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painting my wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tnj, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    tnj

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    i am about to paint my wheels on my 07,can anyone got advice about the steps and material i need,like sandpaper and primer?
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Pugga

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    Personally, I'd go powdercoat for durability.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    dhurley

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    Use the Search button. If you type in paint wheels, you'll get like 17 threads. Should be able to find an answer there.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    youd be surprised how durable a good paint job will be on a set of wheels

    i rarely see threads about paint bubbling/cracking/discoloring/etc and people being upset at the results

    my old wheels were painted and i wheeled the junk of of them...scraped them on rocks...had them in the mud...pressure washed them...it held up just fine for the better part of 2 years before i sold them
     
  5. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    98Tacoma

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    i painted mine and turned out great. depends on the condition of the wheel i had to use a wire wheels to clean mine then use some fine sand paper. after you get all of the rough stuff and smooth the wheel use some acetone or something to clean the wheel of all dirt. them use some good primer just one or two light coats. then use your perferred paint for the top layer about 3 coats but give good amount of time to dry between coats. plus sit them in the sun so the paint will bake into it.

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  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    Only advice I could give would be to just take your time. All of mine except for one turned out great. Have to redo it sometime but it still looks good. It is not that hard to do, it is just very time consuming.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    98Tacoma

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    i agree i spent about 3 hours a wheel makin sure i got them smooth and spotless before any paint touched it. prep work is the key
     
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