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post #1 of 13 Old 01-24-2009, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Painting wheels

Just wondering who here has painted their wheels. What paint did you use? What prep you did? And how they are holding up? Im thinking f painting my stock clear coated wheels a satin black. But would hate to have them chipping and flaking. I have this style wheel: http://www.wheelcollision.com/wccpix/9014grey.jpg


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post #2 of 13 Old 01-24-2009, 11:21 AM
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I used some rustoleum automotive primer and rustoleum semi gloss(same as satin). All i did was wash the rims let it dry good, hit it with a few coats of primer. I did a coat on one and then went to the next and so on all the way around. Then did about 4 coats of paint in the same way and it turned out great, no chipping or flaking so far. I had the stock wheels with the clear coat to.
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I have had great success with truck bedliner spray bomb made by Dupli-Color. It is very durable and easy to apply. Its a nice low gloss textured finish. Clean the wheels thoroughly with acetone or lacquer thin. Even a light sanding will help with adhesion. The textured paint will hide any minor flaws.
that's my suggestion

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Hmmm.... And one would think the spray bedliner would resist chipping better. Wonder if it would also work on the plastic bumpers and sides.

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I'm in love with that style wheel, looks even better with the black, nice job.
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here is a link to some pics http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...l#post11673927
I lightly sandblasted the original rims to etch then I sanded the rim edge smoother with a 220 grit and masked that off and primed the rims with a black epoxy primer then hit two coats of single stage polyurethane black then unmasked the rim edge then I hit two coats of urethane over everything to keep the bare aluminum fresh looking. I also balaced it so that my wheel weights are in the inside. New lug nuts and voila! looks aftermarket.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-26-2011, 06:19 PM
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Jeep withdrawl?

So i dropped my zj off at the body shop today to get my hood fixed. The gave me 96 chrysler cirrus xli as a loaner. Every where I drive I feel less rugged and strippedof all my pride without my zj. Can any one else relate?
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So i dropped my zj off at the body shop today to get my hood fixed. The gave me 96 chrysler cirrus xli as a loaner. Every where I drive I feel less rugged and strippedof all my pride without my zj. Can any one else relate?
i know the feeling...with me though i have my jeep sitting in the driveway and i cant legally drive it right this moment...it kills me every time i walk by it and drive it

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Hmmm.... And one would think the spray bedliner would resist chipping better. Wonder if it would also work on the plastic bumpers and sides.
A guy I know did just that and it looks nice. I will try to shoot a pic and post it next time I see it. I believe he said he used the dupli-color bed liner spray.

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post #11 of 13 Old 07-28-2011, 11:39 PM
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Straightpipe...

Love what you did with your jeep!
The before picture looks almost exactly like mine, except my 93's got the stock running boards.
That second picture is what I want it to look like!

How did you do your rims? Do you have to take the tires off the rim to paint them? Or is it just a lot of taping?

I like the pics of Whiteout's rims. I was thinking about redoing mine silver, but now that I've seen the complete black look, I'm thinking of doing that.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-29-2011, 05:51 AM
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Just prep them well and rattle can 'em with flat black. It never shows brake dust and if you off road with it, your wheels get trashed anyhow. Just grab the can and touch 'em up



Yeah, I'm putting bigger tires on soon.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-29-2011, 07:14 AM
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I used some rustoleum automotive primer and rustoleum semi gloss(same as satin). All i did was wash the rims let it dry good, hit it with a few coats of primer. I did a coat on one and then went to the next and so on all the way around. Then did about 4 coats of paint in the same way and it turned out great, no chipping or flaking so far. I had the stock wheels with the clear coat to.
semigloss and satin are not the same by any means.


scuff and clean, and then sprayed them with satin rustoleum which covers all your mistakes

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