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Painted Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by archerytarget, Dec 12, 2008.

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Have you painted your wheels black?

  1. Yes

    127 vote(s)
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  2. No

    258 vote(s)
    67.0%
  1. Feb 26, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    garage_monkey

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    Just paint them, gives your truck a whole new dimension. Momma talked shit to me when I first started my little project but even she admits that it looks bad ass. I sprayed mine with Flat Black and went back over it with a coat of clear matte sealer. turned out good. (I know i don't have pics, just too lazy to do it. plus if you seen one set of painted rims you've seen them all)
     
  2. Feb 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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  3. Feb 27, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    kilted1117

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  4. Feb 28, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    AK27

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    really want to do mine this spring!
     
  5. Feb 28, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    wheels look great painted black. i painted my stock aluminum wheels this week.......rustoluem hammered black. they look great to me. pics to come when it aint raining.

    i decided to do this cause my steelies are heavy as hell, and i wanted to use them for my mud tires..........................and i kinda got the black out theme going on my truck too.:D
     
  6. Feb 28, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    i wanna paint mine black. I got the trd sport rims on mine and i think it would look good.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    Blu08Taco

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    I want to paint mine, but I is getting them powder coated a better idea?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    Tman12

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    This is what im thinking too. Has anyones seen 01 wheels painted or powder coated black?
     
  9. Feb 28, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    i'll post pics of mine later....after it quits raining. i painted mine rustoleum hammered black. mine is an 04.....wheels may be the same.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Alright thanks! Cant wait to see them!
     
  11. Mar 1, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    I've always thought black wheels look a lot nicer. I have a white tacoma and seen some trucks (not tacomas) with white wheels and thought they look pretty slick.

    What do you guys think about white wheels (factory) on a white Tacoma?

    AND how do you paint them? What paint do you use?
     
  12. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    I love mine. Do it it's the best and cheapest "mod" you can do!
     
  13. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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  14. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    AK27

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    how's the painted wheels holding up? (to anyone out there, hows the paint doing? any chipping, peeling, bubbling?)
     
  15. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    powdercoat em its waaaay more durable that spraypaint


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  16. Mar 14, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    With proper prep-No chipping, peeling, bubbles, or other defects and I've had mine 7 months. Minor rash from some trail riding/wheeling

    And WAAAY more expensive to do the first time...and god forbid you chip it...WAAAY more expensive to fix. I'd rather have to rattle can touch up a rim after a wheeling then get it re-PC'd....Just MHO tho.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    It's holding up pretty good. I have had to do a couple of touch ups but I mean I should have done more coats of clear coat but I wanted the "flat black" look so I only put one coat on it. Mistake but I love the look of it. I pressure wash the rims regularly and that's probably why they are chipping. I repainted them today for the first time actually and the biggest area needed to be touched up was maybe 1/8th inch so it hold up good if you get the right paint.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Did mine last week and I'm loving them so far. Left the center caps off too, I like the look.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    thanks for the update! what kind of paint did you use?
     
  20. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    damn........been busy as hell and forgot to post pics of my painted wheels.................

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