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)
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).