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Old 10-02-2009, 03:39 AM   #1
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Just curious if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for painting rims?

Basically score um, clean um, mask, then paint.

However what's the best paint to use that will last through the winter and not being to flake after a few weeks?
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:47 AM   #2
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with the rocks and debris on the roads here man, good luck having paint last.

My alloys took a beating. I'd hate to see what painted wheels look like.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:56 AM   #3
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I mean Isaac did a good job on his they looked great in may saw um over labor day and they were rough. Just kinda thinking if I score, prime, 4 coat, then clear they should do fine if I can minipulate a 70 degree structure.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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I touch mine up with the duplicolor rim paint usually before I put em on every season so it definetely takes a beating. I scuffed mine and then used a great trick using playing cards to mask the tires off and applied a few coats of graphite then a few cans of clear on top.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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Am I better off using custom mixed rattle cans from napa to get the color I want or should I just use duplicolor? I'm curious what brand of paint cures the best to rims.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:08 AM   #6
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I've always used Duplicolor.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:09 AM   #7
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I think you should just plan on painting them every year... otherwise, powder coat
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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I think you should just plan on painting them every year... otherwise, powder coat

becca knows a cheap place out in wasilla that powder coats
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #9
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becca knows a cheap place out in wasilla that powder coats
Advanced Powdercoating? They're a pretty good shop out past Wasilla.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #10
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Advanced Powdercoating? They're a pretty good shop out past Wasilla.

not sure about the name.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #11
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not sure about the name.
Advanced is where I got my summer rims powder coated and they still look great. +2 for powdercoating and Advanced! When I got mine done they were a good 10 to 15 dollars per rim less than anyone I found in town.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:52 PM   #12
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Advanced Powdercoating? They're a pretty good shop out past Wasilla.
No, it's tri-jet right near my house behind the fairgrounds
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:21 PM   #13
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No, it's tri-jet right near my house behind the fairgrounds
Never heard of them... Good prices?
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:37 PM   #14
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keeping wheels looking "nice" is not possible in alaska.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:43 PM   #15
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I can buy a rattle can for about 20 bucks. Plus I'm buying the wheels I am cause they have tires on them already. I didn't wanna pay the reducilous amount to mount and balance.

I can be said and done around 50 bucks on this projects and if next year I wanna do it again i'll powder coat I just want to paint something I miss it.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:27 PM   #16
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i've been to them for both sets of rims and i have been very happy with the quality and the speed at having them done.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #17
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becca and you pm me there number?
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745-6900 is Tri Jet Cutting, is that the place? They are near the Fair.



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ditto =)
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:03 AM   #20
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scuff them up good and put on a good layer of primer. then do several thin coats and just keep getting heavier ont the coats till they start getting glossy. let them dry in a nice warm place for a week or so before putting them on too. it will let them cure better.

btw playing cards stuck around the bead of the rim works great for masking off the tire.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:00 AM   #21
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I wanted to do this before winter but no garage makes it so hard
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:03 PM   #22
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...used a great trick using playing cards to mask the tires off...
This is a good way, but I used index cards. Much cheaper than a deck of cards. ...and you get 48 more cards to a pack!

Here's the ones I painted.



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