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painting chrome rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Gieser, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Gieser

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    ok so im going to paint my chrome rims black this weekend and was wondering if i should use a self etching primer after ive sanded every square inch of the chome.(rough up only). if not which primer is recomended. plan on using duplicolor satin black. if anyone has used this product let me know how it turned out. thanks

    here is my truck

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    here it is photoshoped by TRD7

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    what do you think?
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    yeah you definitely want some etch primer in there after roughing it up...
     
  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    ya ill sand everything. was thinking of sandblasting it but thats another $120 so ill take my time to prep well
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    do you not have a compressor?? if you do why not buy a sand blaster and do it yourself??
     
  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    dont own a sand blaster unfortunatly. but have a small palm sander so that will speed it up
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Sorry I was a little late^^^^^ :DI would recommend bead blasting or sand blasting if you have access to one.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    ya ill try to get a hold of one.

    the chrome is just on plastic (stock rims) so i dont want it to pit the plastic also
     
  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    the rims arent plastic....the center caps maybe...but those you can sand with paper...the chrome on the rims is whats gotta have a great tooth to let paint adhere
     
  9. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    well i sanded it down and will prime and paint tommorow.

    this is how it looks now

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    and this is what im using

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    self etching primer will have no problem sticking to this now

    cant wait to get it done:yay:
     
  10. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    Looks good!! I love my black rims, and held up much better than I thought!! Can't wait for "after" pics.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    well they are all done. just not mounted yet. ill wait until tommorow when they are cured a little more.

    here they are primed

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    here they are done without center caps

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  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Looks good!
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    ok just mounted them and they look awsome:D
    used duplicolor wheel paint in satin black
    here they are!!!

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  14. Oct 25, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    has anyone used duplicolor wheel paint before?
     
  15. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    i believe the duplicolor is lacquer?? it should have the same life as any other lacquer paint....i have not used it
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    this one was actually an enamel. laquer would be much thinner
     
  17. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    enamels are nice they are very scratch resistant...although they can chip easier...one thing ford got right was their use of enamels you see original paint 60-70s cars but you dont see hardly any cars driving around with lacquer etc...
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    I used Duplicolor Graphite on my wheels. Held up great so far. Good job on yours, looks good

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  19. Oct 26, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    thanks. did you use the clearcoat also?
    i didnt just in case i have to touch it up at some point.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    why do you think you cant touch up clear?? you just sand the whole wheel and spot in the color and reclear the whole wheel
     
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