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TRD Beadlock Bronze Wheels - Paint them

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by spikele, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    spikele

    spikele [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The dealerships in my area are having a hard time ordering them in black.

    If I ordered the bronze. How would I would I need to go about painting them? Will I need to coat them in something before I paint them in black?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    imho, the broze beadlock look wheels are sweet as-is...ru sure you want to paint them? Maybe try plasti-dip, that way you can change back to bronze if you change your mind.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Not a big fan of the bronze on a white truck. LOL.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    If you don't have tires mounted yet, remove the 'bead lock' and have them powdercoated. Not overly cheap but very durable.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    spikele

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    Can anyone else chime in?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    Powdercoat is the best option... if you don'r wanna stick w/ bronze.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    TacoDanny

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    I'd have to agree bronze on white would look great since everyone and their mother has black rims these days. There are a few posts on how people painted their rims if you don't want to pay to get them powdercoated.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    They are powedercoated bronze, so only option is to media blast, or they lightly prep the wheel and powedercoat over the bronze. Powedercoat is already a thick application of paint so I would media blast to ensure the hole for teh valve stem fits and the edges and corners of the wheels openings still show nicely. I have the black beadlocks and will be sending them to OMF to become real beadlocks, but I also need a spare. They are crash replacement only thats why the dealer has to show the VIN and a picture of the damaged wheel and possibly a written estimate from a body shop. Hope this helps
     
  9. Jun 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Bronze on white would look freaking awesome...


    Keep them bronze. :thumbsup:
     
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