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Unread 08-14-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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painting rims

so i want a black theme to go on my ZJ. i have the grill done and i want to accent it by making the rims black. whats the best way to do this?
Primer it then paint?
What to use, Rust-oleum or dupicolor?
Suggestions please!
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Unread 08-14-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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Depends on what you have for wheels now. Steel wheels are the easiest to prep and paint...no different than painting a frame, control arms or any typical metal parts. Sand, prime and paint. But aluminum can be a pain if it's not prepped properly, especially if the wheels still have the factory clearcoat.

I would say have them sandblasted to start with a fresh surface. But for the cost of sandblasting alone you could just buy a new set of steel wheels.

As far as paints go, Duplicolor offers some pretty rugged enamels. I like'm.

All black? Excellent taste. But then I'm biased.
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Unread 08-14-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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Go to the hardware store(or anywhere that sells painting products) and get "aircraft remover" thats what its actually called. Its in an aerosol can thats blue and white and has a plane on it. It is paint stripper that is meant for aluminum. Strip off the old paint, sand lightly and primer, then paint. Rattle can paint holds up great. I have done this on two cars. An audi A4 that i roadraced and auto-xd and a 90 talon that I dragged and auto-xd and never had any probs peeling or anything. Both had aluminum rims. I have no clue how itll hold up to mud though!
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Unread 08-14-2005, 11:06 PM   #4
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Also in addition to the other suggestions above, check Eastwoods catalog, they have wheel paint in there. You will have to strip the clear off the other wheels if it has any on it, I'm actually getting some of this to do my factory WJ wheels for poops and giggles, I'll post some pics when I get them done in a couple weeks.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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this is for the factory stock 16" rims for the ZJ. so prep, prime and paint. awesome , the three P's lol
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Unread 08-15-2005, 12:01 PM   #6
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Caution with Airline Stripper

If you've never used it before. Be careful, it'll burn your skin in about 2 seconds, and keep it away from ANYTHING that has paint on it, just a splash will eat through to the primer layer which can lead to total paint delamination. Go for it!
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Unread 08-19-2005, 05:09 PM   #7
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well took me about 3days to do because of work, i think they turned out greaaaat.

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Can you get a closer pic of just the wheels, the rest looks really good. What method did you end up using?
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Unread 08-19-2005, 05:17 PM   #9
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yeah, hold up a min.


i think that the wheel nuts look good with the black rims.

i bought that aircraft stripper stuff, worked VERY VERY VERY well on the inside where all the oil, dirt and other stuff was sitting, took it right off. after that i wet sanded it a bit with an automotive sanding pad, primed it with sealer too, painted about 3coats on the outside and one on the inside and clear coated twice on the outside.
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Hey,

as long as you like them and they are the color you want


That's cool.

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Unread 08-19-2005, 05:43 PM   #11
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Hey,

as long as you like them and they are the color you want


That's cool.

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so what your saying is...you dont like them lol

i think i could of did a better job but i rushed the stripping and painting between coats, gah, it will look better when i touch it up.
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Looks good, I'm still waiting on the wheel paint (non chipping) from Eastwoods. I have a nice set of polished wheels on my WJ now and want to take the factory silverblades and paint them black then use them in the winter to keep the salt and crap off the nice set. After seeing Puma's pictures of black wheels on a white Jeep I decided that's the way to go, Really nice look IMO. Who knows if they turn out good I might just have to sell the polished ones. From what I've researched patience is the key, I'll probably take a weekend or two to finish them up. Thanks for the tips though.
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Looks good, I'm still waiting on the wheel paint (non chipping) from Eastwoods. I have a nice set of polished wheels on my WJ now and want to take the factory silverblades and paint them black then use them in the winter to keep the salt and crap off the nice set. After seeing Puma's pictures of black wheels on a white Jeep I decided that's the way to go, Really nice look IMO. Who knows if they turn out good I might just have to sell the polished ones. From what I've researched patience is the key, I'll probably take a weekend or two to finish them up. Thanks for the tips though.
Why don't you just get some black ones?
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From what I've researched patience is the key, I'll probably take a weekend or two to finish them up. Thanks for the tips though.

yes, patience is the key, DO NOT rush the job. and yes it will probably take you a go weekend to paint all four rims.
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Hey,

I didn't say that at all

It doesn't matter about others telling you about your mods as long as you like them. Go for it.

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