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Old 05-13-2009
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going to try and paint my rims

I have read around on the forum and found a lot of threads on painted rims. i know i need to wire wheel them and then fine sandpaper for prep, however i still have a few questions. first is it better to take the tire off the rim and paint it or just tape the tire off and go for it? second iv herd of some people having problems with there beads leaking after painting rims. has anyone had this problem and if so how to you stop/avoid it from happening. Finally has anyone that has painted rims ever had a problem with them pealing and looking bad? and of course sugestions on color would be apreciated i saw the gun metal ones and they looked awsome
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why would your beads leak after painting?

Just mask off the tire and paint the rim. It's not hurting anything.
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I'd powder coat them that way you can have your tires re-sealed to the rim and powder coat would look better I think but thats my .02
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powder coat ftw, how do you like those coopers?
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I painted mine dude, it was easy with the tire on the rim, just tape it off. I used a red scotch bright pad and 320 grit sand paper.
Powder coating costs a lot of money, usually like $50 a rim, or for $50 you can paint all 4 yourself :)

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you wont have an issue with your bead seating/leaking if you leave the tire on.

painting the rims is a simple yet time consuming task. be prepared to spend all day on it, take your time and do it the right way. otherwise you'll be pissed about it later. trust me.lol i got mine powdercoated, but only b/c it didnt cost me a dime. what color are you thinking about going with the rims? and what color is your truck?
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Took me a good 6 hours to prep and paint a set of 17" Escalade rims for my B2200.
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powder coat ftw, how do you like those coopers?
there good. i got them towards the end of the winter season so im not sure how well they do in the snow.
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you wont have an issue with your bead seating/leaking if you leave the tire on.

painting the rims is a simple yet time consuming task. be prepared to spend all day on it, take your time and do it the right way. otherwise you'll be pissed about it later. trust me.lol i got mine powdercoated, but only b/c it didnt cost me a dime. what color are you thinking about going with the rims? and what color is your truck?
im looking to paint the rims either gun metal or black. the truck is black so im not sure which on i want to go with .
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i painted my rims as well...itook the tires off. didnt want to get paint on the tires.
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that looks good i like that silver ring on the outside.
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You make me want to paint my Mickeys sooo bad. God those are hot.
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I'd do gun metal. Would look very good. Nice to see another Wisconsinite on here.
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i powercoated my rims.. cost me 60$ all 5 ones :P
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does anyone have any preferences on brand of paint to use?
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I cant belive you'd paint those wheels, there nice shinney wheels. mine are anyways
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