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Old 08-06-2012, 08:18 PM
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I got new to me rims (aluminum) and I removed the old tires and sand blasted the rims. I then cleaned them off and primed them. The primer looks amazing!!! I used rustoleum auto primer. Then let it sit for 24 hours. Then I roughed it up with some 200 grit sand paper a bit. Then I sprayed VHT wheel paint satin black. I did two light coats and then a final medium wet coat (as the instructions on the can stated) all ten minutes apart. Then the final finish as the paint dried ended up very gritty and looks terrible. The finish is almost like sand paper and its all blotchy. A guy I know said it may be a reaction between the rustoleum primer and vht paint. Input? Thoughts? Opinions? Only one rims is this way because I decided to see how it turned out.



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Old 08-06-2012, 08:40 PM
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I don't think it should the different brand name primer and paint should matter. The time in between coats sounds very short to me. I would do a total of 5 coats (3 light, 2 heavy) and a dry time of about an hour in between coats
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:42 PM
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What did you use to paint yours?
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:44 PM
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Plastidip
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:50 PM
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Are the paints the same base, like oil or whatever base.?



Also I have the stock rims, aluminum alloy, off my 98 ranger for sale. They have road runner tires on them. 2 of them have good tread left, the other two are kinda shot.
Not sure what a good price for them is, but I put them on Craigslist for $150.
That's 4 aluminum rims and one steel one (spare with good tread)
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:12 PM
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Damn I should thought of that....I'll check in the morning
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:14 PM
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Are the paints the same base, like oil or whatever base?
That's probably why

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BTW glenn I saw a few of your ads on CL tonight. Made me lol when I saw your truck in the pics
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:40 PM
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Also, figured I'd share.

I spent 4 hours today cleaning my truck from an hour of fun in the mud last night. I didn't know it could get into so many places on a ranger!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:03 PM
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Also, figured I'd share.

I spent 4 hours today cleaning my truck from an hour of fun in the mud last night. I didn't know it could get into so many places on a ranger!
Where'd ya play in the mud??
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:54 PM
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BTW glenn I saw a few of your ads on CL tonight. Made me lol when I saw your truck in the pics
Why'd it make u laugh, lol.

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Also, figured I'd share.

I spent 4 hours today cleaning my truck from an hour of fun in the mud last night. I didn't know it could get into so many places on a ranger!

Yeah where did u go mudding at?
The closest park to me is like 2 hours away.

Also kinda rude not to invite any of us, lol.

Ok it's almost 2 am and I can't sleep, lol FRF no lifer.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:05 AM
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Yea I found it funny seeing your truck in the ad for your topper! And we should have an off roading meet, that would for sure have a great turn out of people!!! Machine would be happy
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:23 AM
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That would be fun even more fun if there was only mud where ever you go
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:18 AM
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I went down by the Minnesota river near my house. It wasn't really mud either. It was an extremely wet gravel road and parking areas that was kind of washed out. A lot of standing water and junk. It was still fun though

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Because I clicked on a ford ranger ad and saw your truck!
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:30 PM
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When I first got them, at the ford dealership where I got my friend to take the bald tires off for free.

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Tires off. Very pitted.

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Sand blasted.

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Primed. (I know there's over spray, I'll clean the bead out haha)

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Fresh paint, we'll see how it looks in a few days...

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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Hey machine! I expect you to chime in about this project of mine, like you always do!! Haha Any words of wisdom you can pass on about rims? Btw will 265/70 r17 tires fit on my truck without a leveling kit or torsion bar crank??
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