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Old 10-16-2009, 04:27 PM
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Question redoing rims. need help

can anyone help me? i have the prolly cheapest rims u can get for my truck. they have just the lug nut cover one them. i was planning on taking the whole lug nut cover and holder off and painting my rim. any body tell me how or wat i should do for the painting proses? and what kind of materials i need? thanks
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:29 PM
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I would scuff it up some with 1500 grit paper

And then get some of that paint they make for rims duplicolor makes it I think
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:33 PM
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is it the flat colors? or do they have clear coat in it? or do i have to get that to? and what bout getting worn in the cracks? and i only need to do the front of the rim right? and how do i get the rust spots and minor dings our? rust is just from scratches. nothing serious.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:37 PM
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sanding will take off the rust

Im not sure if it has clear coat or not probably would say on the can


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Old 10-16-2009, 04:39 PM
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Official youtube video from duplicolor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3s4nMR0yxk

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Enhance your wheel's appearance with Dupli-Color High Performance Wheel Coating. This advanced, track tested, acrylic enamel formula restores original wheel appearance & protects wheels.

This fast drying enamel also offers improved resistance to brake dust, chemicals, cleaning solvents, heat & chipping. The paint leaves a beautiful highly reflective metallic finish. Ideal for use on steel wheels, aluminum wheels & plastic wheel coverings. Available in silver, graphite & clear. 12 oz. Sold individually.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:51 PM
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ok thanks man...wat u think will look best? black? and metallic finish is wat? like a car has? and u think adding some more clear coat to it will make it look better?
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:58 PM
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I would have to see a pic of your truck to say what I thought would look good
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:07 PM
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The DupliColor clear coat is great stuff. I use if for lots off stuff, most recently my tonneau cover. Adds shine plus an extra layer of protection for the paint.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:36 PM
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trying to get pictures up. and u can use them on tonneau covers?
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:38 AM
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Sure, why not? You can use it on just about anything. I've even used it on wood before.
In the case of my tonneau, it was sanded, primed, and painted first.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:06 AM
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I painted these with dupli color performance wheel coating-


Here is what I did-
washed throughly with soap and water
Sanded with 400 grit sandpaper
used a duplicolor prep wipe
3 layers of black
3 layers of clear

I would say it looks about 7/10. There are a few spots where the paint didn't like the rim or I put it on too heavy or something. They are not bad and only noticable to touch.

The most important part is to sand alot! I spent 2 hours sanding and I wished I had spent more time on it.

As for clear coat- The black dries to a satin finish. So the clear coat gives it a gloss finish.

I can tell it's not perfect, if you have access to a spray gun and have the skill, I would suggest using it instead.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:53 PM
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o shit i thought u ment the soft ones. my bad
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:17 PM
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o ok. thanks.. so i just realy neeed to sand it. then clean it again. then start my painting? wat u think will look better? black or bunmetal? with or with out a silver lip? thanks
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