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Unread 06-08-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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Best paint to use to paint wheels

Hello everyone, been wanting to paint my american racing outlaw 2 the same color as lets say, AEV pintler argent gray. Whats the best brand paint to use so that it lasts a long time as wheel as coats well. Thank you

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Unread 06-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Subscribed cuz I'm painting mine soon as well. I hear some say wheel paint from auto parts stores.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 11:19 AM   #3
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Went and used duplicator wheel paint, not sure the specific name, but it was graphite. If you use this it is very hard to use, it dries before it reaches the wheel so you have to be very close or it looks like dust. I don't recommend using it. I have to re group and I'll get back to you.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #4
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Unread 06-19-2014, 11:44 AM   #5
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Plasti dip! I've had mine plasti dipped black for 7 months no problem. It's pretty rugged **** but if you do manage to rip the rubber coating take a rag with some thinner wipe the area then re spray. It's easy to take off too
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Unread 10-18-2014, 09:39 AM   #6
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how easy does the plastidip rip? if you do some offloading, will it hold up? Any special prepping needed for an aluminum wheel?
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Unread 10-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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I ended up doing my wheels with this stuff:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum...Black/23760381

I ran a scotch brite pad on em, cleaned up, primed em, and then put on 6 or so coats of that paint. It goes on pretty thick and is real tough when dry. I dropped a lug nuts and the wrench on the wheel once and it did not chip at all. Very strong coating. It almost looks like a brand new powdercoated wheel:

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Unread 10-18-2014, 07:32 PM   #8
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DupliColor Wheel Enamel is what I use. It holds up pretty well.
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Unread 10-21-2014, 05:20 AM   #9
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I ended up doing my wheels with this stuff:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum...Black/23760381

I ran a scotch brite pad on em, cleaned up, primed em, and then put on 6 or so coats of that paint. It goes on pretty thick and is real tough when dry. I dropped a lug nuts and the wrench on the wheel once and it did not chip at all. Very strong coating. It almost looks like a brand new powdercoated wheel:


That turned out good.

I used just the plain old rattle can rust oleum to paint my wheels and Rubi rails. It's holding up fine. Now I need to yank off my sliders and clean those up as they are showing their age because of trail abuse.
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I can't vouch for longevity yet, but here is how rust oleum high performance wheel paint in silver came out.







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I ended up doing my wheels with this stuff:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum...Black/23760381

I ran a scotch brite pad on em, cleaned up, primed em, and then put on 6 or so coats of that paint. It goes on pretty thick and is real tough when dry. I dropped a lug nuts and the wrench on the wheel once and it did not chip at all. Very strong coating. It almost looks like a brand new powdercoated wheel:

That plain jane wheel looks incredible with those aggressive tires !!
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Unread 12-01-2014, 01:26 AM   #12
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Thanks. I dig em too!

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Any pics of the argent/anthracite? Been looking at plasti-dipping my moabs in anthracite grey
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Unread 12-03-2014, 12:45 PM   #14
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Plasti-dip works great. 3-4 coats of plasti-dip then 2-3 coats of rustoleum and the rims come out nice and clean!
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