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Painting Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by phynyx38, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    phynyx38

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    I am going to be painting my wheels this weekend and I wanted to know if I take of the weights for balancing the wheel can I put them back on myself or do I need to get the tires re-balanced? Or should I say what the hell and paint them with the tires? Thanks for whatever info you can share.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    If you paint them with the rims- When the time comes to change the rubbers you'll have to re paint the run or at least touch up where the weights were on the old set. You'll also have scrapes from the weights being removed and installed.

    You can get the tires Satic Balanced and have them place weights ONLY on the inside lip of the rim or use sticky weights or a product like EQUAL to aviod using lip weights at all.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    got any pics of the painted wheels?
     
  4. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Check out my gallery for photos of the process and the result of my painting...Black Painted Sport stockers...
     
  5. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Thanks for the info Brunes! I painted the wheels this weekend. Will post some pics once I download from camera.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    i wanna paint my stockies but i'll see how yours came out first.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    I painted mine yesterday. Came out super good. I love them. I say do it.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    gen x,heres stock trds.rattle canned flat black. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Here are pictures of mine. Hammered black finish.

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  10. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    looks good. Is the texture rough?
     
  11. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    nah, not really, but then, I have had mine painted with hammered finish for months...needs some touching up, but it was cheaper than new rims.:D
     
  12. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    get the weights put on the inside of the rim next time
     
  13. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    same here. I used rustoleum primer. 3 coats. Then 3 coats of rustoleum flat black wheel paint.
     
  14. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Ok here are some pictures of my painted wheels. They came out a little shiny cuz I painted them satin black. If I had to do it again, I think I would go with a flat black.

    Painting prep

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    Painted wheels

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    TSB Shocks & Struts
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    All in all I like the way they came out. Thanks to everyone for their input and info.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    looks good. If you didnt spray clearcoat on there you could always do a couple coats of flat black.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Damn... I want to do mine, but it's a lease... would that matter?
     
  17. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    I did 2 coats of clear coat, that's another reason why they are shiny.

    Also not sure about the lease, I know my brother did all kinds of upgrades to his Tundra and they didn't really care. Best to check.
     
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