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Painting My Rims

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by foxmx258, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    Can you tell me everything i have to have to do this and the steps of doing it? and if i screw up is there a way i can get rid of it?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Get rid of it: Have it media blasted.

    From what I've read (here): (i) Clean/sand your wheels; (ii) 2-3 coats of self-etching primer; (iii) 2-3 coats of color; (iv) 2-3 coats of clear.

    Good luck...post pics when you're done.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    What kind of sand paper should i use? And it seams like the paint will chip off easily will it?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    This, minus the clear if you plan on scratching them up eventually. That way you can touch them up easily.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    so clean the rims spray 3 coats of black primer let it dry then spray 2 coats of black paint then let it dry??? what kinda of paint should i use???? I NEED HELP BAD!! haha
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    oh yeah how do i no if i had sanded them too much or too little and what kind of sand paper should i use?
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    Hey Steve o 77, on your second picture what did you do to get your rims to look like that...i want mine exactly like that except i want the middle black too can you please help me thanks
     
  8. Jun 6, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    I just painted my wheels last week... I used sand paper and steel wool to scratch up the clear coat on the rims. After, I washed the rims, let them dry, and then wiped them with Acetone to get rid of any existing grease or dirt. I had to paint my wheels with the tires still on the rim, so I taped off my tires to make sure I did not get any over spray on the tires. After taping them off, I sprayed the rims with 2 coats of Rustoleum Performance Wheel Paint. Picked it up from Autozone for ~$8
     
  9. Jun 6, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    I did this. Only I used krylon gloss black paint and rustoleum self etching primer from autozone. I also removed the wheels from the truck so I could lay them down for painting.
     
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