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Painted my gnarly rims today

Yeah, i got tired of my rusty rims, so I decided to paint them. Not the greatest paint job, but it looks better than rust until I get new rims. On to some pictures

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ummm...Hell yeah!!!!
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Wow so much better than I expected. I would rock those, forget new rims.
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i like it
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I like 'em...Much better!
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turned out good
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yea man forget new rims those are ****
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looks good like that, what did you use?
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Just sanded them up with a wire wheel thing, then painted them with some krylon metal paint. Yeah, they look ok from a distance, but once you get up close... not so good, lol. I'll keep these for a while until I lift it, then I'll be getting new rims and tires
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The look brand new!
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that came out good. honestly whos gonna go right up to your rims and stare at them?
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that came out good. honestly whos gonna go right up to your rims and stare at them?
You never know, lol. But yeah, my lug nuts are rusty and misshapen, so my new nuts will be in tomorrow
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Looks awesome!
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I have the same chrome rims, I was going to do that because mine look nasty too., But I didnt know how good the paint would stick. Let us know how they last!
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I have the same chrome rims, I was going to do that because mine look nasty too., But I didnt know how good the paint would stick. Let us know how they last!
Will do, i have like 4 coats of paint on there. Like I said though, it's only a temporary fix
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great job!
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looks really good.
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Thanks guys
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Looks good to me. Roll with what you've got.
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wow that turned out really nice
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Looks really good! Need some white letter tires though! :)

I did the same with my truck. My rims were completely shot. Pitted,peeling,and just generally nasty looking,so a little sanding and some black paint did the trick too.



Mine have been painted since about August,and they've been abused offroad and also had a new set of tires installed,so the paint got all chipped around the edges during the tire swap, but they look better than what they were before. I've got a set of FX4 Alcoas on the way though.
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Pssh, white letters, yeah right! White letters in ftw! Glad to know your rims are holding up to abuse, I hope mine will to
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I have the same chrome rims, I was going to do that because mine look nasty too., But I didnt know how good the paint would stick. Let us know how they last!
Scuff them with sandpaper,say about 120 grit, or 80 if they are really bad. Clean and degrease them,and then use some high build primer. Duplicolor makes some nice wheel paints that are quite durable,but you can also get away with using the Duplicolor Truck,Van & SUV paint in black, since the wheel paint only comes in gunmetal,white and bronze.

Here's another set of rims I painted. These were 17" brushed aluminum Cadillac Escalade rims. They had some road rash and some pitting beginning,so I decided to paint them,using the proces described above.


Rims before paint
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After paint. And the green and black on the body was also done by rattle cans. $120 paint job. Haha.
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I used a wire wheel thing you put into a drill and it worked pretty damn good. And sick job on the rims ^^^
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hmm,yeah,wire wheel deely will work just fine too. I didn't have one at hand,so it was the old manual labour way for me.

To prep and paint my rims,I spent about a good 4-6 hours.
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