View Full Version : Can't stand the stock wheels on my Camaro had to paint them


NHRA4MULA
05-20-2012, 03:30 PM
I just hated the way the stock wheels looked dirty, dull, faded silver. I had to do some thing so here's what I came up with a couple of cans of spray paint and about a days worth of work .....and of course it made the brakes look like crap so today I'm painting them ....yesterday the rims today the brakes let me know what you think ... I think the car looks way better ....I would like to buy rims but thats just not in the cards right now

And a good friend showed up with a set of brand new chrome lug covers for my caps .... the clip in kind that holds the cap on ......sweet....

projectX
05-20-2012, 03:35 PM
Much better - cheap upgrade. lol

01BlueSS1995
05-20-2012, 04:07 PM
They still look like the regular old 5 spokes just painted. lol, But they do look much better! good job OP, did you clear on top or anything like that? let us know how it holds.

NHRA4MULA
05-20-2012, 04:58 PM
They still look like the regular old 5 spokes just painted. lol, But they do look much better! good job OP, did you clear on top or anything like that? let us know how it holds.

Had a can of old bright metalic silver paint laying around used that for the rim lip and got a can of Rust-oleum gloss black for the rest of the rim it cost more for the pin stipe tape than for the paint LOL and we will see if it holds up....

01BlueSS1995
05-20-2012, 05:02 PM
Had a can of old bright metalic silver paint laying around used that for the rim lip and got a can of Rust-oleum gloss black for the rest of the rim it cost more for the pin stipe tape than for the paint LOL and we will see if it holds up....

Lol, that is pretty funny. How did you prep??

NHRA4MULA
05-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Lol, that is pretty funny. How did you prep??

Steel wool = scrubbed the crap out of them first and then scuffed them real good with the steel wool till they started to look like fresh paint

LilJayV10
05-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Looks good. You did a good job taping the wheels up. Now about those lug nuts...

Jr.Samples
05-20-2012, 07:39 PM
Looks great!

I did the same thing on my daughters Grand Prix. I used a spray can on this one. On my wife's car I used some automotive paint left over from my Formula repaint. Yes there was a difference but both came out pretty well.

BTW on both cars I ditched the crap factory lugs and wint to Discount Tire and got all new chrome lugs. Only a buck each.

NHRA4MULA
05-20-2012, 07:54 PM
Looks good. You did a good job taping the wheels up. Now about those lug nuts...



What about the lug covers need that style to hold the caps on ??? you thinking black caps

99-TransAm
05-20-2012, 10:15 PM
the rims look way better in person

Cra-Z Larry
05-21-2012, 08:12 PM
You're definately gettin that Hawaii 5-0 car lookin good!! Good friends always make a project go better! Brakes are lookin good too. Glad that I wear my sunglasses when I stop by....now lets get it back to the track and see if its quicker with the new paint!!! CamDav bets that its slower with the extra weight!! Time will tell my friend, plus that 100 shot will wake it up, look out Dave he's commin for ya!!! Larry.

NHRA4MULA
05-21-2012, 09:23 PM
You're definately gettin that Hawaii 5-0 car lookin good!! Good friends always make a project go better! Brakes are lookin good too. Glad that I wear my sunglasses when I stop by....now lets get it back to the track and see if its quicker with the new paint!!! CamDav bets that its slower with the extra weight!! Time will tell my friend, plus that 100 shot will wake it up, look out Dave he's commin for ya!!! Larry.



LOL I'm coming for ya Dave ....I dont know if the paint will make it faster but I think the trans and conveter will ,,,,,,,