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Painting Stock Rims

A buddy of mine told me I could probably paint my stock rims myself. They are edge 17s or whatever and I reckon they would look very nice in a flat or semi gloss black... to keep with the theme Ive already got going.... Any thoughts?
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It can and has been done and looks pretty good.

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what type of paint and a lot of adhesion promoter right? You think i canpaint em while they are on the tire? ... theyre on my stock tires
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i have a friend that painted some wheels with some high heat engine/brake paint. he didnt use any adhesion promoter or anything but it looked pretty good
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i used spray paint for mine and just prepped them the correct way. its all in the prep work.
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and by prep work u mean sanding and adhesion promotoer? or what?
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i mean sanding and a good cleaning after wards and getting a good surface for the paint to stick to you shouldn't need an adhesion promoter. what i would do if i wasnt so cheap. i would prep the wheels and make them as clean as you can then take them directly to a paint shop and say i want them painted this color. it shouldnt cost you 100 bucks it wont take long.
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hmmmmm I think ima try by myself... if I mess up then ill take em to the pros haha thanks for the info
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if you want to keep the tires on just brake the bead to get the tire away from the edge..
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yea I could do that I mean theyre on the stock tire so they will have to come off the tire eventually and I can prolly do a more thorough cleaning job that way
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It can and has been done and looks pretty good.

OMG Mike!! Where did you find that pic of such a sexy truck!? Lol...
Anyways, if your gonna paint your wheels, heres what ya need to do.
1. Get some 320 grit sandpaper and take as much of the clearcoat off the stock wheels as possible.
2. Use rubbing alcohol to get off all the access dust, grease and dirt. Tape off the tires to prevent overspray.
3. With some sandable primer, put 2 light coats on the wheels. After they dry (bout an hour) BARLEY sand the primer, this will give the wheel paint something to stick to and sink into the scratches of the primer.
4. Wipe off the dust with alcohol, let dry.
5. Get the wheel paint (part number for my color was WP102, Graphite, picked it up at Advance for 6 bucks a can) and spray up to 3 light coats, waiting at least 30 min between coats. 3 light coats is better than one heavy coat.
6. Take off the tape from the tires.
7. With a cold beer in your hand, stand back and admire your work. Give her a good bath, take her to town and see how many heads you turn.
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hahaha I love the last step it seems pretty simple .. did you sand by hand?
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hahaha I love the last step it seems pretty simple .. did you sand by hand?
Yep, by hand. Its pretty simple, just take your time.
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so I guess this will be a weekend project im gonna do one then post a pic to get some feedback before I do the others
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