Rattle can Watanabes

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Rattle can Watanabes

Postby AKCowboy » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:25 pm

So I live in Japan right now and visit my local up garage about every other week. Last week I came across 4 Watanabe rims for 10000 yen ish (cost me about $110USD). They were pretty clean and just needed a strip and paint job.
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I have wanted to get the TOMS rims off my Hachi for a while and now a set or Watanabes fell into my lap.
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First thing I did was take them to a Sand blaster booth to get all of that old crappy looking paint off. After it taking 2 hours to do one rim I finally had to ask the owner if it was working right. I felt pretty embarrassed when he took the plastic bag out of the hose, but it sure did work a lot better after.
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After I was done when all of the rims I went to the store and picked up some denatured alcohol, primer spray paint and matte black spray paint. I used a little dish soap and water to give the rims a quick wipe down top get all of the extra sand/anything else off of the rims. Then I used the alcohol and gave them another wipe down to make sure I got the best and cleanest rims to paint. After the wipe down i gave the rims an even coat of primer and let dry for 1.5 hrs
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They looked pretty sexy already so I decided it was time for the black. I gave each rim a nice coat and let them dry for 30 min. after about 3 coats they were looking really good so I just lightly sprayed over the rims from about 3 feet away to try and give them the matte finish.
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This was my first time ever doing anything like this and I think they came out pretty good. I am getting tires put on them on Saturday so I will make sure to take some pictured of them installed on the car.

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby sekang0 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:59 pm

Wow That looks great man! So lucky you live in Japan.
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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby -zenki- » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:07 am

That levin is so clean, love it.

Wheels came out great, nice work.
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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby AKCowboy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:22 am

Well here she is with new shoes

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What do you think?

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby Spoold86 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:46 am

Nice job man, your plate says your in okinawa, you like it there?

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby AKCowboy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Yup i am in Okinawa and its pretty dope. I think mainland has more of a car scene tho.

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby AKCowboy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:01 pm

and thank you btw

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby picauchiha » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:19 pm

Wow they look super sexy lucky find

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby Grandmas86 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:10 pm

Very nice ! Great outcome

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby demee76 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:43 am

very nice panda :P

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby AKCowboy » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:59 pm

Thank you guys. Just an update i guess, but the rims are still holding on to the paint nicely!

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby crazyae86 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:13 am

lucky man clean you have there is 13 or 14 rims ??

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Re: Rattle can Watanabes

Postby Brendoninhawaii » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:18 am

wow you lucked out, and good job looks clean!

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