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Refinished the wheels on my 88 project


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#1 fixture

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:42 PM

Waiting for some engine parts and had time to redo the wheels. Someone sprayed them with a light gold color for some reason.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:54 PM

Very clean.   Black looks awesome and the polished lip really stands out.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:09 PM

Wheels make the car if you ask me!

Is that a spray of a custom color or a shetland?
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:30 PM

someone resprayed it like this glitter silver. it is awful. It looks ok at a distance. Once you are up close it is horrid. It looks like a 70 s porn movie. I will take pictures closer to the paint and show you how bad it is. I dont know what to paint the car since it has the black and tan interior. I would like Figi but not sure.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:09 AM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

Yep.   White, Fiji, or San Marino :)

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

Great work!

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:48 PM

View Postfixture, on 07 November 2017 - 10:30 PM, said:

someone resprayed it like this glitter silver. it is awful. It looks ok at a distance. Once you are up close it is horrid. It looks like a 70 s porn movie. I will take pictures closer to the paint and show you how bad it is. I dont know what to paint the car since it has the black and tan interior. I would like Figi but not sure.

I had the same dilemma as you when I had my car painted.  My favorite color on these cars is Grace Silver and I really wanted to paint my car that color, but I had the black and tan interior, which I really didn't want to give up ... so it sorta limited my color choices.  I really didn't think the silver would look right with the tan interior.  My wife talked me into the Fiji, which I really like too, and, ultimately I'm happy I went with.  I still drool though when I see a sweet Grace Silver.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

It was originally white. With these cars, I have noticed the colors they are painted bring out the flares and some colors don't. I Will have to check out your pictures Techboy, since I really miss my Figi. That color brings out all the right curves.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

Looks great! Need to do mine just like this




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