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Old 01-21-2009, 07:46 PM
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Default Neat Trick for Painting Wheel Lips

I needed a way to paint some matching wheels for Project Axis, and I came up with this.

First, gather materials:
---Airbrush [or rattlecan]
---Highlighter/Expo Marker

Now, cut off the bottom of the marker. If the marker is too small, add some tape until the lip of the wheel is the only thing showing.

Next, shoot your base color, in my case, gunmetal:

Finally, put your marker on the wheel, taking care to center it. Shoot the lip color, in my case, yellow.

And that's it!


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very clever!! never woulda thought of that. id make the tape a little bit thicker, got a tad bit of over spray, but looks **** good!
Old 01-21-2009, 08:15 PM
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hmmmmmmmmmm i wonder what this is going on hahaha
Old 01-21-2009, 08:21 PM
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good idea.. i have some painting coming up.. might use this trick
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:21 PM
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Um he said project axis. Nice idea LOL love the simplicity
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great idea, thanks for taking the time to photo shoot the work for tut. I'm gonna use this deffinatly. Looks great.

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another way guys,paint the rim then(of your color choice) then put a piece of masking tape, and trace the tape around the rim, once you have a circular trace, cut the tape and the rim will not be exposed for paint, only the lip.
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That is a great trick, I will have to remember that when I paint rims on my next project. Thanks for the tut.
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