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What Coating for Blacking out Stock Wheels?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ROGU3 PR3DATOR, Feb 4, 2012.

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What did you use to black out your wheels?

Poll closed Mar 5, 2012.
  1. Plasti Dip

    28 vote(s)
    22.6%
  2. Spray Paint, list brand

    33 vote(s)
    26.6%
  3. Powder Coat

    60 vote(s)
    48.4%
  4. Other, explain

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    ROGU3 PR3DATOR

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    I know there are a bunch of threads on how to do this mod in general. My question is more towards what is the best "paint" to use on them?

    I know a lot of people use Plasti Dip, some use regular spray paint, and some get them powder coated. But has anyone used a spray on bedliner material? Like what Duplicolor makes?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    For quality? Powdercoat. It's expensive.

    For durability? Rustoleum, becuse it's easy to retouch.

    Testing it out? plastidip, because it's easy to remove.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    if you plan on doing trails with rocks then i suggest spray paint as you can go back and retouch the rims from the rock rash..with poweder coat not so much. my wheels are spray painted black with Krylon satin spray paint, easy to use and work with...

    heres a pic of my wheels with the Krylon spray paint just for an example

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  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    My bumpers powder coated. Really durable. Found almost impossible to scratch it. Did it for $80 through a friend. Still thinking about doing my rims
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Duplicolor makes a wheel paint that is very good. Another favorite of mine is Krylon Fusion satin black. It's not quite as tough but sticks well and looks good. Both can be touched up. I think paint is a better option that powdercoat for wheels actually.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    thanks!
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    I just used spray paint then clear coated it with laquer..came out really glossy
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Snowman

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    I painted the wheels on my Prelude with the Duplicolor wheel paint. It came out awesome but I dont know how durable it would be for offroading. I picked powder coat because I think its the toughest all around paint. Gaven made a great point about easily touching up rattle-can.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    dupli color wheel paint
     
  11. Feb 4, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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  12. Feb 4, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    I was wanting to know the same...im glad you made this post...I think im going with paint for my stock 17s....
     
  13. Feb 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    I was leaning towards paint for the same reasons mentioned above. I have heard both directions on powder coat. To me its not worth the cash to try it and find out it scratches. Rattle can is an easy fix but less durable, which is was I was asking about the possibility of using the Duplicolor bed liner.

    I spoke with Billy at Brute Force Fabrications about what he recommends for his bumpers as I am getting a set of them soon. He said use that. Said it was tough stuff, way better then the other spray on liners. I figure if its good enough for a heavy duty bumper, wheels should be a walk in the park. Im hoping to get both durability and ease of touch up going that route, but unsure if it will look terrible. Thoughts on this?

    Thinking about it now, I wonder if the reason that people have issues with powder coating is that the wheels themselves might not have been properly preped. If the outer coating isint removed, would that not mean that the powder coat would bond to that? And not well more then likely, resulting in the powder coat scratching and flaking off. Might explain why some end up next to bullet proof where others scratch like a pair of cheap sunglasses in a sandbox.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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    Ok, sounds good. Thanks.
     
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    Well if memory serves me right, There is a shop here local that puts duracoat on firearms. Cost about 200-300 bucks to have an M4 done. But if you find out otherwise let us know.

    At 17 bucks a can though, I might be thinking of a different kind of coating.
     
  16. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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    Don't waste your time with Plastidip, I would suggest powder-coating..
     
  17. Feb 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    IMO...by the time u get the tires off, prep,prime,and paint,put tires back on and balance you are probably looking at a days work (doe right) and 150-200 bucks for product and balancing tires...thats if u do it right the first time..for about 400-500 u can have them sand blasted and powder coated ...do it right the first time...I actually like the look not painted....also keep in mind u can fid good deals on black rims all over ebay and sell your to even out the cost ...good luck
     
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    Bedliner on rims can make them harder to balance....Not impossible...Just more difficult.
    I used rattle can duplicolor paint for my rims. Easy to fix and clean. No issues with stains or anything. I've got bedliner on my stock bumper and I'll be putting it on my sliders (the wifes 4Runner sliders are bedlined as well)
     
  19. Feb 5, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    I've sprayed gallons of the stuff. Used it in a former business as an OEM coating. It is very forgiving. Mix ratios are not super critical. Dries to the touch very quickly. Best applied between 65 and 75 degrees. make sure the surface is very clean and thoroughly sanded. Requires no primer. Clearcoat is available, but I wouldn't use it on a wheel because it makes touch up basically impossible.. They have disposable spray guns, or you can use a mini sprayer like this: http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/bad/bad250-1.htm

    They work great with little waste. Make sure you have good ventilation as always. Use lacquer thinner for cleanup. You will need the hardener with UV protection, thinner and the paint. I'm guessing 8oz would do 4 wheels, but you should ask them. It covers very quickly. I would apply 2 or 3 coats. By the time you finish wheel 4, wheel one can probably recoated so no real wait time. That's at maybe 70 degrees. It be cured over night, but will continue to fully cure for up to a week. When fully cured it's as tough as a spray finish gets.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    The main step is prep, prep prep prep. Nothing is going to work well unless it has a proper surface to adhere to.
     
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