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Painted my chrome Helo Maxx rims.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 1WhiteTaco, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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    1WhiteTaco

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    I knew painting chrome rims would be the biggest bitch to paint, but I really hate chrome and was willing to do anything to get rid of it. So I sat there and sanded them for a very long time then primered, then painted then put on a clear coat and now I have no chrome. I saw a couple people asking what these rims would look like black so here you guys go.:)

    Before-
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    Not exactly after but this is what it looks like with primer, matte black. (Not the actual paint with clearcoat.)
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    I guess I was too stoked to put the wheels on my truck that I forgot to take a picture of what they looked like completed. But they look way better than they did chrome!:D
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 2:00 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Ive always liked those wheels black. Hopefully the paint holds up for ya.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    1WhiteTaco

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    If anything happens, I'll just repaint them.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Looks good man nice job.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Looks good.


    Nothing stopping you from taking a picture of them back on the truck....
     
  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    toughtaco

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    Looks real good...... dont like chrome either....
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    It must look good on the truck post some pics.......
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    My shitty iphone camera makes it look like just black alloys on my truck. Imma use the better camera and upload them when I wash the taco.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    113tac

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    looks good. the primer actually kinda looks like the teflon coating some rims have. cant wait to see what it looks like now
     
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