My other half has got a Fiat Grande Punto and when she bought it she said that it looked too much like an old persons car. I told her not to worry because with tinted windows, a nice set of wheels and a bit of lowering the car would come up really nice.
The tints were installed pretty much straight away, went for 20% on the rear screen and 35% on all the side windows.
The wheels were purchased from a member on a fiat forum but have been sat in the workshop for months now. I needed to order the correct size spiggot rings, and after having fitted one as a trial the gap in the arches was ridiculous. so definitely needed a good lowering. -50mm Eibach springs were delivered last week. So i got on with swapping the springs and wheels at the same time.
Here is how the car looked when she first got it:
When taking off the rear wheels i noticed that the rear brake drums were rusted to hell. Knowing that this would look rubbish behind the wheels being fitted i decided to experiment a little. Rather than paint them i thought i'd try powdercoating them and seeing how they came up.
So this is how it looked when the rear wheel came off:
After a good going over with a wire brush:
All masked up and ready for powder:
And after two coats of powder and a good blast in the oven:
With them fitted on the car:
So the transformation is complete, the car now looks awesome and it handles so much better! Shame it's just a little 1.4 litre lump under the bonnet though.