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post #1 of 4 Old 01-31-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Paint my own rims

Has anyone else painted there own rims before? My jeep is black and thought about painting them black as well. Want a flat black. No gloss. Want to make sure it looks good and won't easily chip or wear off due to road conditions, heat, cold or road salt. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-31-2013, 04:46 PM
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Powder coating is your best overall option, but not something the average user can do. Your best option for something easier to do is a flat black primer. 90% of your finish will be in your prep work(as with any paint), bare metal, sandblasted would be ideal. Properly sanded, cleaned surface will give you resistance to chipping.
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 06:16 AM
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If you decice to paint them,which Ive done many times with great results, give some thought to using a semi gloss color. This will clean up nicer than a flat color. It has the look of flat with the dirt repeling qualities of a gloss color. You can use rattle cans,brush or a spray gun. The results will vary with the preparation and quality of the materials you use. An automotive paint with a hardner will give the best results but material will run in the $100+ range.


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post #4 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 03:25 PM
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A coworker of mine used undercoating. It's cheap, durable and flat black. But if you go with paint, use some etching primer if you're spraying over bare metal.

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