View Full Version : Should I paint my stock wheels?

05-25-2004, 01:40 AM
I'm debating whether I should paint my stockies or not.


Thats what it might look like; think its tacky, or should I just do it?

05-25-2004, 01:41 AM
do it!!!!!!!!!!!makes it look jdm'd out...lol

05-25-2004, 01:49 AM

ghetto budget jdm, yo :p

05-25-2004, 01:50 AM
I just thought someone stole your wheels.:confused:

05-25-2004, 06:38 AM
Stock Wheels looks better.

05-25-2004, 06:42 AM
yeah man, keep it like that.

05-25-2004, 07:05 AM
sorry I think that they look cheese

05-25-2004, 07:49 AM
Nah dont do it suk

05-25-2004, 07:56 AM
I'd say if you are gonna paint them...to maybe find someone locally that's getting rid of their stockies plus tires...so you'll a)have something else to ride on... b)can change whenever you want c)won't ruin your wheels.
Also, have you thought about powdercoating? I think it looks much better up close and ultra-durable.

05-25-2004, 09:21 AM
Keep them how they are!

Ep3 No.2
05-25-2004, 10:17 AM
do it. !
if u dont liek it you could always use it as winter wheels =OP

05-25-2004, 10:21 AM
I actually like the look when painted black, but they can look cheesy if not done well. If you're going to pay for powdercoat you might as well get some new wheels IMO.

At the end of the day, do what you want. You drive it after all.

05-25-2004, 12:29 PM
I thought it would look kind of cheeeezy too :smilem:

I'll just wait until I pick up some new wheels.

Ep3 No.2
05-25-2004, 12:45 PM
what about white instead of black ?

05-25-2004, 12:49 PM
Yeah, I'm holding out for new rims - Black Slips or Bronze Heliums. I know they are popular, but I go days (sometimes weeks) without seeing another EP3, so what the hell - I like them and they are lightweight.

Good luck on your wheel search. :)

05-25-2004, 12:56 PM
I saw someone else here with white stockies and didn't like it.

I was looking into the Konig Quickk, 13lbs and 15x7, cheap too :p


The bottom is the Konig Network, also 15x7, not sure of the weight.


Ep3 No.2
05-25-2004, 01:48 PM
i saw ur post on em, id go for the quicks.

05-25-2004, 02:02 PM
Konigs look way better than painted stockers.

Leave the stockers stock!


05-26-2004, 07:28 AM
I am doing it to my white 03 sir, i think it looks way better then the boring stalk grey....

06-12-2004, 01:49 PM
i painted mine and i like em....

06-14-2004, 12:15 AM
Suk02Si, first look at the chopped pics in the first post I thought it was gunmetal. It looked real good. Got me thinking.....

JP2 04 EP3
06-17-2004, 11:45 AM
Do It!!!!!!!........I painted my stockers on my 04 and its the shit. I get nothing but hell yeas. I love it, its cheap and it looks good. Give love to the local hardware stor buy up that black paint like its goin outa style.:D

06-22-2004, 12:23 PM
DONT DO IT MAN!!!! If you want to trade me, stockers + a little bitty cash...I want more meat so I can rally my car man!!!!

Then you can paint the sokudo black!

07-06-2004, 04:20 PM
The paint will chip off inevitably. Especially when you have to mount new tires, the rim of the wheel will get chipped pretty badly and it will look like crap. Just get new wheels...16"s look good on the EP.

07-06-2004, 09:08 PM
buy some rims. painting it is ghetto style lol. but your car looks fine the way it is. but some new rims would even make your ride even tyter. :)

07-06-2004, 09:24 PM
do it! i painted mine with spray paint and they came out nice


06-15-2008, 03:20 PM
if u do it correctly it would like pretty alright... I didn't even want to waste my time so i just bought som sick rims. But u could def make it work