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Old 09-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Wheel and grille painting

ok I want to paint my trd offroad wheels and the chrome around my grille.
The wheels I want to do dark like black or dark grey and grille silver or black.
Have any of you guys done this?? can you post pics for me and some tips on prepping it properly the spraying is easy, and the color and sheen in your pics, thanks
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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Here is a LINK for your wheels. I don't have a link for the grille. But I have read that most guys sand down the grille and take it to a professional. They can color match for you.
Hey that link is perfect thanks I dont want something too shiney so is there something between flat and semi-gloss?
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semi gloss isnt really that shiney. it's whats on the front of my bumper and grille.

it'll only be shiney if you use a gloss or clear coat.
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Here's a link for your grille surround
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I removed the grille and sidemarkers to paint them. Its pretty easy. I scuffed them really good with some 400 grit. I then used a couple coats of primer. I went over that very lightly with a Scotchbrite pad.

For the black I just used a Rustoleum semi-gloss. Considering the abuse it has taken, it really hasn't chipped much in 3 years. I have since gone over the bumper (it was chrome) since the painting with a POR-15. That is just to get by until I can get an ARB bumper.
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How long did you let each coat dry? Doable in a threeday (or 2.5 day)weekend?
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what ever you do. with the grill make sure you sand it with 100 or 120 befor then primer it. then do a light etch and paint it.
i did not do that the first time and i travle alot to go to college so bugs after about 6 months have taken its toll
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semi gloss isnt really that shiney. it's whats on the front of my bumper and grille.

it'll only be shiney if you use a gloss or clear coat.
Satin is between Semi Gloss and Matte/Flat usually....Just another option.

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How long did you let each coat dry? Doable in a threeday (or 2.5 day)weekend?
Follow the directions on the paint you use. The paint I worked with said let dry 25-30 mins between coats and then set for 2 days. So I did 3 coats per wheel and then let them dry over night inside out of the elements and then put them back on the truck.
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You can get a semi-gloss or matte clearcoat and that will help too.

I tore mine off, prepped, taped off and painted one day and let it dry over night. Then I just reassembled the next day. I think the overnight part was the hardest seeing I was so axious to get rid of that chrome!!
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