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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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Painting my Rims and changing Sneakers

Howdy everyone! So the ZJ I picked up a little over a month just passed it's NH safety inspection with flying colors

With that monkey off my back I've been running a ton of things through my mind but the one that hits me every time I step out my kitchen door is swapping over the rims and tires from my Part YJ to my ZJ. The tires on my ZJ now are 225/75R15 and the ones on my parts YJ are 30X9.5 R15. Also the ones on my ZJ now are all season "sissy" tires and the others are M+S tread.

Sooooooo, here's my question. The chrome rims are fairly rusty (see pic). If I sand them as best I can by hand to get all the crud off, can I plasti-dip these rims with decent results?




Lastly, while the tires are in pretty good shape with decent tread, good sidewalls, and they hold air and shape very well, they do have some minor weather cracking between treads.......should I be concerned (planning new tires this year anyway, these would be to hold me over for a while).




So what do you guys think, swap them over and plasti-dip the rims so I can get this thing on the trails....or just pound the pavement all summer while I save up for new tires.

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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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Those wheels will most likely need to be sandblasted before you do anything to them. As for the tires, they don't look too terrible.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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i would wire wheel the rims and they will take paint/plastidip as for your tires i wouldn't risk it maybe put them on just for off road trips
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Unread 03-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #4
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Maybe what I'll do is throw one on the ZJ and see how it looks. If I like it I'll wire wheel and paint the rims and run the tires for a short time while I look for new ones. 90% of my driving is done under 40mph and 75% under 30mph
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