Repainting WJ wheels - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 35 Old 04-30-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
Repainting WJ wheels

And now let the painting begin! Today I started my restoration of my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ wheels. Looks a lot better now don't you think. Here is the before shot.

Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 Old 04-30-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
Here is the after shot.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #3 of 35 Old 04-30-2013, 03:39 PM
lemiller
Registered User
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Naperville
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by scross1220 View Post
Here is the after shot.
Nice job! It looks really good. What paint did you use?
lemiller is offline  
post #4 of 35 Old 04-30-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
DupiColor. Three coats of silver and three coats of gloss. Will need to wet sand with 1500 grit in 7 days to to bring out the shine.


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #5 of 35 Old 05-12-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
New hubs for the new wheels.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #6 of 35 Old 05-12-2013, 08:01 PM
WJ4x4LIFE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574



I love it!
WJ4x4LIFE is offline  
post #7 of 35 Old 05-12-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
Fixing a burst SS brake line tomorrow and installing the hubs.


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #8 of 35 Old 05-12-2013, 11:14 PM
Jeeples
Moderator
 
Jeeples's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: forum/f310/
Posts: 6,565
I couldn't help but notice that it looks like you painted over the wheel weight. The next time you have them rotated and balanced or new tires installed, there is going to be a nice sized chip in your finish.

I usually tell the tire shops to use stick on weights that are attached to inside barrel of the wheel. If they insist on using hammer on weights then I have them attached to the inside of the wheel. It helps prevent chips and marring in the factory clear coat on the face of the wheel.

His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- Some stuff

Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 Laredo- Some more stuff


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by wjjeep19 View Post
It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
Jeeples is offline  
post #9 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
You are right I did not think about that. Well I looks like in 3 years I will have to do a touchup or repaint the wheels when I have to change the tires again. No biggie but a very good point. I rember on my fathers car they put the weight on the inside of the rim like you said. He purchased an assortment of wheel weights online and had the tire shop do as you said. It looks a lot better to.
Thanks.


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #10 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 08:55 AM
bmandubj10
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 289
Looks good I am thinking about painting my chrome rogues to plasti dip black since I have a white WJ and I hate chrome.

- 2003 WJ Limited 4.7L 4x4, 3 inch IRO coil lift with Bilstein shocks, OME .5 inch spacers, adjustable IRO Track Bar. Beefy Tenneco Steering Stabilizer. 32 inch General Grabber AT2's, 5000k DDM Tuning HID lights. Magna Flow Cat-back exhaust system. Rola safari rack. IRO bump stops. Kevin's Offroad 2 1/4 A-Arm spacer.
bmandubj10 is offline  
post #11 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 11:15 AM
Jeeples
Moderator
 
Jeeples's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: forum/f310/
Posts: 6,565
Quote:
Originally Posted by scross1220 View Post
You are right I did not think about that. Well I looks like in 3 years I will have to do a touchup or repaint the wheels when I have to change the tires again. No biggie but a very good point. I rember on my fathers car they put the weight on the inside of the rim like you said. He purchased an assortment of wheel weights online and had the tire shop do as you said. It looks a lot better to.
Thanks.
Hey, no problem, I've learned that the hard way too. Regardless, they look great

His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- Some stuff

Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 Laredo- Some more stuff


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by wjjeep19 View Post
It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
Jeeples is offline  
post #12 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
Thanks again for your advice. This is how I learn.


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #13 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
If you use Plasti Dip I would sand well. You are better off using a back engine paint from Dupi Color it will last longer.


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
post #14 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Jrboarder27
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boulder
Posts: 1,208
If your wanting to use plasti dip because you want to be able to remove it than don't sand it.
Jrboarder27 is offline  
post #15 of 35 Old 05-13-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
scross1220
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Linden
Posts: 477
One run in the mud it will start to peel. I saw someone use it on their car and it started to peel after one car wash.


______ooooo
/__l_l_,\____\,___
l_---l_l__l---[o]llllll[o]
_.(o)_)__(o)_)--o-)_)


If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.
scross1220 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome