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Unread 04-04-2006, 06:44 AM   #16
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Blaine,
I don't have a link, but the spray bomb cans have good instructions. I noticed you can buy the Duplicolor wheel paints at Walmart, Discount Auto, etc...


Todd,
Go right ahead. Steal it. I stuck it on here 'cause I thought It'd give people more ideas. I noticed Duplicolor sells black, gun metal, and aluminum colors. I think the black masked off the same way might look good.

Everybody,
Thanks again for the kind words.
Tyler


Oh, almost forgot. I did test it all out on my spare first. that way if I didn't like it I could always by a tire cover. Anyhow, now I wouldn't hesitate to do all five at once

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Unread 04-04-2006, 07:37 AM   #17
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I never liked the Ravine wheels until now. Those look great.
Can you give a little more detail on the prep work? Did you wet sand them? Just enought to scuff them, or did you try to take the clear coat off?
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Unread 04-04-2006, 08:01 AM   #18
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I never liked the Ravine wheels until now. Those look great.
Can you give a little more detail on the prep work? Did you wet sand them? Just enough to scuff them, or did you try to take the clear coat off?

Thanks. I have new respect for them now also. lol

Process is as follows: I took the wheels off the jeep, sanded with 320 wet/dry to prep the surface (basically scratching/scuff the clearcoat up) for adhesion, wash with soap and water, let dry, mask off tire and any parts of the wheel you don't want painted, clean areas to be painted with cleaner/degreaser, spray 2 light coats then a medium coat of color(min.10 minutes max. 1 hour between coats). On top of that I put 2 layers of clear. Next time I rotate the tires I might scuff 'em up a little and put another coat or two of clear to make 'em like glass.

Was all easy except masking the edge. Took a little time is all.

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Unread 08-02-2006, 02:34 PM   #19
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To revive this old thread, how has the paint held up while offroading? I've marred up my Canyons so far, and wouldn't mind repainting them to a black or some darker color to go with my Jeep a bit better.



That is how my Jeep sits now. I think black would look good, but I really don't want the steel wheels.

Your input on how well the paint holds up while wheeling would be appreciated.
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Unread 08-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #20
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To revive this old thread, how has the paint held up while offroading? I've marred up my Canyons so far, and wouldn't mind repainting them to a black or some darker color to go with my Jeep a bit better.



That is how my Jeep sits now. I think black would look good, but I really don't want the steel wheels.

Your input on how well the paint holds up while wheeling would be appreciated.
Mine have held up fine. No chipping, fading, or peeling. Paint those Canyons, and post some pics. Nice Rig!!!
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Unread 08-04-2006, 02:48 PM   #21
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Those painted Ravines catch my eye everytime I see a picture of your Jeep posted. Almost makes me want to go get mine all banged up just so I have an excuse to paint them.
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Unread 09-10-2006, 12:19 PM   #22
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To revive this old thread, how has the paint held up while offroading? I've marred up my Canyons so far, and wouldn't mind repainting them to a black or some darker color to go with my Jeep a bit better.



That is how my Jeep sits now. I think black would look good, but I really don't want the steel wheels.

Your input on how well the paint holds up while wheeling would be appreciated.

Here are painted canyons for ya to check out on a friends jeep




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Unread 09-10-2006, 08:22 PM   #23
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To revive this old thread, how has the paint held up while offroading? I've marred up my Canyons so far, and wouldn't mind repainting them to a black or some darker color to go with my Jeep a bit better.



That is how my Jeep sits now. I think black would look good, but I really don't want the steel wheels.

Your input on how well the paint holds up while wheeling would be appreciated.

Whats the bar arounf the rear of your tub. Where did you get it? Nice jeep...empty your PM box
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Unread 09-12-2006, 06:29 PM   #24
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Here are painted canyons for ya to check out



they look really good.

what tires are those btw??
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Unread 09-13-2006, 05:59 AM   #25
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they look really good.

what tires are those btw??
Not my jeep, but I believe they are a wild spirit, radial rvt, 32/11.5/15's
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Unread 11-16-2006, 02:05 PM   #26
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Reviving this thread, in your opinion with my Jeep (green TJ above), which would look better, the black or the color 33Unlimited used?

Do you have any more closeups of your wheels after having wheeled it some? I think I could clean up my wheels a bit and fill some of the deep gashes with something (any recommendations to patch alloy scratches/gauges?) and paint em to make em look really sharp.

Just not sure which color would look best. I like the black, but don't know if I want to go THAT dark... opinions?
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Unread 11-16-2006, 02:31 PM   #27
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I think if you went with just a true black like the picture that oreo posted it would look best. Since you have all the black armor why add another color in there? Just match the black you already have.... Just my opinion.
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Unread 11-16-2006, 02:59 PM   #28
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Reviving this thread, in your opinion with my Jeep (green TJ above), which would look better, the black or the color 33Unlimited used?

Do you have any more closeups of your wheels after having wheeled it some? I think I could clean up my wheels a bit and fill some of the deep gashes with something (any recommendations to patch alloy scratches/gauges?) and paint em to make em look really sharp.

Just not sure which color would look best. I like the black, but don't know if I want to go THAT dark... opinions?
Go black. It will look great with your color scheme.

I did the charcoal color just to mix up the dark colored theme. The all black look is nice, but the truth is the top and flares end up grayish so I thought grayish wheels would work good on my all dark theme.

The finish still looks awesome on my wheels. I was just thinking how good they have held up this morning. I cleaned my jeep from 6-10am this morning (yea 4 hours in the cold!!!)after extracting my friends 03 power wagon last night from the the nasty *** power lines, mud bog, filth we have around here. I'll post pics of the mess and the wheels later.

Here's the pics:
The nasty:


The pretty:




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Unread 11-16-2006, 03:06 PM   #29
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I really like 33Unlimiteds with the dark gray. I think it would look good for you. But I think a flat black or semi-gloss would be ok too. I would keep away from the high gloss black. I don't think it looks very good on the other Jeep. But a flat black might be pretty cool.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 06:19 AM   #30
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Tyler, sure looks like that paint has held up well. Good to know. I just need to decide if I want to go with black or the grey that you used. Which variety was it? Gloss or semi-gloss? Does it really matter if you adding the clearcoat to it?
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