Updated 4/20, GTZ Rims on the GTZ

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Updated 4/20, GTZ Rims on the GTZ

Postby ROLNGTZ » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:45 pm

I dropped my GTZ rims off for sand blasting. Cost me $35 for the set to be done. The rims originally were powder coated red from the factory. Member Highvoltage had them painted sublime green for his GTZ clone. The member that bought it from him painted them black. I traded a set of Z26 rims for them. I painted them Black Rose Metallic to match my '95 Z26. So there was a lot of paint to be removed. I plan to sand them down to a nice polish finish. Later they will be painted to match the custom paint job that is going on my GTZ.
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After they were sand blasted.
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Comparison. One on left not sanded. One on right has been sanded with 320 grit paper Keep going with a higher grit till I get the finish look I want. I will keep posting progress pictures as I go.
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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:39 pm

What color will that be?


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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Rodville » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:53 pm

How come they only removed the paint on the face?



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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby ROLNGTZ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:31 pm

Money pit Beretta wrote:What color will that be?

The GTZ is getting a multi-color custom paint job. The paint scheme will carry onto the rims. Once the rims are painted. They will NEVER see the pavement. They will be strictly for car shows only.



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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby ROLNGTZ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:32 pm

Rodville wrote:How come they only removed the paint on the face?

Thats all I asked for them to remove. The inside will be painted black or white in the future.



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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby ROLNGTZ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:37 pm

I finished sanding on one of the rims. Started with 320 grit, then 600 grit, finished with 1000 grit. They are smooth enough for paint. I might get out a buffing wheel and really make them shine. Not sure.

Rim on left is the finished wheel. One on right hasn't been touched.
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Sanded wheel with center cap.
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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Rodville » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:41 am

I can't wait to see the finished product.



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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby weba » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:25 am

I really need to do this one day.



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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:14 pm

That plan sounds good. I thought that 320 grit was best for painting and 1000 was only for buffing. Don't the larger scratches from the 320 give the paint more to hold on to?


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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby ROLNGTZ » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:41 pm

Money pit Beretta wrote:That plan sounds good. I thought that 320 grit was best for painting and 1000 was only for buffing. Don't the larger scratches from the 320 give the paint more to hold on to?

I will have to rough them up a bit before painting. I just want a smooth finish till then.


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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Bandit » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:52 pm

Looks good, although I would have had them blast the back side of the rim. Since It would be seen with them on the car.



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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:35 pm

Why the smooth finish?


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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby ROLNGTZ » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:00 pm

Money pit Beretta wrote:Why the smooth finish?

Just a personal chioce. If I put them on the GTZ before they are painted, I want them to look nice.


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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:36 pm

I thought you were going to say that!


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Re: GTZ Rims Project

Postby ROLNGTZ » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:08 am

Money pit Beretta wrote:I thought you were going to say that!

You have to admit. The GTZ factory rims by far are the coolest looking rims for a Beretta. 8)


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