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Old 06-29-2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default Dye-ing Wheels?

I'm currently working on building up a rally car from a TC3 and want it to look similarly to the WRC Subaru WRX.

The AE Conversion Kit for the TC3 comes with some white wheels that have a perfect pattern for the replica. However, I wanted to know if Rit Dye was good for this, since I can't find any 26MM Gold Wheels. Unless there's another alternative, which is painting the wheels gold. But this car is going to take some serious thrashing, so I don't want to go that route.

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rit dye works well but has a dull finish when done. My best friend dyed some white wheels black and they are black, but dull.
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Rit Dye should work on nylon wheels. Otherwise check out Tamiya, they make some golden wheels for a 2004 WRC Subaru WRX, they come in one of their TT-01 kits but i'm pretty sure you can buy them seperatly. Maybe check out Rainbowten.
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Yeah, I don't really want a "chrome" look. Flat is excellent.

I believe the Tamiya ones are 24MM, or else I would've purchased them already .
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Just so you know when you dye the wheels it will soften them up quite a bit.
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