Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Silver gone Black!

I woke up to a gloomy, rainy Saturday morning and I just sat by Silver with a good cup of java for company. Under the incandescent lighting, with the droning sound of rain splatter, and caffeine early in the morning, the play of light on Silver's pearly paint just struck me that the wheels are too dang shiny in all its hyper-silver glory. A re-paint then!

Off I went to RPM, paint and masking tape in one hand, and sandpaper in the other, we were going to initiate the re-paint. Here's a picture of the all shiny rims in hyper silver.
And this is after a mild scrub using the industrial grade paper my buddy hooked me up with. Super efficient with water, the abrasives keep going on and on. I only used a 3"x6" strip to finish off scrubbing all 4 rims.
This is a close up of the scrub marks. Check out the spokes, all the lacquer and paint is gone!!!
Scrubbed down, scratched up and cleaned with Fab.
Then air dried to void contaminants and particles from the surface.
I did the masking job to prevent overspray and to maintain the perfectly polished lip.
Front rims were sprayed and proceeding to mask and spray the rears.
Fer doing all the spraying. He has amazing control of the spray cans in small areas. I swear he could be a graffiti artist in some past life.
The painter double checking all his fine work then the finishing touches will be layered on.

Fer doing the second layer of black which is also the third layer of paint if you count the undercoat.
Finally, the fruit of our 2 hour labor was a super shiny finish and all this was done in rainy weather! Sweet!
I then met up with Soon to see how he was doing with his project Scooby. He's doing all the re-wiring and minor adjustments on his own during free time. R-E-S-T-E-C-P.
We finished off a wonderful day of cooling weather, DIY projects and wonderful company with a Teochew dinner at Sunway Tunas.


darius said...

i like this post alot bro... coz i like DIY's... congrats...=)

ScAvEnGeR said...

Hey Darius, nice to hear from you. DIYs are loads of fun and fulfilling albeit a little hard work and sweat required.

kev said...

DIY's are cool, but i usually let others do the dirty work, either free or paid money LOL! I also did some DIY to my rims too but i went the opposite way lol. Check out my finished ride stance in my blog, haha

btw the word verification for this one was makegal, lol

ScAvEnGeR said...

Aw man... You're missing out on the best part of the DIY bro.

I'm checking out your blog as I'm typing this. Awesome. I can't believe my eyes when I read "sticker". Da-yum!

kev said...

hahah, well i only diy certain stuffs which my brain could only take that much, lol. usually im the one who designs, then someone else does the thing, lol, its like london garage! hahaha. oh yeah lowered my car, u can see the lowered looks :D

btw coming to track day tommorow, u must come

ScAvEnGeR said...

Sharkie looks great bro. Still nice and clean Euro lines. Hard shoulders and clean geometry!

I couldn't make it to track day. My grandpa was admitted to hospital on mid-Saturday night.

kev said...

sorry to hear about ur grandpa. my grandaunt hit a similar situation so i left half way too. anyways, i have added another toy to my car, feel free to look at it :D

ScAvEnGeR said...

I wish your grandaunt a speedy recovery. I guess its just age catching up with them.

And you got strobes! Dang...