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    Painted my ES Wheels

    I wanted a different look on the cheap, $10.00 for two cans of Rustoleum Premium Wheel Paint Cheap

    Left the tires on, used the card trick
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    I like the new look, but I may change the vinyl decal... The black takes away from the gun metal gray wheels.
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    Nice! Looks good. I was thinking about plasti dipping my ES wheels white to match my mirage.
    2014 ES F5MBD aka 5MT. I am a full time Uber driver, if you want to drive for uber DO not sign up without my referral code for a bonus .

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex16 View Post
    Nice! Looks good. I was thinking about plasti dipping my ES wheels white to match my mirage.
    White on white would look great... I would use the white wheel paint from rustoleum... Easier to wash!
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    Looks good. I like it. I'd keep the decal too though.

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    Looks good. Any important prep you did before using Rustoleum paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocart3r View Post
    Looks good. Any important prep you did before using Rustoleum paint?
    Powerwashed the wheels & scrub brushed them. Let them dry, then I wiped the with a lint free rag and isopropal alcohol & sprayed the with my air compressor to make sure no liguid remained anywhere ( especially around the valve stem and tire )
    Applied the cards and painted the back first with six light coats... Flipped them over and applied the cards to the front and did eight light coats.

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    Update the center caps with a red vinyl inlay Mitsubishi Logo
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    what springs did you get to lower your car?!

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    I was going to subjest red vinal diamonds, beat me to it, perfect!


    2014 ES F5MBD aka 5MT. I am a full time Uber driver, if you want to drive for uber DO not sign up without my referral code for a bonus .

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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