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Painting Steel Wheels

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by RiderOnTheStorm, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    RiderOnTheStorm

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    Hey!

    So I think I'm days away from getting my first vehicle, my first Toyota, and my first Tacoma... I'm excited to say the least :D

    I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a Black A/C with steel wheels and I was just curious on any recommendations on how to paint them... Powder coat? Spray Paint? Professionally blasted and painted? Oh and pics would be nice! ;)
     
  2. Mar 28, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    There are tons of painting threads. It is pretty easy and cheap, plus easy to fix. You sand, use adhesion promotor, prime, sand some more, prime again (2-3) coats, paint (2-3) coats, then clear coats (2-3) coats. Powder coating is nice but chips and is expensive. Do a search on here. I used Duplo wheel paint.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    skistoy

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    Make sure you get a 4.5 backspacing or less for less problems with rubbing your uca's in the future
     
  6. Mar 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Dem wheels look perty. Didn't think bout it before, but I am now. Got a silver quad cab that I am trying to get rid of everything silve xept for the body. Gonna follow up on this.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    thanks

    had chrome rims on my other trucks

    Decided to paint them before winter ( couple years ago )

    but they turned out so good, havent looked for different rims

    and once i put the Duratracs on , it was a done deal.

    plus didnt have to mess with any back spacing, TPMS valves, etc.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    Wooo.... shes a work in progress...
    Plasti-dip... not paint.

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  9. Mar 29, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    Do you have any other shots? I had trouble making out the detail on the wheels. That looks sweet though - and you kept the Toyota emblem silver, which was something I was considering. Looks sharp!!
     
  10. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    I actually painted the center cap white before I put the plasti-dip on there. Then all I did was peel away the black on the inside of the logo. I had a hell of a time with my first 2 caps because I sprayed the white on too thick and I scored the dip too deep with a razor, I chipped the white paint and it flaked off when I pealed the dip. Once I got the hang of it though they came out real nice.

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  11. Mar 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    That looks so sick! Those wheels look 100x times better. What is plasti-dip though?
     
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