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Old 03-08-2011, 07:46 PM
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Default Wheel Paint STEP BY STEP

So several people have requested that I do a write up for how i painted my wheels. Here goes. Please paint in warmer temps (50-80 degrees)

MATERIALS THAT I USED:


(2) Cans of satin black Duplicolor wheel paint (12.00)
(1) Can of Duplicolor Gloss wheel paint (6.00)
(1) Can of spray wax and grease remover (3.00)
(1) Pack of 3x5 or larger notecards (2.00)
(20) 1/2" chrome lugs (15.00)

TOTAL: Around 40.00




STEP 1. REMOVE

Lift truck with appropriate jack. Be sure to check the manual for jack placement points. Remove lugs. Remove tire.

STEP 2. PREP

Using Spray wax remover and an abrasive brush (toothbrush) clean all outer areas and small corners of the wheel thoroughly. Rinse with water and repeat. Dry very well with clean towel. Be sure to dry all the small holes and corners. Also be sure to clean any inner surfaces that might be seen through the slits of the wheel.

STEP 3. PROTECT

Using the notecards, gently press the corner of each card between the tire and wheel. Only the very small tip of the corner will actually hold the card in place. Place them overlapping around the entire wheel.



STEP 4. PAINT

Check once more for any debris or water. Using black wheel paint apply first coat only focusing on corners, holes, edges, and other hard to reach areas. Spray lightly. Be sure to spray perpendicular to the surface (straight down) to avoid runs. When the first coat is finished aluminum/steel should still be seen. Wait 3-5 minutes and apply a second coat, a tad bit heaver than the first. At the end of the second coat no aluminum/steel should be seen. Wait 3-5 minutes. Apply the final coat evenly onto the entire surface. The paint should be basically entirely smooth. While letting the wheel dry, I used the same wheel paint, to paint the end of the axle that is exposed in the center of my wheels so it would match. I also painted the calipers so they would not stand out once the wheels were remounted.



STEP 5. GLOSS

Wait 5-8 minutes after the final coat to begin the Gloss. Use the exact same 3 layer approach as was used with the satin black.

STEP 6. REMOUNT

Wait at least 10 minutes after the final coat of gloss, to CAREFULLY remount the wheel onto your vehicle. Be aware the paint IS NOT entirely dry and will scratch easily. Wait longer to dry if time is not an issue.





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Old 03-08-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Wheel Paint STEP BY STEP

Awesome step by step! Thanks! Now to determine if black will look good on my truck.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:51 PM
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Awesome step by step! Thanks! Now to determine if black will look good on my truck.
I can photoshop it for you so you can see
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: Wheel Paint STEP BY STEP

I went over my rims with some sand paper then cleaned them so the paint would stick better.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:53 PM
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I can photoshop it for you so you can see
That would be cool. Will just a side shot do or do you want a couple of different angles? Do you want me to post them here or send them to you in a PM? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:38 PM
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Did you sand the rims too? or just use the strip wax on the entire rim?
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:59 PM
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i need to figure out if this will look good on my style rims..id be scared haha
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:07 PM
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i need to figure out if this will look good on my style rims..id be scared haha
haha thats me to. ive got the stock 5 star i wana paint on the inner part but scared to to do it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:07 PM
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maybe someone can photoshop it for me...
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: Wheel Paint STEP BY STEP

You should move this to the how to section. I need to photoshop colors onto my wheels
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:46 PM
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Did you sand the rims too? or just use the strip wax on the entire rim?
I didnt sand then. I used a pretty rough scrubbing brush and the wax remover. My wheels were pretty bare though. If they had had more of a clear coat or something I wouldve had to sand them
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:06 AM
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I didnt sand then. I used a pretty rough scrubbing brush and the wax remover. My wheels were pretty bare though. If they had had more of a clear coat or something I wouldve had to sand them
Ok i cant decide on wether or not i wana do my stock rims. nice step by step tho. preciate it
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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Default Re: Wheel Paint STEP BY STEP

You didn't sand/scuff them?
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:37 PM
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nice write up man.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:11 PM
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Do you think this would work on alloy wheels?
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