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Ok apparently I seem to be one of the only guys that likes the sx wheels but anyway I am considering blacking them out. The question I have is that the silver pat of the wheels are plastic and I was wondering how you guys went around painting the wheels?
 

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The easiest way is to just remove the inserts and leave em' off...But if you want to go all black with the inserts you can paint them like I did...Just find a good match to the black on the rim, give em' a few coats then clear coat them...You can see pics of my red ones in my profile :)
 

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No joke I just did this today, and am still waiting on the clear to cure before I handle it.

I took the inserts out and scuffed them with 400grit followed by 3M Surface Prep Solvent. I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Black, and Krylon Industrial Clear. I don't know how the color match turned out yet, later tomorrow I'll put them on.

20 inserts is a lot to work with:eek: but hopefully they turn out
 

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I personally love the sx wheels and when I upgrade wheels and tires, ill be buying the sx wheels. I wouldn't change them
 

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I personally love the sx wheels and when I upgrade wheels and tires, ill be buying the sx wheels. I wouldn't change them
If we weren't so far I would've been up for a swap. I want 16's for winter instead of steelies, and buy 18's in the spring.


I took my time to get the best job I could. I couldn't help but grab one and put it in quick. I can't wait to see them all tomorrow, with 'Koup' center caps off ebay installed too.



mgrowc1 - what color is your car?
 

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racing red!

I painted the calipers this weekend and put some new carbon fibre center caps in and actually love the look now. I will leave it for a while and see how I like them.
 
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