Alright guys, thanks for the suggestions.
Think I"ll go with a flat black wheel paint instead, also think Ill do the center caps in the same flat black.
Semi-gloss sealer to finish them with.
I'm somewhat concerned that any imperfections will stand out with paint, but I know the final result will only be as good as the prep work.
Can anyone recommend a filler? for the deeper scratches, do you think bondo would be ok? as long as it isnt too thick?
Or is there something special to use for wheels?
I found a few threads while searching the web, bed liner on wheels is definitely not the original idea I thought it was, seems that Jeep owners & Xterra owners have been doing it for a while now, and with some pretty good results.
Theres been no known issues with tire balance that I could find .
And they say cleaning is easy..soap & water.
I'm still going with paint, if I dont like it, I can bed liner them anytime.
I should be able to get started tomorrow.