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Painting stock trd wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Dellosa89, May 5, 2009.

  1. May 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    Dellosa89

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    I am going to paint my 07 silver Tacoma TRD Off Road wheels this weekend what is the strongest spray paint because i do a lot of off roading. I cant afford new wheels at the moment but want something to hold me over for now. Also flat black or gloss black.
     
  2. May 5, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    You picked the two opposite ends of the spectrum with that one...Flat and Gloss are opposite finishes almost.

    Duplicolor makes a Gloss Black wheel paint that will probably stand up fairly well...I used regular Duplicolor rattle can so I could use Satin Black. Prep it right and it will stand up great.

    I am going to touch mine up for the first time soon- and it's been a year and the "touch ups" are minor pinstripes (need to polish/wax the truck to get rid of those pinstripes too)
     
  3. May 5, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    we just painted 05prerunner's truck at the last socal mod day, check his gallery, he used flat black krylon, you can allways touch them up if they get scratched, join us at the next mod day and paint them there if unseure.
     
  4. May 5, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Sand your rims down a little and use adhesion promotor to help bond the paint. I used actual wheel paint and it has held up pretty well. I used a high pressure washer and it did not affect it at all. Also, take your time and do several coats. I also finished mine with clear coat just to be safe and I painted the insides too.
     
  5. May 5, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    yup. :D

    Here's a pic of them painted: :cool:
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    Painting is easy.. we washed them, sanded, cleaned them up with a "tack cloth", hit it with a few coats of primer, then on the paint
     
  6. May 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    oh sweet that looks sick man, but what grit of sand paper should i use to sand them down.
     
  7. May 7, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    I really like Krylon semi flat... it looks great, not too glossy & not too dull!
     
  8. May 7, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    I used an 800- Use anything you want as long as it doesn't leave deep gouges you'll be fine.
     
  9. May 7, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    sweet thanks for the help picks will be up soon
     
  10. May 7, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    I also used 800...I did wetsanding...

    nice! Cant wait to see the pics
     
  11. May 10, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    do it there easy to paint!!!!!!!!
     
  12. May 13, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    Did you happen to take any photos yet? I'm curious to see how it turned out.
     
  13. May 13, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    naw i haven't, i been way to busy with work and school. im pretty much free on Friday so i should have them up then
     
  14. May 15, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the help, here is some before and after pictures

    P5150056.jpg
    P5150057.jpg
    P4300043.jpg
     
  15. May 15, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    Great Job man!! Looks great!:thumbsup:
     
  16. May 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    looks good, see it wasn't that hard now was it.:)
     
  17. May 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    thanks, yea it wasn't that bad at all, trying to convince my friend to do the same with his TRD sport wheels.
     
  18. May 17, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    Are you doing this with tires on or off the wheels?
     
  19. May 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    i did it with the tires on the wheels. i masked the tires off with tape and paper.

    P5150054.jpg
     
  20. May 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    +1...Totally doable with the tires still on. Index Cards/Tape and Paper work fine to mask off the rubber.
     
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