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Old 07-05-2013, 01:37 AM   #61
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i bought some duplicolor wheel paint and i test painted some things so i could hold it up against the truck to see what the color looks like

but for some reason they keep drying to a white hazy finish.
i shook them over a minute..sun was up..i even tried this trick by soaking the cans in lukewarm water to make them spray better.
i don't get it

there are some other paints where i barely even shake them and its kind of wet out and they dry fine.

feeling a little frustrated, any ideas?
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:54 AM   #63
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an empty water gallon and an aluminum can..
if it was a weird reaction i would think the aluminum can would come out fine right?

i will be painting over my dipped wheels so i still have the option of pulling them off.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:18 AM   #65
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well today i tried spraying my center caps which is dipped to see if it'll haze and they didn't..weird..
painting over plastidip has been done before, so i'm not to worried about that.
thanks though! going to try and paint tomorrow.
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Paint Stock Steel Wheels black plus extra bling

I am looking to paint my stock steel wheels ('13) black, but I dont like the completely black look, nor the totally blinged out look.

I am looking into the possibility of keeping my lugs as they are, as well as gluing some SS nuts to the rims somehow.

Anyone ever heard of anyone trying this? Any known issues or suggestions as to how to go about it, what product to use, etc?

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would i need a clear coat if i do matte black and not gloss??
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Thats what I figured but I wanted to be sure. How many cans of paint and primer would I need if I do 2 or 3 coats a tire im thinking maybe 4 cans of each ?
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awesome thanks
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I was talking with some guy who painted the wheels on his Wrangler with Rust-Oleum bed liner spray and they looked great. They did not look DIY. I'm debating about doing that myself.
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Super easy way to mask, just did it with my wheels. Use Vaseline on the tire. Shoot the paint, wait until it is touch-dry, wipe the Vaseline off with an old towel (NOT a good one your wife / GF will ream your ass about 'cause you're gonna ruin it and pay like I did). After a few days use tire cleaner to get the rest of the Vaseline off. Came out perfect.
I used to work for a company that made cranes and excavators. The rims came primed but not painted to our color. The guys in the paint booth used vaseline on the tires as described above because it was the fastest way to mask the tires, which were already on the machine by the way. They also used the vaseline on their faces and necks where they weren't covered by their respirators. Any overspray that got on their skin washed right off that way. They went through LOTS of vaseline! I'm sure, if there was a better way to do it, those guys would have found it.

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98 with stock wheels

Has anyone tried to paint the wheels a color? I have stainless trim rings on my wheel with chromed lug nuts and it really sets the truck off nicely. But I'd like to paint the wheels. Any suggestions?
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