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Painting Wheels, Advice Needed (Polished Aluminum)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by xSpyderguyx, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Jul 5, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    xSpyderguyx

    xSpyderguyx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey TW,

    Been a while since I've done a mod, and I am looking to paint my wheels. I have Polished Aluminum 16" aftermarket wheels. I am looking to paint them black, while leaving the outer rim, lugs, and center piece silver(untouched).

    How should I got about doing this, any advice will be killer.

    Thanks guys, once I start I will document the entire process with pics up at my Composite shop.

    Here is a pic as they sit today-

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  2. Jul 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    dhomsey

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    i used black engine spray paint ... worked fine. looks good. no prep needed
     
  3. Jul 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I think they look great as-is. I woudn't touch em.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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  6. Jul 6, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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  7. Jul 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    also painted the plastic around the wheel wells. (no more armor-all), wheels do not show dirt painted black. see pics

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