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post #1 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Rim painting trick!

Basicly you just go get 4 decks of cards and fit them in between the rim and tire one at a time placing each card over the other exactly like the last, pretty simple. Beats taking the tires off

Anybody else on here ever try this?

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post #2 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 02:27 PM
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Very cool idea, I have been thinking about painting my stock rims but I was really dreading taping up the rim to prep and then re taping to paint. How much prep work did you do before you started spraying?
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post #3 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 03:52 PM
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Note cards work too. Dollar store!
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post #4 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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I just hit them with a quick sand then sprayed them with this (1/2 can each rim)


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Turned out pretty good, not a spray on the tire

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post #5 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Haha and to think I wasted a good amount I time taping those damn tires! Wish I saw this first!
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Haha and to think I wasted a good amount I time taping those damn tires! Wish I saw this first!
But now you know!

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post #7 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 05:43 PM
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I thought everyone did this I use index cards though since they're easier to get but a bigger PITA to keep in place

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But now you know!

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post #9 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 05:56 PM
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I've just always slid tape in there and thrown a trash bag the rest. Unless the white lettering is out I wouldn't even bother. My tires are covered in mud most the time and black spray paint on black rubber doesn't exactly show or stick around long.


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post #10 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 05:59 PM
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looks good. i might cover mine with some clear acrylic spry after to get a bit more gloss out of it.
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looks good. i might cover mine with some clear acrylic spry after to get a bit more gloss out of it.
Ya i like that flat look myself

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post #12 of 24 Old 09-06-2012, 10:33 PM
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Looks good.

FYI - about 12-14 sheets of 8.5x11 typing paper does the trick on 15" rims too. Most likely easier to come by than 4 decks of cards - but same principle either way.

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post #13 of 24 Old 09-07-2012, 07:47 AM
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Note cards would work as well. Probably cheaper than playing cards.

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post #14 of 24 Old 09-07-2012, 08:02 AM
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This, but my question is why 4 decks of cards? We did all 4 wheels on our VW with 1.

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post #15 of 24 Old 09-07-2012, 10:33 AM
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Ive been doing this for years, but i just reuse the cards from wheel to wheel

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