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ok...my wheel painting kinda walkthrough

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

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    pete2nice

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    looks great jhodge! just to be clear, after scrapping the tape after the first wheel, you just painted the tire too and it just came off?
    did you paint the lugs the same way, or just buy black ones?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    the paint will wear off the rubber. no biggie...and index cards will work better around the back lip of the rims too. black lugs came from wheelers offroad.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Did anyone do it without primer or sanding? is there a paint that u can spray right on that will look good and stay on??
     
  4. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    I just finished painting mine, thanks to this thread. The longest part was cleaning all the corrosion off of the wheels and prepping them for paint. I primed 2 coats, and painted 2-3.
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  5. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    nothing yet!
    excellent write up, thanks a lot. im gonna set aside next weekend to get some 'new' rims!
     
  7. Apr 23, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    Nice work
     
  8. Apr 25, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Ok, just wondering if anybody used a clear coat, and if they did, how much more of a gloss finish did it give? If you didn't use a clear coat, does washing the rims scratch them easily with just the flat black? And by easily, I mean, with a sponge or a soft brissel brush. Would there be that much of a difference between sanding with primer, and not sanding with a primer on the alloy wheels?

    Thanks guys, and you're really making me want to just go out and do it. But it's the wife's truck and she takes a little more convincing than me.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    thanks bro, this helped alot :D
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    very nice...thinking of doing the same to mine.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Jamie, Do you still have the same rims? Have they held up pretty good?
     
  12. Aug 28, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    they've been gone for quite a while, but held up fine while on the road. gouges off road were taken care of easily though.
     
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    Gotcha. I'm thinking of rattle canning it vice plasti-dip since I know it is what I want. Thanks for getting back to me.
     
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    Any idea on how to get over spray primer off the tire I didn't use index cards
     
  15. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    plastiderp would never touch my truck....ever.

    it will wear off by itself when driving. not sure if you want it off sooner.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    what brand/type of paint did you use!? looks sick
     
  17. Dec 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    krylon fusion for the center caps and i think a standard krylon for the rest. it's been too long to remember now for sure though.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    To clear coat or not to clear coat?

    I understand the reason why you didn't clear coat: ease of inevitable touch up.

    But how did the paint hold up without clear coat, eg road wear and washing (with a soft mitt, etc)?

    I saw a guy in town who painted his 98 stock alloys (like mine) and used clear coat. I have to say, the wheels looked gorgeous. He also sandblasted, primed with adhesion promoter, and finished it (like I said) with clear coat.

    Nice write up. I can't wait to do my wheels this spring/summer.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    black i like it :)
     
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    I did not clear coat and I'm going to have to make my first serious touch ups soon due to some scrapes from swapping tires. It's been almost 3 years IIRC
     

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