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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Painting 2010 4dr JK rims

I don't want to buy new rims because I like mine, but I just wondering the best way to paint them black?

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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Plasti Dip....if you mess it up, peel it off....if you get bored of the black rim, peel it off!

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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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Does it shine? And what is it?
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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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Gives a matte finish but you can add their Glossifier to give it a BIT of a shine. Cheap, durable and easily replaceable

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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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Sweet

Thanks man I appreciate it. I'll let you know how it turns out
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Unread 03-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Do your research on how to properly PlastiDip first. It's a great product but don't just dive head first into a big project with it like wheels. Specially if you want to use their Glosifier product. I have a Charcoal Gray w/ Metalizer wheel kit waiting in my closet to be used on my steelies some day. PlastiDip is awesome but if you don't know what you're doing it can be a mess and you'll be starting over frequently.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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Plastidip is a great product but not as easy to remove as they say. At least in my experience. I did the mudguards on my Sahara and am now trying to remove and it is a PITA. I did a full 7 costs when I applied and it is still too thin to peel off. Will be hitting it with a heat gun this weekend.

I painted my stock wheels with bed liner and it looks great. Easy to maintain as well if you get a bit of rock rash.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 02:50 AM   #8
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Do your research on how to properly PlastiDip first. It's a great product but don't just dive head first into a big project with it like wheels. Specially if you want to use their Glosifier product. I have a Charcoal Gray w/ Metalizer wheel kit waiting in my closet to be used on my steelies some day. PlastiDip is awesome but if you don't know what you're doing it can be a mess and you'll be starting over frequently.
X2....be sure to apply even coats and the more coats you add the easier it will be to peel off.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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I had mine powder coated. $50 a wheel normally but since I did all 5 I got it done for $40. They look great!
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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:28 AM   #10
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I painted the inner portion of my stock Sahara 18" wheels. Duplicolor wheel paint is easy to use. It comes in Black too.



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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #11
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I rattle canned my wheels on my Land Cruiser and they held up for years. I used Rustoleum "Carbon" black that was the primer and paint in one.

1. Clean wheels with some type of serious wheel cleaner.
2. Hit with high grit sand paper to rough them up a bit.
3. Clean wheels again.
4. Paint 1 coat and roll wheels into sunlight for about an hour.
5. Paint 2nd coat and let dry in the sunlight.

It will cost you about 3 cans of paint so maybe $20 or so.

Here is a pic.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #12
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I painted the inner portion of my stock Sahara 18" wheels. Duplicolor wheel paint is easy to use. It comes in Black too.

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I like just the insides done! I'm gonna be plasti dipping my wheels once I get my new tires and lift and may have I try this way out!
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Unread 04-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #13
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Did you guys paint them with the tires already mounted.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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Did you guys paint them with the tires already mounted.
Yes, masked it off.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #15
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I painted the inner portion of my stock Sahara 18" wheels. Duplicolor wheel paint is easy to use. It comes in Black too.

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I have used this in the past on some Canyon rims for my old TJ and it turned out great. I definitely second this wheel paint. I have heard great things about this plasti-dip stuff. My biggest concern with it would be if you can touch it up as well as if you were to use the rattle can wheel paint.
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