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Let me see your DIY stock rim paint job

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ef1992, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jan 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    ef1992

    ef1992 [OP] Member

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    I used the search engine and didn't find what I was looking for, which is several photos of stock rims that were spray painted BLACK. Im looking for pictures with someone who went through the steps of cleaning, sanding, primer, several coats of spray etc.(maybe even clear coat?)

    Im on an extreme budget and I have the patience to properly paint these wheels myself, I just want to see some examples if I could please.

    Thanks, Happy New Year.

    PS- I have a stock 2006 single cab pre-runner. Its a maroon/deep red. Thought black would look very nice. Satin not gloss.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    canadian tacokid

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    sanded
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    primed
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    first coat
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    second coat
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    final coat
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    installed
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  3. Jan 2, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    all i did was clean them up with SOS pads and rattle canned away.
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  4. Jan 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    canadian tacokid

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    i used 80grit then 150grit and last i believe was somewhere near 300grit, just regular sand paper and my hands,
     
  5. Jan 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    wrxRome

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  6. Jan 2, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    ef1992

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    THANK YOU to everyone who contributed. Very very helpful stuff. I have a feeling its going to be pretty nice looking. I cant decide between semi gloss and flat black. Im thinking the flat black might look too tacky and fake. Well see, its only wheels.

    Thanks again! <3
     
  7. Jan 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    RockRescue

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    semi will be easier to keep clean flat colors are harder to keep clean
     
  8. Jan 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    MonkeyChief

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    I'm wondering if anyone ever paints wheels silver instead of going silver to black? Is anyone just refinishing the wheels or even going black to silver?
     
  9. Jan 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    i used flat on mine and it doesnt look tacky at all. looks pretty good imo
     
  10. Jan 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    Nater

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    Here's mine... Degreased, scotch brite, self etching primer, and 4-5 coats of paint. so far, so good.

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  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    GeauxTigers

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    any trd offroad wheels?
     
  12. Jan 3, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    TheGrinch

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    Or even any non stock with matte black? Don't wanna jack your thread but would love to see some pics too. Don't know if I wanna powder coat or paint my motto metal chrome ugly thongs
     
  13. Jan 5, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    ewa2fl

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    Plasti-Dipped! :)

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  14. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    JW Stockton

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    Dig the contrast of the toyota symbol! How did you manage that?
     
  15. Jul 31, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    stocksport

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    Agreed and was wondering the same thing.

    Thinking about going the plasti dip route for starters.
     
  16. Jul 31, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    chewingonabone

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    Great pics! I can't wait to do this to my steelies! ...Just gotta find time.
     
  17. Jul 31, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    BassMaster06

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    ccurtis0805

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    did mine in about 2 hours with a little help from the father. I did all the sanding and he came behind me with the paint. One coat of primer and one coat of black gloss. didn't do anymore than that because I figure I'll have to hit them again in a few months or sooner depending on the amount of off roading I do. using the playing cards or index cards was such a bad ass idea though (saw someone on here do it). Can't tell you how much time that saves you as opposed to to trying to tape the wheel off.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    You don't really care, do you.
    Did my shitty MB Wheels from Discount Tire with scotch-brites, 3 coats of primer and 4-5 coats of Duplicolor. It is a semi gloss that has the tiniest metal flakes in it. Rims look semi gloss shiny black when clean, but when slightly dirty they take on a cool gunmetal look.

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