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painting rims question (dry time)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zaoc, May 30, 2012.

  1. May 30, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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    I did a little searching but didn't find a suggested time to let my rims dry before putting them back on the truck after painting. so I was hoping someone could give me a quick answer and I could get started tomorrow.
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  2. May 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    Check my sig for a good write up. I'd wait at least 6 hours
     
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    Depends on the type of paint. At least 6 hours is a good start-I let mine set overnight.
     
  6. May 30, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    You can just paint right over the wheel weights, right?

    I don't want black wheels with oxidized gray weights.
     
  7. May 30, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Lets see pic's when you are done.
     
  8. May 30, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    I hit the wet paint with a heat gun to help get rid of paint runs and overspray. They're dry to the touch in a couple hours and can be handled a few hours after that. 6 hours is a good starting point but I'd let them sit overnight if you can (keep in mind that temp and humidity play a huge role in drying time). Also, don't try the heat gun trick unless you're comfortable... they are meant to be used as paint removers so you have to be careful not to let the fresh paint get too hot or it'll peel and you'll be starting over.
     
  9. May 30, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    thanks guys. i think I'll wait til next week cus i work nights on weekends and need my truck to get there. guess I'll just find another mod for today.

    EDIT: scratch that. just realized it's only Wednesday. lets get to work.
     
  10. May 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    What color are you painting your wheels? Are you taking off all the weights first?
     
  11. May 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Do one at a time and rotate your spare around, this way you can still get to work
     
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    after seeing my bar tab from last night I'll be waiting until next week, after rent and bills are paid. can't wait to get started though. and I'm going with black.
     
  13. May 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    flat, matte, satin, gloss...?
     
  14. May 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    probably gloss. I won't be doing too much off roading, so a nice clean look is ideal
     
  15. May 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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  16. May 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Just an FYI (and personal preference): You're going to have to keep your tires super clean and glossy as well or else your rims will look gloss black while your tires look faded gray/brown.

    I never liked that look.

    Obviously JMO
     
  17. May 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    i agree thats not a good look. but i armorall my tires every few days for that glossy look
     
  18. May 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    Then it'll be sweet looking.

    Post some pics when it's all done
     
  19. May 30, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    will do. I'll probably start on it sunday or monday
     
  20. May 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    I totally want to paint my rims but really have no logistical way of doing so.

    I'm a single dad with 100% custody and only one vehicle.

    To do it right I'd have to put my truck up on stands, overnight :eek:, and borrow a friend's car.
     
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