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I just got my 2013 Rio LX. I'm new to the KIA scene and was wondering if anyone new of any performance mods coming out soon? Like intake, exhaust, engine management. I just painted my wheel covers white and did a few emblem mods.Thanks.

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Your Rio looks fantastic - the white wheel covers are a great mod!
 

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Thanks. :) I used Krylon Fusion for plastic After some prep sprayed them down with 2 coats.

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i want to try this on my tire covers now lol what kind of spray did you use?
 

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Krylon Fusion(for plastic)

I used Krylon Fusion gloss white paint. The trick is preparation. I sanded the wheel covers thoroughly then used a paint prep wipe(tack cloth) to remove dust and debri. Then two coats of Fusion. Dries overnight then reinstall.

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I'm thinking painting mine black...do you think it will look good like yours?

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Black wheels?

I dunno about black. I guess I'm partial to white. I always liked white cars and white wheels. I guess you can photo shop a pic and make your wheels black and see if you like it. But I like white on white or white on red.. Thats my opinion.

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i tried a smoked gray it looked nice but ill take pics and post them when they are done tomorrow
 

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Nice! I love your wheels. I have a bright silver lx sedan. (not a hb lover) i do not believe white would look good with my tinited windows. but i love the white on white on urs!
 

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My new Rio5 should be delivered this week. I'm also getting a white one, but I'm thinking of putting black wheels on it. I have white wheels on my motorcycle, and they do look good, but they get dirty quickly and I'm constantly cleaning the wheels... lol.
 

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Visibility mod!

Have you done the reflector light mod? It's super easy and only takes about two hours! I also glued LED's above my license plate!
 

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Congrads on your new Rio, i was looking for a 2013 as well but i never found in manual base model. Sigh...so i got a 2014 instead...lol
 
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