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Old 10-20-2010, 07:54 AM
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Default Painting chrome wheels

I was curious if it's possible to paint chrome wheels?
I have 18's on my truck now and the previous owner neglected them through the winter and they have bad salt pits...
Could I sand them down and paint them black?

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

try roughing up the surface, applying etching primer and then paint.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

i paint alot rims for my friends and stuff and alot of them are chrome. do what this guy said and rough them up a bit hell sandblast the damn things..... then hand sand them apply a COUPLE thin coats of primer preferly black then at least 2 coats of the paint color of choice and most importantly!!!!! at least to coats of polyurathaene clearcoat.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

Thanks guys, is there a certain brand or type of paint and primer I should use?
Same with clearcoat?

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

not sure of the name but go to a local body shop. if you have a NAPA near buy generally any auto parts store will tell you. etching primer is a good choice but the type of clearcoat will determine the gloss of the paint......... you lookin for a flat black look or a high gloss?
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

Probably high gloss, I think it would look pretty sweet.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:16 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

id go with Krylon Fusion rattlecan, thats what most use:



Granted these were machined aluminum and not chrome, but you get the idea. I would definitely use the etching primer so that the paint adheres good.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:17 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

depending on what color your truck is, hell yeah. my opinion black looks great with anything.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:19 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

Mine is Red, just like the truck above ^^^
Those wheels look sick the way you painted them!!!!
What wheels are those??
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:24 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

that is not my truck sorry man, its Jeweler54's up here, i have polished aluminum wheels. those are stock Y spoke ranger wheels that I believe come on 07+ 4x4 rangers


they look like this before paint. Im sure he will sell them to you if you are interested, he had them for sale:

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

oh yeah all the paint youll need to paint rims comes in aerosol cans. so no big mess..... i have found as far as rims go, a spray can and my spray gun do the same job. so its cheaper!!!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

Have the wheel sizes changed since my truck year? (99')
Just curious, i may just buy some used ones, i dunno.
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

yours may be 15x7s, but i see no problem in changing wheel sizes. the biggest Stock Ranger wheel is 16x7. one issue, are you 2WD or 4WD? you need some more specs in your signature
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

2WD, ya I'll update that.
I'm assuming it makes a difference eh?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: Painting chrome wheels

yeah because some factory Ranger wheels like Alcoas will not work on 2WD w/o modding the centercap or center hole. But you should be fine running any 93+ 15x7 or 16X7 Ranger wheel except for the Alcoas. I dont think the 5spokes or the y spokes will work either because of your front dustcaps.
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