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Any MGM owners paint stock sport wheels gun metal/anthracite

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    So I had a 2009 silver stream mica that I painted the stock sport wheels anthracite and it looked great. Even when I traded it in the salesman asked if they were a special order and couldn't believe how well the rattle can job held up over 2 years. Well now I have a 2012 MGM and I'm debating between black or anthracite on the stockers this time.

    Any MGM owners got pics of 17" sports painted anthracite/gun metal?
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    No one? I searched but couldn't find any.
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Well, I'll be doing this in a couple weeks and post some pics. Got the FJ anthracite TRD center caps in a couple days ago, now just gotta paint the wheels.
     
  4. May 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    TacomaGuy22

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    I was planning on painting mine black along with all my badges. I would like to see what it looks like. I think the anthracite will good,but you really don't know until its actually under the MGM. Good luck
     
  5. May 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    Yeah I painted my old ones on my 09 SSM and they looked great.

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    Another member, Snake~, photoshopped a pic for me to show me what it might look like.

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  6. May 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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  7. May 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    TacomaGuy22 That deserves to be put in the cool story jar..

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  8. Dec 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    Finally painted the wheels.

    As far as prep and painting, here are the steps I took.
    - removed weights from front lip
    - washed with soapy water and scrubbed with green brilo pad
    - dried with towel
    - wiped with tack cloth
    - sanded with 600 grit
    - rinsed thoroughly with water
    - Dried with towel
    - wiped with tack cloth again
    - taped off valve stems by wrapping tape around stem
    - used index card method between wheel and tire
    - primed with self etching primer
    - dried/heat cured with a heat gun
    - lightly sanded any necessary areas that were not to my liking
    - wiped sanded areas with tack cloth
    - painted with duplicolor "graphite" wheel paint
    - heat cured again
    - took and had them balanced with sticky weights
    - admired hard work

    I tend to over prep, but I have found it better to over prep than to under prep. I have found myself overusing the tack cloth, but I would rather overuse it than have dust and hair particles on the wheel and paint over them.

    Just an FYI for those wondering, yes I painted my calipers red, and my rear OME shocks red. I hated the yellow color the OME shocks were. So, I sanded them down, primed them with universal primer and sprayed them with red VHT spray on caliper paint. Actually, I painted one rear with primer and paint, and the other with red Plastidip, as a test to see which I liked better and which holds up. I will be removing the plastidip from the one rear and painting it with primer and VHT caliper paint. As it looks sharper. The calipers I actually painted with the brush on style caliper paint since its easier to work with on the calipers.

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  9. Dec 9, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    OP, that looks great! Do you plan to buy tires?
     
  10. Dec 9, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    Most definitely! It looks so horrible and goofy right now. But since the company I work for gives me a company car (2013 Avalon Limited, fully loaded) with gas paid for and unlimited personal use :) I barely drive the truck. I bought the truck on May 5th and it only has about 12K on it right now. Just to put things in perspective within 7 months of buying my old 09 brand new, it had 20k-25K on it. I just can't justify spending $$$$ on AT tires, until I wear out the ones it came with. I plan on getting 285/70/17's
     
  11. Dec 9, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    Looks great, I think there are a few in the MGM thread with painted wheels.
    I might have to do the same!
     
  12. Dec 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    Looks great! I may swagger jack you and do this to mine. I have an 13 MGM DCSB. Very good idea to use the FJ Anthracite center caps! How much did those cost you if you don't mind my asking?

    How long did you let them dry after you heat cured them before you put them back on the taco?
     
  13. Dec 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    That looks awesome! I've been wanting to do my sport wheels with the same paint, and this sealed the deal for me. Now when I get a chance to do it will be another story, I'll get pics though
     
  14. Dec 9, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Looks good.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    About $8-11 per center cap, depending on where you buy them. Dealership wanted $18, I told them TRDParts4U.com had them for $10/ea and parts guy matched the price.

    Overnight. So approximately 12 hours.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    I noticed you have OME springs but they are red....how'd you go about making that happen?
     
  17. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    Nice job, looks good! Did you clear coat them too? I'm in the process of doing this myself. I bought 17" FJ alloys on craigslist (5 wheels and tires for $325). The spare is gouged up pretty bad so I'm practicing on it. If it turns out good, I'll do the others. If not, I'll probably get them powder coated.
     
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    Rattle canned and baked them in the oven for a couple of hours. No chips or flakes.

    Make the coat extra thick. After baking them let them just chill in the oven for over night
     
  19. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Nice job on the wheels! Definitely gave me an idea.

    Do you happen to remember what the part number was on the center caps you used?
     
  20. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    I did black over the weekend and it looks great..going for that undercover/miltary look.
     
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