1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Painted my wheels (PIC HEAVY)

Ginge Apr 3, 2011

  1. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    So as the title says I spent the weekend painting my avus 17" wheels black.

    So to start with I needed to get the wheels off, which was an absolute ball ache by the way when you only have the standard audi supplied jack and wrench :| . Being and ill-equipped student is not the best.
    So gear and entertainment:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Here we go, wheel sanded and taped up :
    [​IMG]

    Somehow managed to forget a whole pic of the primer but did get one of the dust cap I forgot to tape up... :(
    [​IMG]

    So now with the paint on :
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Whilst that was drying I did this ....
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    And this...
    [​IMG]

    So now lacquered :
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Just a quick note, when it rains and you move things in the shed just wait till its clear... massive headache from spraying inside :(

    Right, the wheels aren't back on the car yet so will take a picture tomorrow when they go back on, but heres one of the front:
    [​IMG]

    Any questions ask :)

    Rate and Slate you know the drill ;)

    Oh and yes that is a trolley, no I didn't steal it, I borrowed it from next door. It made a great spraying surface and then returned it them none the wiser :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2011
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

    Messages:
    10,110
    Likes Received:
    736
    Trophy Points:
    38
    looks great, did you paint the back of the alloys?,,,nice straight cut on the sarnie too
     
  3. tyrrelll

    tyrrelll Lukey.T

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Nice work! I always think the black badge + surround looks better on black cars. Wheels look ace
     
  4. Jonesy

    Jonesy Member

    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I'm tempted to do this, looks good. I have a bit of bubbling around a dust cap and some curbing on a couple of the rims. Think I would just need to sand it all down, primer, paint then lacquer?
     
  5. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Yeah man just and it flat and then use a finer grain to get it smooth for the paint, tbh I just had a little sand of the 1 kerb I have and sprayed over it, its less noticeable now.

    The kerb was from the new arb, turns out just doing the rear makes it go sideways .....
     
  6. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    won't lie, I did not do the backs, purely because after 40 minutes of scrubbing I hadn't finished the back of 1 wheel to clean, let alone de-greased for sanding.

    IMO it looks fine because the inside of the wheels are so dirty and for ~ £40 all in I wasn't expecting miracles.
     
  7. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

    Messages:
    10,110
    Likes Received:
    736
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Yeah not knocking them, they look fine..
     
  8. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Didn't think you were ;) and Thanks
     
  9. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    nice mate. my surround needs doing again. might do the badge too now ive seen urs. looks stealth
     
  10. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Yeah I'm loving the stealth :) debating doing the lining inside the headlights so its even more stealth.

    My very own batmobile :D:D
     
  11. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Looks good, you might've just inspired me to do mine anthracite now!
     
  12. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

    Messages:
    11,150
    Likes Received:
    804
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Looks really good mate, good effort for a DIY as well....

    Loving the grille and surround too, I did my surround a while ago, but its all chipped now, so will need to do it again, with a few more coats me thinks.

    As already mentioned, the black rings look good, but only on a black car, i have kept mine chromed on a silver car and think it looks just right.
     
  13. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Messages:
    11,227
    Likes Received:
    2,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Excellent news! Glad I could help :)

    Wheels look awesome dude!
     
  14. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Finally, the finished product :)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  15. wesser99

    wesser99 Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    looks good been toying with the idea of painting my alloys black
     
  16. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,831
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Looks really good :)
     
  17. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

    Messages:
    1,743
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Looks nice mate. I did the same thing when i first got my car but now changed to matt black just before this winter came!

    Get it lowered :)
     
  18. thegoal007

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

    Messages:
    799
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I will stand up for the 1% out there who never seem to voice their opinion, but sorry I just don't see it.
    And the comment above that "...think the black badge + surround looks better on black cars" - sorry, but I must be in alternate universe to understand the car with no idendity look.
     
    sportquattro likes this.
  19. Mings

    Mings A3 1.8T Sport

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Wow, that is a seriously nice looking car you've got there! Lovely job, the wheels really finish it off nicely!
     
  20. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    162
    Trophy Points:
    63
    A* good work bud.

    I have to agree though, hit it with the lowering stick, and some tyre dressing!

    Whats the interior combo like?
     
  21. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    You are allowed an opinion :) Personally I love it and it's only me that has to like it. Thanks for your opinion though, I see your no identity point but I prefer the stealth look of it.
     
  22. Gavin G

    Gavin G Member

    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Did you sand by hand or use a drill bit thing? Looks a tidy job btw :)
     
  23. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Will be going on Bilstein B8's and H&R 25mm lowering springs when funds allow, Its Black leather with White Alacantra (?) inside, as far as looks go, once lowered i'll be done and heading down the performance route.

    When I get bored of black there might be some form of red lip and grill surround heading my way but i'll have to see how long it takes me to get bored. If the past is anything to go by it will probably be in the next few weeks .....
     
  24. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Hand sand, with hind sight using a drill bit would have saved an age for the initial sand but would still hand sand between the coats of primer and paint. Hope that's clear :)
     
  25. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    259
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Crackin job mate, well done.
     
  26. rlc1985

    rlc1985 top gear

    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Nice job.... Lovin the pic of the paint all over the drive after painting audi badge and surround, lol. Good sarnie and pepsi to. :salute:
     
  27. TheButtonz

    TheButtonz Member

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I'll be doing this soon to my VAG 18" alloys. Wicked thrad and wickd job!!

    My only suggestion is to de-badge or paint the rear ring badge on yours.
     
  28. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    yeah I was debating it but you have to heat gun it off and wouldnt want to ruin any paint :)
     
  29. mike_plymouth

    mike_plymouth Member

    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    looks stop on mate, you know what would finish it off tho is a set of facelift rear lights ;P
     

Share This Page