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respraying vs berlina alloys?

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You could also add effects into the paint if you wanted, like in post 145 HERE
 

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is the paint expensive? how much would I need for 4/5 wheels?
I assume I'd need to mix with paint thinner before spraying?
Also, how do I give you rep? XD
 

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Do you have spray equipment or are you going to use aerosols? Rep is the little star on the bottom left of your posts..
 

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I have a compressor and a couple spray guns.
ok XD I'm fairly new to this site
 

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For a full set of wheels you could pick up 500ml primer/filler, 500ml black, 500ml clear, and 4 litres of GP thinners for less than $100.

Paint would be mixed at 3:2 (thinners/paint). I can do a single full coverage coat on a whole car with 1 litre of paint + 1.5L thinners.
 

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I will be doing this as soon as I can afford it lol
 

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I was talking to someone the other day who says its only about 50 bucks per wheel to get them sandblasted and powdercoated. Might be worth ringing around and checking. I doubt you can powdercoat the plastic caps though, because the powder is cured at about 200C AFAIK, so they will need to be painted separately. Definitely a better option if you can afford it, powdercoating looks great and will last for years.
 
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