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Paint the Stock Rims?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RPain, Jan 31, 2010.

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Paint the rims Black?

  1. Yes

    111 vote(s)
    85.4%
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    RPain

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    Here is a picture of my 2003 tacoma with the rims unpainted

    [​IMG]

    And with the help of photoshop here are the rims painted black

    [​IMG]

    Yes or no? Opinions?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    DO IT! I'm doing mine tomorrow! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    awesome post your pics after you're done :D
     
  4. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    i painted mine. they look sweet. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    i think it would look awesome with black wheels. im not a huge fan of the 01-04 stock wheels though. i opted to get a set of 2nd gen sport wheel and had the powder coated black(pics are in my gallery). either way it will look good so go for it!
     
  6. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    RPain

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    ya i like the 2nd gen stocks a lot better too but im on a low budget so ill take what i can get
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    My vote is a Hell yeah!
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    I painted mine, and I like they way they came out.

    Just be sure to prep really well and use a primer and then paint.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    Go black man!!! It looks sick!!:D
     
  10. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    another question, powdercoat or just primer and paint?
     
  11. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Either way would look good I think. I know powdercoating will cost more though.:cool:
     
  12. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    Prime and paint...cost $25 and can be touched up easier than powder coating.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    I painted my rims about a month ago, They have seen lots of road time and no scratches or chips.

    I just cleaned them then wed sanded... then painted them black. I didnt even put a primer down. Only places that the paint is coming of is the surrounding areas around the lugs. And you cant see them unless your close up and really looking for them.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    I just got new tires put on and Discount kinda scratched em a lil. I ordered new lugs cause the OEM ones are shit, once I get em in i'm gonna touch mine up again.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    That's a hell of a lot cheaper than getting them re-powder coated.
     
  16. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    I really like the sounds of 25 dollars, I hope it comes out well. I don't want it to turn out greyish when i want a solid black
     
  17. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    I know right...and they look just as good! And honestly there probably just as durable! Yours came out great bro!
     
  18. Feb 2, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    What do you mean by gray?

    Here is what I did and they are a very deep dull black.

    List:
    Steel wool
    2 cans self etching primer from dulipcolor
    3 can flat black from Krylon
    Rubbing alcohol
    Blue shop towels ***don't use anything else, because these are lint free***

    Step 1
    Clean the wheels and and mask off
    ***really clean them well, with some soap and water***

    Step 2
    Use the steel wool and scuff every inch of the area you are painting, then scuff it again.

    Step 3
    Blow all the dust off them from scuffing them off with condensed air or compressor.

    Step 4
    Wipe the wheel down with a blue paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol

    Step 5
    Prime the wheels with 2 coats, letting them dry for 15 between each coating

    Step 6
    Paint the wheel with 3 coats letting them dry for 15-20 between each area

    Step 7 (optional)
    Let the wheels dry over night before putting them back on

    I also marked what wheel and tire came from what side of the truck i.e. DR (driver rear), PF (passenger front) and so on.
     
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  19. Feb 2, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    awesome thanks for the little tutorial. your wheels look sick so I hope mine turn out like that aswell, also do I have to worry about taking off the weights?
     
  20. Feb 2, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    I did on one wheel and then I couldn't get it off so I just painted it. But later on it flew off.

    I just scuffed up the weights and prime/painted them too. So I wouldn't take them off.
     
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