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    A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    Just posting this to give some people an idea that small little details may change the look on your rims, not a drastic change, but simple and effective. Most of you are familiar with the Baby Supra rims, whether OEM or aftermarket, and they usually come as pictured:

    Chrome with plain metal inserts.

    So, I decided to give the rims a bit attitude or enhancement per se. Of course, this procedure isn't new and was done decades ago, but it's a nice touch.
    Things I used:
    - Brillo Pad
    - Masking Tape
    - Razor Blade
    - Black Primer (Dupli-Color Aerosol)
    - Black Enamel (Dupli-Color Aerosol)
    - Patience

    First, I filled a bucket with water and soap in order to lubricate the scuff pad/brillo pad during the scrubbing of the inserts. I advise you to wear gloves as my nails were filed down using the brillo pad. When done, I washed the rims with soap and water to rid any contaminents, and dried them with a soft cloth.
    Now the masking process.

    Here comes the patience part. I used the razor blade to cut off the excess tape on the accents. This is very time consuming, can't you tell? Ok, before I applied any primer, I made sure to remove every little piece of tape and used compressed air to blow off any particles. I then used a bit of thinner on a cloth to rid the inserts from contaminents. It was time to lay down the primer (2 coats - waiting 10 mins between). After 20-30 mins, I finally layed down the black enamel (2 coats of each 5-10 mins apart and the 3rd wet coat to give it that shine).

    End result


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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    Looks good, I'm about to do the same thing to a old set of Midland Metallic wheels I've been trying to sell, they just need a little something to make them pop. Good job!

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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    were there any aftermarket baby supra rims?

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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    looks good!

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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by njccmd2002
    were there any aftermarket baby supra rims?
    Yes, Eagle Alloy/American Eagle Wheels did make a replica. I remember buying a pair of skinnies around 04-05 at a local shop. I don't remember the model number, but I think they stopped making them a few years ago. I'll try looking for a model number.

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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    Quote Originally Posted by njccmd2002
    were there any aftermarket baby supra rims?
    Found some info online, not sure if they continue to make them though.
    http://www.eaglewheels.com/050.htm
    http://www.aewheel.com/eagle_alloy_wheels.cfm?id=50

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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    so maybe these are replicas



    because i dont find any stamp that toyota used..



    and they inner lip holds a cap, the cap is not screwed...

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    Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims

    I believe those are legit. I can tell by the center of the rim with the ridges and the red painted center insert. My brother has a pair of those. Definitely OEM. Polish those suckers up.

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