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ok...my wheel painting kinda walkthrough

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jhodge83, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Nov 5, 2007 at 1:34 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 [OP] Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    #1)First i took them of, washed them w/ soapy water to get the grime off, and wet sanded them w/ 2k grit sandpaper...it did a good job...also, i taped off the first wheel through the whole process and it was a bitch to get off at the end. i also had to retouch where the tape was, so i did it w/o the tape the second wheel and it worked out much better. i'd recommend to not tape it off.
    **look at first pic

    #2)i did 2 solid coats of a black primer good enough to cover the entire rim w/ darkness...as well as the center cap that was taken off...
    **pic 2

    #3)i did 3 good coats of the black paint and didnt bother w/ the clear coat so that if my rims do get scratched, all i gotta do is shake and bake and they're back to normal.
    **pic 3

    #4)reinstalled the wheels...rinse and repeat for however many rims u happen to have left!!!
    **pics 4&5

    they look good so far, but i'm not gonna drive the truck until wednesday and get the lugs airwrenched down. also, i only did 2 today, the other 2 will be getting done tomorrow!!

    EDIT: also, it should be titled "my", not may...so...as u were!

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  2. Nov 5, 2007 at 1:43 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 [OP] Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    and here's a few pics of my lil man helping me today...painting the wheels and working on the wifes car...cheesy...yes, i know. but what can i say? he's daddy's lil boy

    EDIT: and yes, carolina fans, that is a clemson grill cover!!!!!

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  3. Nov 5, 2007 at 2:08 PM
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    pivitol

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    That ain't cheesy bro, that's cool get 'em started young. My 9yo will help only when his buddies can't play. Cherish while you can next thing you know he'll be asking for the keys :eek:. Oh by the way how many cans have you used so far?
     
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  4. Nov 5, 2007 at 2:49 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 [OP] Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    about a half-3/4 a can of both
     
  5. Nov 5, 2007 at 3:05 PM
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    pivitol

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    Yea i'm just finishing mine up and used 1 can of primer and 1 of paint.
    Reason i asked i saw on another site someone used a can of both for each rim, a little overkill imo.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2007 at 4:56 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    way too much...unless he was painting the back of the rim too...lol
     
  7. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:36 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    PARDON MY FRENCH, your truck looks f-ing great! damn those wheels really made a huge difference. talk about bang for your buck right!?!?
     
  8. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:38 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i'm glad to have made a difference in this world for the better, making it more beautiful with sexier trucks and slightly polluting the ozone at the same time :D thats just how i roll..
     
  9. Nov 6, 2007 at 11:33 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    That is one black truck!!! Looks great jhodge! i especially like the clemson grill cover :)
     
  10. Nov 6, 2007 at 11:44 AM
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    wat?
    and here's the passenger side....as of today i'm finished w/ the rims!!!

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  11. Nov 6, 2007 at 9:33 PM
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    the truck looks badass jhodge, i'm wondering if you do the same thing i do now...whenever i get to where i was going, i pull the key out, climb out, shut the door and start walking...then i stop, turn around for a second and say "dammmmn thats sexy" and every time i get out of my truck i have trouble walking away from it lol
     
  12. Nov 7, 2007 at 9:23 AM
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    wat?
    i did that even before the modding...haha
     
  13. Nov 7, 2007 at 1:10 PM
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    i have a 98 tacoma with the original factory alloy wheels--will this paint method work on alloy? thanks, jc
     
  14. Nov 7, 2007 at 1:28 PM
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    wat?
    yes...the sport wheels on the 05+'s are alloy's as well, which is what i have
     
  15. Nov 7, 2007 at 8:53 PM
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    truck looks sick blacked out ...others have used index cards as a barrier between the rim and tire...just stick them in the gap and u cant mess up :D
     
  16. Nov 7, 2007 at 9:23 PM
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    u dont even have to worry about paint getting on your tire morcheez, i taped off my first one then i said screw it i'll trust my buddy with what he told me, which was that the paint will roll and peel right off after a couple hours, and he was right. i just rubbed the tires with a rag and it all came right off, i was surprised it didnt adhere to the tires
     
  17. Nov 7, 2007 at 9:25 PM
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    i'm really glad that my truck is coming along as well as it is. i love that thing more and more everytime i see it. i pulled off almost all of the roofing company stickers too, and it looks much much better now. i'll post new pics as soon as i can
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    wat?
    thanks for the props!!!
     
  20. Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08 AM
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    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    J, the taco looks sweet like that, my buddy and I were wondering if we did it, if it would look good but you answered our question.
     
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