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Painting Stock Rims Easy

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by skistoy, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    skistoy

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    Wash rims well, both inside and out, rinse with clean water, dry with towel
     
  2. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    skistoy [OP] Make mine a Double!

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    remove outside weights, mark location with piece of tape, write weight amount on tape if doing more than one at a time
     
  3. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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  4. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    notice tape for weights

    using scotch brite, scuff sand entire rim, inside and out, pay more attention to the outside. make sure you have a dull surface all around. then lightly do the inside of rim.

    after sanding i used rubbing alcohol and wiped rims inside and out clean, let dry for about 10 mins.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    yes - i am not using any primer. Scuffing the original factory paint ( its not coming off )
    is a better acting primer than anything else i could spray on.

    spray the inside of the rim first ( no picture ), one good coat.

    then flip rim/tire over. insert playing cards / index cards.

    start by painting through the holes to get into the inside of rim.
    then paint the outside of rim working from the outside edge in,
    yes i walked around the tire as i went along,
    nice easy thin wet coat, you dont want drips.
    allow to dry for about 5 mins, apply 2nd easy coat.

    i used a semi-gloss black, rustolium spray paint can. one can did two rims.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    Hologram

    Hologram Go with the flow

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    i kept my wheels on and just spray painted them. figure the paint will eventually chip so i can always just spray over. but good write up though ;)
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    allow to dry. I waited about a hour before putting back on truck
     
  8. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    just before putting back on truck, reattach the weights
     
  9. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    finished product

    i let truck sit over night before driving it. just washed it today and all is still in tack.

    [​IMG]

    With new tires and matching painted center caps!
     
  10. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    The index cards make it so easy... I used them when i painted the rims on my X before i p/c'ed them..

    Nice write up..
     
  11. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    nice write up, not trying to give ya a hard time but there is a write-up on this already that i looked at a few weeks ago, same methods and everything.
    still tho, good detail and write-up
     
  12. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    Looks great! Nice job!
     
  13. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    Those look like the first gen rims.... are they?
     
  14. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:45 PM
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    looks good!
     
  15. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    2009 stock sr5 steel 16 inch rims
     
  16. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    ahhh gotcha
     
  17. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    original 2009 stock sr5 16 inch steel rims

    i have seen other threads , did use the card trick, but they seem over complicated and unesassary. all i used was some scotch brite and a couple cans of spray paint.
    as long a you scuff the original paint enough, it better than primer.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2009 at 12:33 AM
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    Shoulda put the weights back on but on the inside of the rim. That's where mine are....
     
  19. Sep 8, 2009 at 12:33 AM
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    oh yeah, still looks SICK! :thumbsup:
     
  20. Sep 8, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    nice job, looks great!
     
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