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 Post subject: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:27 pm 

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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:
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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.
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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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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:22 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:39 pm 

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were there any aftermarket baby supra rims?


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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:59 pm 
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looks good!

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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:23 pm 

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Thanks guys!

njccmd2002 wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:59 pm 

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njccmd2002 wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:13 pm 

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so maybe these are replicas

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because i dont find any stamp that toyota used..

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


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 Post subject: Re: A Little Twist on Baby Supra Rims
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:40 pm 

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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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