you use acrylic paint in an air gun like you'd hook up to an air compressor or can you get aerosol stuff that would work well?
 
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