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Old 04-27-2010, 02:36 PM
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hey guys, i have some rims on my truck and i want to get some black rims for it and i dont want to spend the money one them. just wanted to know if i could paint them. i was looking threw threads and saw that some one looked like they did paint them and i though it looked good. the first to pics are of my truck

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:38 PM
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here is the link to the ranger with what it looks like black spray paint rims, http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...ig-bird-3.html
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:58 PM
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Find some aluminum paint, then it should work.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:59 PM
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Find some aluminum paint, then it should work.
like aluminum black paint?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Can u paint these black?

If you post a better side shot of your truck I can photoshop them for you. The angle you have posted has a lot of shadow on your wheels so they will become almost unnoticeable when you turn them black....
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:01 PM
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yeah because im 99% positive those are aluminum. Sand up the rims a little and spray on a paint that works with aluminum, you may also want a clear coat too.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:05 PM
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If you post a better side shot of your truck I can photoshop them for you. The angle you have posted has a lot of shadow on your wheels so they will become almost unnoticeable when you turn them black....
k ill go take a pic now

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yeah because im 99% positive those are aluminum. Sand up the rims a little and spray on a paint that works with aluminum, you may also want a clear coat too
yea that 99% is right, there aluminum. thanks for this help
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:19 PM
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i know the pics arent good but its in the carport/boat holder thing/shed. and the sun is shineing on it and has some glares but the rims are what u guys want and thats what ill give u

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Old 04-27-2010, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Can u paint these black?

I'd go with gunmetal, black wheels on very bright paints tent to erase the wheels from view (does that make sense to anyone but me?).

I saw some uber cool gunmetal wheels that had reflective properties at night, but they didn't fit my car's colour back then...
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:38 PM
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I suck at pshop.


Edit: sorry i didn't read correctly, thought you were asking if, not asking for.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:48 PM
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I suck at pshop.


Edit: sorry i didn't read correctly, thought you were asking if, not asking for.
yea i was asking some one to photoshop them in, thanks and it looks great. it looks like u did gunmetal, did u use gunmatel? just wondering
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:58 PM
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Yeah i did them gunmetal

Real gunmetal wheels look better than that though.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:03 PM
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Yeah i did them gunmetal

Real gunmetal wheels look better than that though.
yea the pics do look good with the gunmetal. can u do black on them? i jusut want to c what they look like in black compared to gunmetal
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: Can u paint these black?

I tried to make them darker but they are so shiny it makes them look awful.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:06 PM
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I tried to make them darker but they are so shiny it makes them look awful.
ok thanks for trying
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