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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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painting rims?

has anyone spray painted or painted their rims how do you go about that what kinda paint did u use? and is there any prep work i gotta do before? thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 01:11 AM
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Re: painting rims?

i painted my rims they where pitted bad and i wanted black rims anyways so i bout spray paint for rims they have it at any auto parts store and i sanded the crap out of my rims and painted them they are holding up so far and look good for how bad the rims looked before i painted them just remeber to sand everything and then clean them i just use prep wipes from auto store also sence there where easy heh
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Re: painting rims?

after you sand them, use some adhesion promoter or some kind of self etching primer before you apply your color. At least 3 coats of primer and 4 coats of color to get it to stand up to road use long term
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Re: painting rims?

I just sprayed on some Plasti-Dip. Seems to be holding up great even through a pretty rough ride in some bad mud...
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I was told hear recently that Les Schwab its powder coating rims now. Not sure on the cost but it might be worth looking into.

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Re: painting rims?

thanks for the help
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Painted my chrome bumpers about 2 months ago. Scuffed them up good. Wiped down with laquer thinner. 2 coats of etching primer. 2 coats of paint. 2 coats of clear. Shine as good as the truck. Holding up good. Used duplicolor paint.

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