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help with painting wheel

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by El Duderino 480, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Jan 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    El Duderino 480

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    so i have the stock POS aluminum wheels that i got with my taco, and was wondering the tools i need for painting them. i know someone posted a thread before about them, but i believe they were for alloys. i want to paint mine black.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    JimBeam

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    some tape/newspaper and some soap and primer/paint

    thats pretty much all you need

    clean the wheels really well

    mask off the tire

    prime

    paint

    paint

    done
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Cosign that- There are thread that talk about it-I know because I posted a so-so explanation of what I did.

    There are metal prep primers if you are worried- but I with a good duplicolor primer and paint you'll be fine.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    What about powdercoating them?
    My friend just told me about a shop that does it for 45 a wheel. I know i dont live by you but im sure the prices are around the same.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    El Duderino 480

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    well im stationed at camp pendleton, whereabouts is this place??
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    El Duderino 480

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    that seems pretty expensive then to just clean the while, prime it, then spray paint it
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    Yeah, i still have to get more info on the place.
    I just dont know really how spray paint holds up. If it holds up the same as powdercoating i might just do that.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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  9. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    but those are alloy wheels..wouldnt it be different for aluminum??
     
  10. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    I thought the alloy and aluminum wheels where the same. :confused:
     
  11. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    its wheel paint, itll work on all types
     
  12. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    i dont think so? either way, thanks for the help lol
     
  13. Jan 22, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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  14. Jan 22, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    im pretty sure aluminum and alloy are the same

    you have either aluminum alloy or steel wheels typically

    my method worked fine...my paint held up to numerous wheeling trips for over 2 years and barely needed touch up

    and thats another plus over powdercoat...with paint...you just respray...if you powdercoat and get scratched or chipped...well...expensive or mismatched fix :rolleyes:


    i was running spray painted black wheels before they werel "cool" and im debating on whether or not to do the Ivans black
     
  15. Jan 26, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    Looking at your gallery, unless you've changed wheels those look like standard steel wheels in the pictures. Same as what I have on my taco.

    If that is the case just clean them up, sand them a bit, prime them and paint them.

    I personally would not have them powder coated. And especially not for $45 a wheel. My brothers and I own a paint manufacturing business, and powder has certain applications, but it's advantages are more about cost and production, not quality of the product. Powder is cheap and can be forced to cure extremely quick. If powder coat created a superior finish then your major auto makers would be using it. They're not, most all our cars still have liquid coatings on them.
     
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