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Old 09-22-2010
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Self Painted Rims ??

Ok so i have already painted my wheels how i want them to look, and don't get me wrong, they look cool and have lasted all summer, but what about when winter comes around, all that road salt and sh*t, for anyone who has does this before, does the salt and snow just trash the paint job or what?

When painting i used two cans of rust oleum primer, and then like 2-3 cans rust oleum paint, and then 2 cans of finish.

My question is how do you guys think it will stand up in the winter?

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Did you sand before?
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Did you sand before?
Yeah of course, I'm trying to gets pics up, but I'm having trouble.
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mine were ok on my last car but i sold the car before winter was over
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mine were ok on my last car but i sold the car before winter was over
How long into the winter? with all the salt and everything?
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My wheels are painted and they are fine in the winter. I hose them off about once a week during the winter just to get the road crap off and the paint holds up fairly well.
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Well thanks, i guess they should be fine.
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i painted the ones on my old truck and i had them for two years and they held fine
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i hadmine on the car almost all winter. sold it at the end of February with them on
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Good show. My dumbass friend didn't sand his before he painted them and it all just chipped off. haha
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Good show. My dumbass friend didn't sand his before he painted them and it all just chipped off. haha
Well i spent at least a day on each wheel, and then three coats of rust oleum primer, and then three coats of paint, and finally three coats of finish.

I think they should last a good while.
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That's the way to do it. Another buddy of mine went the whole process about 6 months ago. Wheels still look as good as the day he did em
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That's the way to do it. Another buddy of mine went the whole process about 6 months ago. Wheels still look as good as the day he did em
I think mine will last a good long time.
I mean i have taken em through mud and sh*t plenty of times, and not one chip is visible yet.
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Nckdula, I am planing to paint some wheels this weekend. Did you use the Wheel Coating paint or spray enamel or what? (I was planning to use Rustoleum Metallic Black spray enamel.) For the finish, did you use the Wheel Clear Coat or another clear coat?
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Nckdula, I am planing to paint some wheels this weekend. Did you use the Wheel Coating paint or spray enamel or what? (I was planning to use Rustoleum Metallic Black spray enamel.) For the finish, did you use the Wheel Clear Coat or another clear coat?
I used 3 cans of Rust Oleum white primer, and it was an outdoor use.
Then for the paint 3 cans of rustoleum high gloss.
And then three cans of outdoor Krylon clear finish.

Just my opinion, i like the clear coat over the black.

But yeah i would recommend that you use Rust Oleum for everything.

And make sure you sand the hell out of those wheels before you do anything, and i would use a medium grip sandpaper, but that really depends on the wheel condition for what sand paper to use.
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Thanks for the info! Sounds like it will take more primer and paint than I anticipated. I plan to use a wire cup brush, than sand with medium and fine grit sandpaper, wipe down with mineral spirits, prime with filler primer on front (in case there are any nicks in metal), and rusty metal primer on back (cause I already have it and who cares if it is not perfectly smooth back there.). I have painted enough to know it is ALL in the prep work...

Then paint back of wheels with satin black and front with the metallic black enamel. I'll need to pick up either some crystal clear enamel or Wheel Clear Coat. Probably no compatibility issues with Krylon, but I am going to use all Rustoleum products, I think.
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i used duplicolor wheel paint on mine and they held up great. prep is the key and good clear coat
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Thanks for the info! Sounds like it will take more primer and paint than I anticipated. I plan to use a wire cup brush, than sand with medium and fine grit sandpaper, wipe down with mineral spirits, prime with filler primer on front (in case there are any nicks in metal), and rusty metal primer on back (cause I already have it and who cares if it is not perfectly smooth back there.). I have painted enough to know it is ALL in the prep work...

Then paint back of wheels with satin black and front with the metallic black enamel. I'll need to pick up either some crystal clear enamel or Wheel Clear Coat. Probably no compatibility issues with Krylon, but I am going to use all Rustoleum products, I think.
If you do exactly what you say, yours should last for years i would think.
With mine, i have taken them mudding, through creeks, muddy creeks, water, and they still look great.
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paintedr ims do hold up very well as long as the prep and paint was done properly and you give them a quick wax every once in a while
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wax or either just buy krylon. I swear by that stuff, its liquid gold when it comes to cars. Im a fan of flat black so when i did mine it didnt take me long and i cant put a clear coat on or else ill have some shinny n***er crap. So i just buy a couple extra can of spray and every time i wash the car i just run em over with a coat, ive never had any problem...yet
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its all in prep. i painted rims for a friend when i was 16, im 21 now. he has had set of tires mounted and weights taken off and they haven't chipped at all. if you have curb rash just get some jb weld and fill the rash and sand down, bondo cracks and falls out.
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