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Painting Stock Steel RIms

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Jul 17, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have heard of people painting there stock alloys, but what about steel rims. What are the prep steps, and what kind of paint do you guys use, thanks
     
  2. Jul 18, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    ubermx5

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    Well it is like painting anything else.

    Clean them well.
    Use Dawn and a degreaser.
    THen sctoch brite pade them or sand to bear metal, depending on what color you want to add.
    Then us a Tact cloth to wipe off the surface and or a paint prep wipe.

    THen paint them with prime/paint with metal paint.

    YOu can doa search on youtube for how to vidoes.
    it is real easy...

    if you mess up you can start over.. it is only wheels.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    phynyx38

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    I used dupli-color primer, wheel paint (satin black), and wheel clear coat. I think they came out great and they have held up.

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  4. Jul 18, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    i have considered painting my wheels but i have been so uneasy about chipping the paint
     
  5. Jul 18, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Get them powdercoated.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    i would rather just buy new rims, powercoating can be pricey
     
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