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Old 01-17-2011, 11:13 PM
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Default Painting Stock rims?

I have noticed a couple people on here with stock rims painted black and I think it looks amazing and wanted to do it before I get my new tires next week. Just wondering how hard or what all is involved.. As in did you get them sandblasted and then professionally painted or sand them down yourself and then use some primer and paint etc??

I have the 5 spoke what I think are aluminum rims 16 inch
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:15 PM
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Go to O'riellys and buy rim paint and sand paper. Just sand them down good and give them a good coat or two. Not too much involved.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Painting Stock rims?

Look at my album.........i painted the stock wheels black but left the center portion of the spokes alloy color and they turned out nice.......all i did was sand down/roughem up and clean well then taped them and sprayed them with many light coats then clearcoated and they have held up for 4 months now.....
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: Painting Stock rims?

I just did this, have different rims but in my opinion it came out great! I got 2 types of sand paper (high and low grit) sanded with low grit then went to high. Then washed down with soapy water, then cleaned with a rag and paint thinner. Taped them up and put 2 coats of exterior primer from Lowes then put 2 coats of exterior black let dry over night and put them on! Turned out great! Check out the album or I can post pictures if you want
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:08 AM
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I painted mine (08' Y-spokes) Pic will be up as soon as i figure out how to do it again... It's pretty simple so long as you have the patience to mask everything properly
Edit: figured it out - pic shows factory tires... Looks pretty good Graphite / poished IMO
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: Painting Stock rims?

Heres mine, hope the picture works.

I did pretty much what the other guys on here said but I'll throw in a few tips for ya.
I bought a wire cup brush to fit on an electric drill, they are like $3. I used that to get most of the clear coat off the rims and more. After that I really didn't have to sand too much but I did anyways (the more ya get off from the original coats, the better). I sanded them down until it was smooth the whole way around. THen I used some paint thinner to get any oil/dirt off of them. I used a car tire primer (2 coats) that I bought from advanced auto parts. 2-3 coats of black bbq paint (good in the heat and is really tough). Then 2 layers of clear coat. The more layers of clear coat, the shinier they will be so that is up to you.
I was pretty nervous doing mine at first but I think they turned out pretty good, it was cheap, and they have lasted over 6 months so far.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:56 PM
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Next time use the search button.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:20 PM
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I painted mine (08' Y-spokes) Pic will be up as soon as i figure out how to do it again... It's pretty simple so long as you have the patience to mask everything properly
Edit: figured it out - pic shows factory tires... Looks pretty good Graphite / poished IMO
dude those rims are so cool! dont paint em! haha we'll trade ill give you my steel ones from my new truck, you can paint those haha
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:31 PM
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I like what this user did... but gloss black on gloss black will look sweet







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Old 01-20-2011, 09:48 PM
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That looks great!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:03 PM
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That looks great!
it does, that truck is very hump-able! lol
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