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ok...my wheel painting kinda walkthrough

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

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    That's what she said

    Nice to know. I just checked your gallery - wheels look really nice.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    i wheeled in mine and knew the touchups would happen. if it werent for the rocks and debris, i would imagine it'd hold up for a while.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    I am writing here because I seen your bbq grill cover GO TIGERS......Awesome
     
  4. May 9, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Can't you just paint the lugs too?
     
  5. May 10, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Nice,,,, Only two tips for you First before the good wash is a gas rag wipe down to get the wax and road oil. I always used flashing tin 6 or 8 in wide by 36 long to go around the rim after the first set up it goes from rim to rim EZ also used a small piece to go over the valve stem. Always had to touch up the old VW rail rims and this made it quick..
     
  6. May 10, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    i would imagine the paint wouldnt withstand the first time you put the lugs on.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:20 AM
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    This looks awesome! My wife on the other hand does not want me to do this. She said it looks ganster. I would have to disagree with her on that. I told her it's that or buy new rims.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    Sorry but it just looks like your too cheap to buy rims and spray painted them. It is what it is...
     
  9. Jun 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Let me revive this thread.

    Just came across this. I think I am going to attempt it, but I have a question. On my rims there is some slight bubbling coming up on the rim in places? I would guess some kind of oxidation. It has not yet broke thru the finish. If I do this, should I try and sand down to get the bubbling level with the rest of the rim? And if I do, would that leave a more ragged looking spot there?
    I would hope to get at least 2-3 years out of this paint job before I get new rims.
    Thanks
     
  11. Sep 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    as long as you do a good prep job, you shouldn't be able to tell, i would imagine.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Hello Sir,
    What kind of paint and clear coat did you use?
    Thanks
     
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    standard krylon for the wheels and krylon fusion for the centers. i didnt use primer. makes wheeling gouges easier to touch up.
     
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    Ah thanks a million. I just did 3 sets of Rav4 wheels (steel factory version) and after a couple of winters, all is good still. My son (24) particularly loves his painted Rav4 factory steel wheels and his friends say they are "gangster". I guess that's a good thing. I am taking possession of my "new to me" 2007 Taco 4x4 Access Cab next week. Will do the same paint job in the Spring when the warm weather hits, to these factory steel wheels. :evil:

    I've had success with Krylon heavy duty spray paint in matte black.... most "gangster" looking. I've done at least 2 coats to all the wheels and let the hot sun get at them. Not a single chip or scratch! Life does not get better.

    I was worried that if I did not sandblast them or do serious prep work, my dick would fall off (it's a metaphor... LOL). 2 years later, all of our wheels are looking good! I ain't complaining. Even get some compliments from my co-workers. :D

    And yes... I painted over the lugs and center covers, too. LOL Just a blast of spray paint takes care of this every season. :D

    Cheers,
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    So now thats its been a little time, hows the paint holding up? The wheels look killer and id like to do it to my 08.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    Stayin alive.....Im doing this over the weekend!
     
  17. Jan 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    Plasti Dip has always been my friend when it comes to painting parts on VW/Audis I'm about to do the taco wheels this week :)
     
  18. Jan 20, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    If you do this with the tire off the rim, is there any harm in getting paint on the inside of the rim where the tire wraps?
     
  19. Jan 20, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    have fun when it peels off for no reason.

    shouldnt make a difference.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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    never had it peel off anything I'm working with, gotta do 3-4 coats but I've had it on my A4 in Tahoe for over a year now, and it withstands a pressure washer... just my thoughts. You can peel it at any time without any stripping of paint... they offer numerous colors...
     
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