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Thinking about painting stock rims?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by mcleod90, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. mcleod90

    mcleod90 [OP] 150,000 miles and counting

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    I figure black rims all look the same for the most part. Anybody have any luck or pics of their painted stock 15's
     
  2. JMCTacoma

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    Just did these two days ago

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  3. mcleod90

    mcleod90 [OP] 150,000 miles and counting

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    Thanks for the pic. How did you do it? Did you just spray paint them or what? Sorry noob here
     
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    Joben7726 wes mantooth ™

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    just did this last weekend. looks great, just used degreasing cleanser, then sanded it down with 400grit paper, then used VHT Epoxy [​IMG], it came out AWESOME.
     
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    aggiepack Well-Known Member

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    Joben7726 those look great! i want to see how they look on a super white taco. i'm painting the badges black this weekend but i think i'll hold off and see whether it looks good (imo of course) or not. Joben7726/JMCTacoma think you guys can post some pics of your trucks now? :D
     
  7. 2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    I did "Storm Grey" on mine. (+ black center caps and 225/75/15 tires)

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  8. AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    Did mine 6 months ago. Very easy mod, just time consuming if you do it properly. If you search around you will find a lot of threads on how to do it, every one has slightly different steps.
     
  9. afd23a

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    That looks better than the black IMO.
     
  10. JMCTacoma

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    Here are some pics for ya

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  11. Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Back in the old days :cool:

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  12. mcleod90

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    Thanks for all the pics. So did you guys just do one side of the truck at a time? Or did you put the truck on blocks for a day until the paint was dry
     
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    AndrewFalk Science!

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    I did the whole truck at once. Just put it on jack stands.
     
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    I am thinking about doing this mod as well, but I might try that plastic dip stuff so if I dont like it I can just peel it off.
     
  15. 2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Black rims with black everything else was a little to much for me. I like black, but even I can admit when it's to much. Plus I wanted to do something a little different than black, lots of people have done that.

    I was honestly going for something that looked a little more like the FJ TRD rims.

    I am very pleased with the way these turned out. The truck looks so much better and then adding the new tires on top if really makes sit a lot better and look more aggressive.
     
  16. Joben7726

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    sorry guys, i havent been on this thread in a few days, i posted some new pics on my profile, it looks great! any questions, feel free to PM me
     
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    comiesutra Well-Known Member

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    what brand of paint did you use for the "storm grey"? i want to paint mine a darker color but not really liking the way black looks.
     
  18. 2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Duplicolor..they offer a bunch of cans of Brand specific colors. It's the GM Storm Grey.
     
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    comiesutra Well-Known Member

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    i hate to say it but that was just a little bit obvious. thanks for the info. now another reason to look at all the cars i see everyday.
     
  20. pyro13g

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    Painted my black with Cheap Epoxy Paint from Advanced auto... I used some painters tape and got it done cheap and it looks great!
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