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Old 11-22-2003, 12:52 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anyhting about painting rims and tires..what paints to use and how to do it..i'd like to see picks if you have any...thanks
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Old 11-22-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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i used duplicolor wheel paint, they give some instructions on painting the wheels, but why would you paint the tires?

heres the duplicolor website... http://www.duplicolor.com/products/wheel.html

and here are some pics of my car... http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/csl...My+Car&.view=t
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Old 11-22-2003, 03:53 PM   #3
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I've painted about 5 sets now and they've all turned out pretty well. Here is my process:

- Wash and clean wheel.
- I then clean with some wire brush as well as sandpaper to both scuff the surface and to clean any hard to get off gunk.
- Wash and clean wheels again and then let dry fully. Make sure there is no water anywhere. I also let them airdry over night now just to make sure.
- I use two or three coats of primer letting it dry each time.
- I then use 2-4 coats of paint depending on the color, again letting it dry each time.
- Finally I spray 2-3 coats of clearcoat on them, again letting it dry after each coat.
- Leave it overnight to dry....good to go.

Also make sure you get wheels weights off.

I paint the full wheel suface, front and back with the tire off.

Good luck with your paint job!
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Old 11-22-2003, 04:23 PM   #4
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I may have to try that, tora. I was going to paint mine as well.


Kingronaldo - I hate to sound rude, but do a search. There have been many threads about this. If you have tried a search, then fine. If you haven't try that next time before posting a new thread.


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Old 11-23-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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The advice posted above is good.

The one thing I haven't seen mentiones is to buy a good quality tack cloth and wipe the wheel down with it between coats. This $5 investment will make sure that any dust or particulate that may fall on the wheel while drying doesn't get painted over and ruin the finish.
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:07 PM   #6
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All this effort -

I had a quote to powder coat the rim for less than 50 each - powder coating is tougher.


Any thoughts?
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:08 PM   #7
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wait why do you have to get the wheel weights off? (Is that what you are saying?)

Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:20 PM   #8
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wait why do you have to get the wheel weights off? (Is that what you are saying?)

Thanks!
In order to get an even coat the wheels should be stripped and roughed... This would include weights.
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