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post #136 of 141 Old 01-15-2014, 08:59 PM
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post #137 of 141 Old 01-16-2014, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by digitalsniper View Post
Just painted my wheels. from a Cherocar, but i like the look. Took 4 cans of carb cleaner to get the clear coat off the aluminum and about 5 hours with two people with drills and cup brushes..
but got it done. Used dura-paint self etching primer (black), and then followed up with Dura-paint acrylic engine hitemp black paint for the final. No clear coat as of yet... but they look great, jeep is SO DAMN SEXY. hahah
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Buy a can of MEK and it will remove all the clear coat or any paint all the way to the aluminum without damaging the aluminum.

Get a Pair of chemical safe gloves..and some old rags..soak a rag and wipe slowly to let the MEK eat away the coating.

Try not to get any on the tire ,if you do..just wash well and rinse well before continuing.

I've done several this way and sure beats trying to sand all the hard to get areas and much quicker

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post #138 of 141 Old 01-19-2014, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Crawlmachine View Post
How did you painted that ring? I'm looking to do the same but wonder how to acomplish without ruining the black paint of the wheel itself?
If you take all the bolts of the simulated ring and then use masking tape to tape it off. If you start on the edges and start the tape underneath the ring with the sticky side up that should get you going. Just keep taping the edges from underneath and build your way to the center. Once in the center cover up the remaining hole with masking tape sticky side down.

I also did it with the tire on the rim. I took the wheel off the jeep and laid it down and stuck index cards between the rim and tire. It almost looks like a crown coming out of the rim when you are done.

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post #139 of 141 Old 01-20-2014, 01:27 PM
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It started with a set of 6 old Eccos that were rotting away in some guys pole barn. This was the best of the lot.

Wasted a bunch of paint, tape, plastic ad time going back and forth with a bunch of different ideas trying to decide what was right, then bam, went with this:

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Cool thread. I am working through painting my OEM wheels on my 2002 KJ. I will post pics when done. Thanks for posting all the ideas and pics.
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post #141 of 141 Old 02-19-2014, 11:14 AM
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Now with pimp'd center caps.

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