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Thinking about painting stock 5 lug rims

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by HMFD110, Apr 14, 2011.

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Painting rims?

  1. Matte black

    52.7%
  2. Gloss black

    16.5%
  3. Don't paint rims

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  4. Get new rims

    25.3%
  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    HMFD110

    HMFD110 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got a stock 5 lugger and I've wanted to paint the rims. Wondering if I should go with matte black, gloss black, or not to paint them at all. Any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    plee33

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    Powder coat it, don't have to deal with drips and texture. Matte Black is the way to go.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    tommelleo22

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  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I did semi-gloss on mine. Pics are in my build :thumbsup:
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    tacomathom

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    NAPA has "Toyota Trim Black" #7244. That was used on my wheels and I think it came out okay.

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  7. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    PSJ

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    This seems a good option to match the black trim your truck has. Other manufactures also make a paint to match, and you could also go factory white. If not, most matte or semi gloss blacks are close, or a gloss black will work depending on your preference. :cool:
     
  8. Apr 15, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Any black finish on the rims will look good. I didn't really care what paint I used because I'm going to be replacing the rims after these stock tires wear out.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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    Drogers

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    Rattle canned mine and they turned out great. Just take your time and be patient. Thought about the powder coat option but figured if I was going to spend that money I'd just invest in a new set of wheels. Had em on painted for over a week, off and on road, as of now they're holding up well with no chips or dings.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    seksilumpia

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    plasti dip it! if you dont like it,peel it off..heres mine
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  11. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Long lasting - powdercoated
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  12. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    ^^^ agreed

    If you want quality and something strong then powdercoat but for the price of that you can get new rims. Other than that..I'd say gloss. I plasti dipped mine and it turned out good but I kind of wish I did gloss instead
     
  13. May 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    brelandt

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    Sorry but I just can't help but to think to myself...where is that guys hub caps? LOL! I like the look of black when there is a chrome center cap or lug nuts like the aftermarket american racing wheels come. But I'll have to vote on new rims in bright metal, not chrome however. LOL!
     
  14. Jun 4, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    skytower

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    Flat black, and make sure you paint under the wheel weights:)
     
  15. Jun 4, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Your tire is under inflated.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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  17. Jun 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    LBCdan

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    I voted to get new rims. I bought some KMC Enduros and sold my stocks so in the end I didnt pay too much!
     
  18. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    tacomathom

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    I really like the XD Series Enduros, one of the few good lookin' wheels for the 5-lug. I'm getting them when my factory tires wear out.
     
  19. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    I would just spray paint gloss black see how you like it. 5 dollars is lost if you decide you want to opt for new wheels.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    i used the rustoleum wheel paint from autozone. i couldn't be happier.

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