post #1 of Old 10-28-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Painted rims - Before and After

Show off your painted rims. I just finished mine and I think they look SWEEEEEET!!!!

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post #2 of Old 10-29-2008, 12:10 AM
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That looks awesome. I don't have anything to contribute to this thread other than "damn".

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That's really cool looking! I would post mine, but they are just the stock steelies, and I haven't painted them yet. They are brown right now, I'm painting them black. . .

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post #4 of Old 10-29-2008, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!!! It was easier than I expected. Just takes time to tape off the simulated bead lock evenly and some patience.
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post #5 of Old 10-29-2008, 05:07 PM
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post #6 of Old 10-29-2008, 06:05 PM
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awesome, awesome, awesome

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post #7 of Old 10-30-2008, 12:38 AM
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what kinda paint did you use looks bad arss by the way
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post #8 of Old 10-30-2008, 03:41 AM
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Yea I have similar wheels and have been thinking about doing mine as well. But I never have 2 days off in a row to get it done. Did you use duplicolor wheel paint? how many cans did it take you? Clear coat too? Looks great by the way!
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Painted Moabs. They have been painted for the past couple years and are holding up just fine.





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post #10 of Old 10-30-2008, 11:06 AM
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I recently bought 5 Moabs and i intend to paint them as yours. Those are the most beautiful rims i ever saw.

2 questions. What kind of paint did you use. What is the color (Gray or titanium?)
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Yea I have similar wheels and have been thinking about doing mine as well. But I never have 2 days off in a row to get it done. Did you use duplicolor wheel paint? how many cans did it take you? Clear coat too? Looks great by the way!
I used Rustoleum Professional Spray Gloss Black. 2 cans for 5 wheels. I sanded with 60 grit only cause thats all I had laying around at the time. No primer. I've had better luck with adhesion not using a primer. I did about 6 medium coats per wheel. I HIGHLY recommend the Pro paint versus the cheaper ones. You will definitely notice the difference
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no before pictures but im painting stock steelies black ill have after pictures sometime soon

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post #13 of Old 10-30-2008, 10:37 PM
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I used Rustoleum Professional Spray Gloss Black. 2 cans for 5 wheels. I sanded with 60 grit only cause thats all I had laying around at the time. No primer. I've had better luck with adhesion not using a primer. I did about 6 medium coats per wheel. I HIGHLY recommend the Pro paint versus the cheaper ones. You will definitely notice the difference

Well that just helped me decide what color and brand to paint mine with.

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post #14 of Old 10-31-2008, 04:48 AM
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Yea this thread has also convinced me to go ahead and do mine too. I was always unsure about how well the paint would bond to aluminum wheels. But now I know it works.
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I recently bought 5 Moabs and i intend to paint them as yours. Those are the most beautiful rims i ever saw.

2 questions. What kind of paint did you use. What is the color (Gray or titanium?)
Duplicolor Wheel Coating, you can find it in any auto parts store.

The color is graphite metallic.
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