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Anyone Paint Their Wheels?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Skipper50, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Apr 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    Skipper50

    Skipper50 [OP] 4 fried chickens and a coke & some dry white toast

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    Hello, I am new to this forum. I,ve tried to search for pics of anyone who has painted their stock alloy wheels black, but cant seem to find any. Anyone have a good pic I could see? Thanks...and "Hi."

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  2. Apr 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    Rucas

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  3. Apr 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    Skipper50

    Skipper50 [OP] 4 fried chickens and a coke & some dry white toast

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    Actually just found a great write-up on how to do this. Should have looked harder.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Space for rent

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    search button is awesome.... but yes many people have painted there wheels myself include its one of the easiest and cheapest mods you can do to your truck that greatly improves the looks of it :)

    shitty cell phone pic but you get the idea
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  5. Apr 9, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    Arrowelk

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    Here's mine. Befor and after. Painted my toolbox also!

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  6. Apr 9, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    Nightstr

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    Here are the ones I did snout a year ago with Dupli satin black.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    weaver84

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    i bought my truck used with some chrome wheels, but i'm not one to sit around and polish my wheels. Is that something where I could have them stripped and painted? Or, is it better to powder coat?
     
  8. Apr 9, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    ontarioyota

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    Dupli Satin Black as well:
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  9. Apr 9, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    I had some chrome ones that I wanted to powder coat and was thinking of having the chrome sand blasted before.:notsure: never did it but I think it's deff doable.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Skipper50

    Skipper50 [OP] 4 fried chickens and a coke & some dry white toast

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    Thanks for the pics guys. Arrowelk, really like that you didnt paint the lugs. Did you add those chrome machine screws to the wheels, or were they already there? Either way...very cool look. I am inspired. Here's the truck I am doing the wheels on:
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  11. Apr 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    tb99trd

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    plasti-dip!
     
  12. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    Those aren't screws just divits in the rim. I filled the divits with clay before I painted. Popped the clay out when paint was dry. I like the result!
     
  13. Apr 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    Graphite...just did em' today.

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  14. Apr 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Plasti-Dip may work for some..I didn't like it at all.

    Honestly, if you are on the fence at all about deciding to Plasti-Dip or Paint/Powdercoat...go with the latter.


    After about a week, it was a dust magnet and was already peeling.
    Sure, Plasti-Dip does peel right off, until a point. Prep time for paint was tripled trying to get every last bit of that shite off.


    Plasti-Dipped the cat with the leftover can.



    No. Not really.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    Mien wheels were powdercoated black.

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  16. Apr 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    I used a coat of primer and three of a semi-gloss. I also ordered TRD center caps!!

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  17. Apr 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Skipper50

    Skipper50 [OP] 4 fried chickens and a coke & some dry white toast

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    I broke down and bought wheels. I knew I was going to eventually so I just went ahead and did it. Moto Metal MO951's.

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  18. Apr 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    Good choice. That's what I've got on my FJ Bruiser. Should have gotten a little more dish! :p

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  19. Apr 15, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    Skipper50

    Skipper50 [OP] 4 fried chickens and a coke & some dry white toast

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    Nice FJ. Yeah I thought about 17's maybe, but my tires are like new. Besides Im old school on trucks. Those look great on your FJ though.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    Thanks. Enjoy your new rims! :burnrubber:
     
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