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Thread: Re-sprayed Wheels to match paint job...almost done!!!

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    is there blue flake in them or is it just a reflection? is there any flake in the paint?

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    Default Re-sprayed Wheels to match paint job...almost done!!!

    Got the wheels painted today to match the paint job.







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    Quote Originally Posted by repenttokyo
    is there blue flake in them or is it just a reflection? is there any flake in the paint?
    Yes, there is blue flakes in the paint, thats why I got that second angle shot to really show it off, looks way way way better under the sun.

    Same as the car. I wanted to leave the "lip" silver but it was going to be alot of work and these wheels don't have much of a "lip"


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    I hope you're consistant in your overlap. By the way, how many coats of clear did you put on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPopTart
    I hope you're consistant in your overlap. By the way, how many coats of clear did you put on?
    Don't know, I'm not the painter/bodyman. I just give the order's and do the mechanic/electric work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_manners_god
    Don't know, I'm not the painter/bodyman. I just give the order's and do the mechanic/electric work.
    Oh, it's okay! It's mini-flake so the bumpiness won't be nearly as noticable. Looks good to me! I did my PC case black with red mini-flake. Man, pictures just don't do flake justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPopTart
    Oh, it's okay! It's mini-flake so the bumpiness won't be nearly as noticable. Looks good to me! I did my PC case black with red mini-flake. Man, pictures just don't do flake justice.
    Your telling me pictures don't do flakes justice, my whole car is flaked and the pics look nothing like it, espically on a sunny day.


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    You can get good flake pictures, you just have to take the picture the right way.

    What kind of camera do you use?
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    I hate to sound mean but I don't think a Canon 1Ds Mk2 would make this paint look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macv
    You can get good flake pictures, you just have to take the picture the right way.

    What kind of camera do you use?
    I'm confident you're thinking of something else, but could you explain? Even in popular magazines, I have never seen a picture that did flake justice. Obviously, you can tell something has flake, but it just doesn't look the same as you standing there, seeing the flake in the sun. Although, I couldn't really explain why; perhaps the hue is different with the naked eye.

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