post #1 of Old 04-14-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Paintins over Chrome Wheels

Just picked up a YJ and hate the chrome (rusting) wheels. No money for new wheels right now so i was going to just paint them satin black. Any Advice?

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post #2 of Old 04-14-2010, 06:48 PM
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Paint won't stick well to chrome. You have to bead blast them or ruff them up pretty good to get a decent finish.
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post #3 of Old 04-14-2010, 07:48 PM
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I painted my chrome spare wheel/tire that i have. Paint doesn't stick well to chrome so scuff them up and prep them as best you can and use a good self etch primer before you paint. It still may chip off easier than if you were painting bare metal. I painted my spare about a year ago and it still looks good

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Sandblast em, a buddy of mine just did that and then hit em with some krylon and clearcoat.......turned out great.
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