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Old 01-12-2011, 08:56 AM
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Default Painted Wheels?

Ok so this might further my lameness but here goes. The simple fact is, I cant afford the wheels i want right now. My brother tells me until then just pull the chrome center caps off your stock wheels and paint the wheels black. My question to you: Is this super lame? Does this just further exhibit my lack of money? Will this actually look good? Is there anybody on here who has painted these same stock wheels before?

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:01 AM
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Pop the chrome off hit it with some gloss black and maybe a red ring on the lip if you do it right itll look pretty nice.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:03 AM
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I know theres a thread on here for painted wheels.. Just not sure if those have been done. Im sure u can do it, jus gotta prep them good.. Most painted wheels look good.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:07 AM
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Pop the chrome off hit it with some gloss black and maybe a red ring on the lip if you do it right itll look pretty nice.
yeah man i do think that if i did it, it needs some kind of edge around it to seperate the wheel and tire

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I know theres a thread on here for painted wheels.. Just not sure if those have been done. Im sure u can do it, jus gotta prep them good.. Most painted wheels look good.
yeah ive been looking, i havent found any with these wheels yet. Ive photoshopped them and they look decent, I was just wondering if it was a socially acceptable concept and if you guys had any other ideas
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:13 AM
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This one aint to bad its off a tuner site but its good info and step by step- http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/arti...ry-wheels.html
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:22 AM
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meh not too fond of those wheels and they just look like spare rims when painted black. i say leave them and just save money until you can get new wheels you want. if you want wheels that bad you can get a nice set of soft 8s for really cheap:

here they are in chrome on my old 94. Black ones may even be cheaper if thats the look you want





see how cheap you can get them:

BLACK:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3975812/



CHROME:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3985812/

So for 4 black ones, your're looking at like $200, then use your stock lugs and centercaps (so you dont have to buy new ones) and then have your tires mounted. grandtotal of about 300. not that hard to save that
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:29 AM
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^^^^ True thats what I went with (well rockcrawler) till I figured out the route I wanted to go with the truck.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: Painted Wheels?

My rims are a little bit different, but in my opinion yours will look just fine!



I can try to get you a better picture of the actual rims, and I plan on replacing the chrome caps with black i believe!
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:55 AM
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here they are painted:




^^^with centercaps

painted centercaps:



(thanks jeweler54 for letting me whore your old truck)

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^^not quite the same wheel but really close
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:38 AM
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Paint them...I personally like those wheels painted black.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:07 AM
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looks really good black, you can buy a "red paint pen"



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Old 01-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: Painted Wheels?

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painted centercaps:


Did you paint them the same way you painted the rims? I didn't know if i could paint them the same way or not
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Painted Wheels?

Thanks for all the input guys. But I'd like to say that my truck is orange not red haha. Anyways I do think I will paint them which leads to another question. Flat or gloss???
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:48 AM
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Your truck is a rare color:

Burnt Amber Metallic

and neither. go semi or Satin Black. Just pick up a can of Krylon Fusion Satin Black and you will thank me later. Here is a boat pedestal that i painted:

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:06 PM
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prime first?
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