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Old 03-28-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Painting Steel Wheels

Hey!

So I think I'm days away from getting my first vehicle, my first Toyota, and my first Tacoma... I'm excited to say the least

I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a Black A/C with steel wheels and I was just curious on any recommendations on how to paint them... Powder coat? Spray Paint? Professionally blasted and painted? Oh and pics would be nice!
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There are tons of painting threads. It is pretty easy and cheap, plus easy to fix. You sand, use adhesion promotor, prime, sand some more, prime again (2-3) coats, paint (2-3) coats, then clear coats (2-3) coats. Powder coating is nice but chips and is expensive. Do a search on here. I used Duplo wheel paint.
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Here's how i did it:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...rims-easy.html

they still look great today, havent touched up at all
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Here's how i did it:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...rims-easy.html

they still look great today, havent touched up at all
Thanks for the pic - your truck was actually my inspiration for going with steel wheels!
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Hey!

So I think I'm days away from getting my first vehicle, my first Toyota, and my first Tacoma... I'm excited to say the least

I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a Black A/C with steel wheels and I was just curious on any recommendations on how to paint them... Powder coat? Spray Paint? Professionally blasted and painted? Oh and pics would be nice!
Make sure you get a 4.5 backspacing or less for less problems with rubbing your uca's in the future
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Thanks for the pic - your truck was actually my inspiration for going with steel wheels!
thanks

had chrome rims on my other trucks

Decided to paint them before winter ( couple years ago )

but they turned out so good, havent looked for different rims

and once i put the Duratracs on , it was a done deal.

plus didnt have to mess with any back spacing, TPMS valves, etc.
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Wooo.... shes a work in progress...
Plasti-dip... not paint.



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Wooo.... shes a work in progress...
Plasti-dip... not paint.



Do you have any other shots? I had trouble making out the detail on the wheels. That looks sweet though - and you kept the Toyota emblem silver, which was something I was considering. Looks sharp!!
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I actually painted the center cap white before I put the plasti-dip on there. Then all I did was peel away the black on the inside of the logo. I had a hell of a time with my first 2 caps because I sprayed the white on too thick and I scored the dip too deep with a razor, I chipped the white paint and it flaked off when I pealed the dip. Once I got the hang of it though they came out real nice.

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I actually painted the center cap white before I put the plasti-dip on there. Then all I did was peel away the black on the inside of the logo. I had a hell of a time with my first 2 caps because I sprayed the white on too thick and I scored the dip too deep with a razor, I chipped the white paint and it flaked off when I pealed the dip. Once I got the hang of it though they came out real nice.

That looks so sick! Those wheels look 100x times better. What is plasti-dip though?
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