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clear coat rim?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hamsterhater, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    hamsterhater

    hamsterhater [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i picked up some decent 17"trd rims and the triangle holes in the rims had some pitting. so i sanded it all out and painted holes with the same slight gray off color that was all ready there. i didnt touch the polished aluminum 5 star spokes.my question is im all done and i dont know if i should clear the whole rim.the metal primer and paint i used from krylon says to scratch lightly sand paint to clear coat it. thats not happening it came out to nice for me to touch.has anybody just cleared over everything and had any bad results. thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    i was going to put clear coat on mine after I painted them black, but like u said they look waaaay to good to scuff up, my paint has been on for about 5 months now and they still look AWESOME, hope this helps.:cool:
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    I would not scuff it up if it was mine. The clear coat is not required, although it will provide some protection. If you do it within a certain time frame (48 hours?) after painting the color, you can spray the clear coat without scuffing it. You might look into doing just those painted area, but I would not touch the rest of the rim.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    hamsterhater

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    thanks guys. im not going to touch them than. i've seen clear coat react to paint a couple of time and it immediatly fishscaled it so im wary of it for some reason.:)
     
  5. Oct 14, 2012 at 4:09 AM
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    Op, I have the same pitting problem...what paint did you use? How well did it match?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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    although out of warranty i brough mine back to dealer and they refinished them if that helps?

    anyone powder coat there? results?

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