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Old 07-15-2010, 07:46 PM
sgtsandman sgtsandman is offline
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Default Re: Should I get the bf goodrich all terrain tires? And any advice on painting rims b

A final thought if you decide to paint. Since you have aluminum wheels, make sure you get a self etching primer for better adherence. Advance Auto Parts sells it, I would imagine that just about any other auto parts store will as well.

Take your time on the prep work. Prep work makes all the difference if you want something to look good.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:11 PM
dirtyjersyranger dirtyjersyranger is offline
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Default Re: Should I get the bf goodrich all terrain tires? And any advice on painting rims b

I can't comment on the tires, I put at on mine but a different suspension is stock but I squeezed in a size bigger tires. Looks sexy it's a cheap alternative to the lift if your not a hardcore offroader and just want the look (I really only go offroad to get to a good fishing hole or just rip it through dry dirt..oh yeah and to get to my house )

Rim paint haha it's safe to say I'm good at that. My dad was a mechanic until he got into construction, and he actually painted alot of rims so I got all my advice from him. It's all in the prep. Prep prep prep. No armorall on the tires, wash them once, then scratch em up with a scuff rag which you can pick up at any autoparts store. Then wash em again good and use a tack cloth to clean up remaining'd be suprised what kind of shit is on the rim that you can't even see.
As for paint I reccomend duplicplor, but you can go rustolium which is cheaper but good quality.
I started with two coats of gray primer, a light coat and a heavy one. Then sand and wash if needed (I didn't bother with that) then on to the paint.
I used duplicplor perfect match chrystler high gloss black. It's nice cuz it's got little metal chips which give it a great shine. Give it a light coat followed by two heavy coats. Follow up with clear coat if you want but I used a clear on the spare and it looked like shit.
It's way easier then people made it seem. Just prep and paint and leave ample time to dry. Make sure you mask off the tires. Just use small strips of painters tape around the lip and then cover the rest witg newspaper..don't even bother taking the wheels off the truck..ain't worth the time. Simple as that
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