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Problems after painting rims????????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by alx_alx_69, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    alx_alx_69

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    Have any of you with painted stock rims had any problems after doing the job, i.e. paint chipping, or requiring constant touch up. Or is it a do it right once and its good to go.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    JimBeam

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    do it right once and youre good to go

    my old wheels were painted...and i had them for a couple of years with no bubbling or chipping or anything of the sort except where i gave them rock rash offroad
     
  3. Dec 24, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    i primered my wheels with self etching primer before i painted them......and the only spots that "chipped" are where they moved the weights around for balancing.

    what kinda paint/prep did you do?
     
  4. Dec 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    havent done it yet, just want to be sure before I do
     
  5. Dec 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    I got my rims static balanced- weights on the inner lip only to aviod problems with lip chipping. I haven't had an other chipping or bubbling. Some like trail marking and scrapes but that'll happen to any rim.

    Use a good cleaner, prime and paint using the directions on the can/jar of paint, and let them cure. Keep them clean and you'll be good to go.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    i just scuffed with 220 grit, cleaned with brake cleaner,and painted with rustoleum flat black.no issues in a year now.even hit with 2800 psi power washer.
     
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