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Flat black, semi gloss or glossy for rims?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mcleod90, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Jun 24, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    mcleod90

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    I am painting my rims today and wondering which one I should go with. I was leaning more towards semi gloss since it's in between the others.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    Flat can be harder to clean, gloss will show damage easier in general. Semi is a decent compromise...I used a Satin I think...which is more or less the same thing-Just a little flatter the semi.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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  4. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    I used a primer just for insurance...Paint will never be worse off with better prep...but if you skip syeps or don't do a good job you might end up doing it all over again.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Heres mine they are powder coated gloss black

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  6. Jun 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Kind of a dumb question but where is the best place to put the jack and the jack stands?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    Not a dumb question, it's important to do it right. Check your manual for jacking locations.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    So after looking at the manual the front looks like on the frame? And the back on the axle?
     
  9. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    Sounds right ,just look for a solid location , Good Luck , post some pics later
     
  10. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Ok one last quick question. Do I do one side at a time or is it ok to jack the front up put a jack stand, jack the back put a jack stand and then do the same to the other side?
     
  11. Jun 24, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    I've had my entire truck on 4 jackstands before , as long as they're on level ground and the stands are at steady locations ,e.g. frame, rear axle.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Ok thanks. Will post pics in the morning. Going to go jack it up and take the wheels off and let the dry overnight
     
  13. Jun 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Cool ,Good Luck
     
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