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 #21444  by honsonwong
 Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:02 am
Recently I have bought 4 used 245/45r18 yokohama winter tires with rims, since the outlook of the rims are not good, so, today I have them all painted.
Here are what I have done.
1. Clean up the tires and rims,
2. sand the rims,
3. clean up the rims again with painter thiner,
4. wrap the tires,
5. apply 4 coats of dupli-color
6. apply 3 coats of matte clear-coat.

Total 5 hours to complete the job and used 2 can dupli-color and 1 can clear-coat
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This is the original looking
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P600 sand paper
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after clean up with painter thiner
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Wrap the tires
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dupli-color
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After 4 coats of dupli-color
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Clear-coat
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After 3 coats of clear-coat
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Finish.
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Last edited by honsonwong on Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:30 am, edited 2 times in total.
 #21455  by KuroNekko
 Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:03 pm
Wow, great results. You must upload pics once the wheels and winter tires are on the car.

honsonwong wrote:Edit: Sorry that the picture sequence is backwards.

Yeah, this is something that requires getting used to. When I upload photos for write-ups, I deliberately upload them in reverse order. Last photo in sequence is first to get uploaded as they stack in queue.
 #21458  by Moto
 Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:50 pm
Never fear admin boy is here...

Once you have the files uploaded(attached) you use the "place inline" button to add the image you want in whatever sequence you want. By by default the pictures will display in the reverse order you upload them at the bottom of the post.

If you are trying to explain something complicated this is the way to go.
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If you have a ton of image files you may want to host images externally and use the
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Geeks - Alternatively you could use the following code in this case.
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 #21460  by honsonwong
 Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:36 am
KuroNekko, I will post the pics once the tires mounted on my kizzy, since the weather is still warm in Vancouver, I think I will do it 2 weeks later.

Moto, Thanks for your instruction, I have edited the post and the pics is in sequence now.
 #21469  by KuroNekko
 Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Moto wrote:Never fear admin boy is here...

Once you have the files uploaded(attached) you use the "place inline" button to add the image you want in whatever sequence you want. By by default the pictures will display in the reverse order you upload them at the bottom of the post.

If you are trying to explain something complicated this is the way to go.
example.jpg

If you have a ton of image files you may want to host images externally and use the
Code: Select all[img]http://website/imagename.jpg[/img]
tags

Geeks - Alternatively you could use the following code in this case.
Code: Select all[attachment=9]20131111_102750.jpg[/attachment]
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Sweet tip. Thanks. I will definitely use this in the future.
 #21475  by bootymac
 Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:42 am
Looks great Honson! I look forward to seeing them on the car
 #21494  by honsonwong
 Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:42 pm
Weather report said the first snow of the year may happen this weekend in Vancouver, so I mounted the winter tires on my kizzy. Some pics to share.
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difference between the 245/45R18 on the left and the original 235/45R18 on the right.
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 #21495  by KuroNekko
 Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:58 pm
Looking good.
I noticed that you have the window visors and the moonroof deflector. I recently installed the window visors on my car as well.
In your opinion, is the moonroof deflector worth it? Does it really reduce the wind noise?
 #21496  by honsonwong
 Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:18 pm
KuroNekko wrote:Looking good.
I noticed that you have the window visors and the moonroof deflector. I recently installed the window visors on my car as well.
In your opinion, is the moonroof deflector worth it? Does it really reduce the wind noise?

TBH, I have never tried to open the moonroof just a little, usually, I tilt up the moonroof or totally slide open. However, the window visors are very helpful, especially in the rainy days, it keeps the fresh air circulate, but I don't feel it reduce the wind noise.
 #21498  by Juan
 Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:55 am
What did you do with the wheel pressure sensors??? just wondering...