Virgo | My Black Brick

My Black Brick

Keeping a '92 Volvo 240 Wagon on the Road & Other Automotive & DIY Musings

Which wheel is not like the other?

It’s been over 2 years since I painted my Virgo 15″ front rims but I never did the rear. The difference between the new paint and the old rim isn’t really noticeable to the untrained eye.

In the image above I rotated the side wheels, so the clean one is on the rear. I thought of trying a 2-tone paint job but now I’m not so sure. I think it might be cool to go with a neutral gray color, non-metallic, and then use a super glossy clear coat. Similar to the beautiful Aviator Gray for the Audi TT. Considering my budget, I may just go with a primer and clear coat.


Gunmetal Virgos?


I’m going to be painting other 2 rims and was playing with the idea of going gunmetal black for the spokes of the rim. I usually don’t like painted Virgos, but after a few minutes in Photoshop I think this doesn’t look too bad.


Painting the Virgos

I’m heading down to VA and plan to put the brick on jacks and paint the front wheels. I found a great thread on Turbobricks about repairing Virgos. Looks like I’ve got some reading to do.

Image from Crazychopstick on Turbobricks.