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post #1 of 17 Old 01-26-2020, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Steel wheels color?

I scored a FREE set of 2003 (?) steel wheels for the '01 XJ on Craigslist. They need re-painting and I am wondering what color they are. It is kind of a greyish silver. Almost like GM Argent Silver they used on the rally wheels. Or is it just aluminum color? Like KRYLON aluminum? I am going to use my favorite Primocon grey underwater metals primer first as it is very waterproof and rust resistant. Anyone know what they called this? .


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post #2 of 17 Old 01-26-2020, 05:26 PM
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wheel paint from Advance auto or Autozone. Silver.

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I have a couple of cans of that. Is it the right color?

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So crappy weather today. Still I went ahead and put a coat of black Rust-O-leum on the insides.
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Just make sure your rims are not prettier than mine!

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First coat of Primocon.
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Those look great!!! What color/brand did you end up using? Mine are in need of the same treatment but it's my daily [only] driver and I just put new tires on 2 months ago. Besides no garage and it's wet as can be up here this time of year, not to mention crap temps for spray paint outside.

I'd really like to find a set of those for a decent price, have them blasted and sprayed and have ol Les switch the tires. Well at least mine are still round and balanced.
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Michaelj51 those are brush painted. The Rust-O-leum black qt can I had left over from a Firebird engine bay restoration. The Primocon I use on boats also is in a can. It is a corrosion resistant waterproof underwater metals primer. Up close it is not as nice as a spray job. I haven't decided what the final color will be but I do have a couple cans of the Dupli-Color silver spray paint for wheels. I used it on my Sunfire alloy wheels and they look pretty good. Probably use the rest of that for this job. I found those wheels on Craigslist for FREE but had to drive 50 miles in a deluge.

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Why not just buy a set of better looking stock aluminum wheels from a TJ/XJ? Lighter, more durable and you won't have to worry about the paint peeling off if you go to a car wash and use the power hose to spray the NY road salt off. I sold a perfect set for $100 on Craigslist.

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I believe in separate winter/summer wheels. I use nice alloy wheels in summer with excellent street tires for mileage and smooth running. In winter I use the steelies with Goodyear Wrangler's or similar. Because street tires suck in winter and winter tires wear out fast in summer. Is there an all terrain tire that can survive August heat?

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I believe in separate winter/summer wheels. I use nice alloy wheels in summer with excellent street tires for mileage and smooth running. In winter I use the steelies with Goodyear Wrangler's or similar. Because street tires suck in winter and winter tires wear out fast in summer. Is there an all terrain tire that can survive August heat?
Those are the wheels I sold. I use MT tires year round. Never had a problem, even in 3' of snow.
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I wouldn't like the road noise those would make. Even the Goodyear Wranglers are rough riding to me. These Jeeps of mine never see off road except maybe for beach driving to get to fishing spots. I live in NYC so the reason we even have them is the insane conditions that occur when we get socked by a Noreaster' snowstorm. We go medieval when that happens. Otherwise I prefer street tires the rest of the year for smooth riding and mileage.

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Final paint. I went with the Dupli-Color silver wheel paint as car6car suggested. A nice gloss metallic paint.
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I just put new tires on 2 months ago.
Tin foil. Wrap the tire with tin foil and run a belt of duct tape around the middle to hold it tight. Stuff it tight to the rim where the tire bead is. Then paint away.
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Some say if you spray the tire with WD40 paint won't stick, but there's also the playing card trick if you're worried about accidentally getting WD40 on your rims.

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