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Painting stock rims?

Hey, i got a '96 3.0 ranger for free. Ive been driving it for about a month now, and done a couple mods to it such as: under dash neons, the airbox mod, a sweet sound system, and currently, im tinting the windows.

However, i was recently thinking and doing something with the rims im guessing would make it look better. If anything, I want to do paint (i dont wanna buy new rims or powdercoat because i wont have this truck for too long...).

So here are some pics of it. What color, if any should i paint my rims. or should i do something else like polish the [email protected]#$ outta them?
i dont know wat will look right with the paint job i got.
Plus, im in Ohio so there will be salt on the road as you can see on my truck
what other mods under 20 bux would be worth doing?

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If you're going to sell it, just leave them.
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I used the gunmetal rim paint (by dupcolor) they have a autozone and Advance auto on my jeeps rims. The spraypaint can does the work for you. Its sort of glittery. I will post a pic later, It made the jeep look alot better, happy with the results. Use index cards and a light primer. It only took 2 cans for all 4 rims, 5 coats each tire, 20min apart. $12 made a huge difference.
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Its dark outside so the pics arent that great, but you get the idea. Hope this helps.


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sorry to go off topic but i have the same ranger stock rims, i was wondering how wide they are? also, i suggest going black, maybe a green black and if your going to really get into it put a brown stripe to match your paint job.
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sorry to go off topic but i have the same ranger stock rims, i was wondering how wide they are? also, i suggest going black, maybe a green black and if your going to really get into it put a brown stripe to match your paint job.

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If you're going to sell it, just leave them.
it probably wont be sold for a couple years at least because im going to give it to my parents and buy my new car. plus, it only has 31k miles on it so it should last them awhile.

so duplicolor paint is the way to go? and they have special rim paint?
can anyone give an example on what color i should use. that gunmetal looks sweet on your jeep, i just dont know what will wook with mine. throw me some more suggestions and ill try to photoshop the colors on. pics of the color would help a lot :)
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sorry to go off topic but i have the same ranger stock rims, i was wondering how wide they are? also, i suggest going black, maybe a green black and if your going to really get into it put a brown stripe to match your paint job.
that green and tan idea sounds cool. what do you think i should do....paint the main part green then the very outer edge tan?
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that green and tan idea sounds cool. what do you think i should do....paint the main part green then the very outer edge tan?

that would be sweet if you could do it that way.
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Yep, go that way with the colors they will look good.
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The only rim color paint I saw when I was buying mine was gun metal, and stock silver.
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ill give it a try. where could i get this paint..in those colors. im thinking that i will have to go with a color thats close to but not the same a my paint cuz itll be impossible to find.. :(

Will any spray paint work? i plan to do a lot of clearcoat layers.

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I would use the rim paint from autozone/walmart/Advance auto. It looks oem when you get done, my jeep rims do not look painted. I dont know about regular spraypaint unless you were going jet black or something.

Heres the directions i used, i used index cars instead of newspaper.

http://carbodywork.blogspot.com/2006...-car-rims.html
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alright, ill give it a try. hopefully ill be able to heat up my garage...its below 30 outside!!!

do i need to take the wheels off the truck?
when i put em back on, do i have to torque it special.. i have a impact wrench and a air socket, but i dont want to over torque it. how do i put them back on?

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ok i think i found one color but its engine enamel and not wheel paint. i doubt ill be able to find any wheel paint with the right color. also, for the tan strip, i think i know where i can get touch up paint that might be the same color. could i use this engine paint>>
http://www.caswellplating.com/vht/krylon_engine.html along with the factory touch up paint and then some spray bottle clearcoat? or will that not work?
does anyone know what my paint colors are called?
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Does anyone have any other color suggestions?
My vehicle's specific colors are hard to come by and wont come cheap.
would something like the gunmetal above look good on mine?
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heres some really [email protected]!#$ pics that i did quik in photoshop. i couldnt get the gunmetal cololr to work right so i darkened the whole image to even it out......



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The dupicolor paint has alittle glitter/lighter color/shinny in it and will look alot better than that photoshop you did.
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lol anything will look better than that photoshop i did. :)
i still havent been able to find even the gunmetal paint at any local store though.
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